Bringing of folding umbrellas on flights is now allowed by OTS
Umbrellas help protect our skin from being exposed from the sun and also helps keep us dry when it’s raining. However, it can be quite frustrating when we can’t carry them as luggage on our flights.
REQUEST GRANTED. Umbrellas can now be stored as part of your hand-carry luggage. (Screenshot photo via Skyscanner official website)
Good news for travelers! On October 20, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) declared that folding umbrellas are now allowed on planes as long as it is stored as hand-carry luggage. However, cane umbrellas are still prohibited on flights.
According to the Office of Transport Security (OTS), all umbrellas were prohibited prior to the DOTr announcement. This is to comply with the rule that no sharp and pointed objects will be allowed in flights. The OTS stated that the decision was made, “following public clamor to allow carriage of folded umbrellas in both cabin and checked baggage.”
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