Yes, you can carry Wax candles on a plane. Solid candles can be carried both in checked and carry-on baggage. Gel candles come under the LAGs (Liquids, Aerosols, Gels) category and can only be carried in checked luggage.
If you love having candles all over the house like me, you must’ve wondered if you can bring candles on a plane.
Well, I had the same doubt, so I learned the rules in detail. I couldn’t resist but write this article which discusses this question in detail.
Can you bring Candles in Your Carry-On(Hand Luggage)?
Yes, you can bring candles with you in Carry-On baggage. Unfortunately, you can’t bring gel candles with you in Carry-Ons.
This is because Candles come under LAGs(Liquids, Aerosols, and Gels), according to the TSA and many other security organizations in the world.
There’s a rule which states that you can only carry gel candles in containers of 100 ml. capacity. You can carry several such low-volume containers if you want.
This brings us to the question, is there any limit to how many candles you can bring with you?
How many Candles can you bring on a Plane?
There’s no limit to how many candles you can bring on a plane. You do need to consider the weight limits of the baggage in general.
If you’re traveling internationally, do know that the customs might question you if you’re carrying a lot of candles.
Note that if you want to use the candles for commercial purposes and you don’t have a commercial license, the customs might seize the candles.
So, if you bought the candle as a gift to your loved ones, then don’t worry, you can get it past the TSA.
Can you bring candles in Checked Baggage?
Yes, TSA allows you to carry solid wax candles in checked baggage. You can also carry gel candles in checked baggage.
Even solid candles might appear like a liquid in a container under X-ray, so if they wanna check the baggage, let them do it.
Don’t wrap the candles tightly if you want to take them through an airport without much trouble.
Leaving the candles unwrapped helps a lot in case of close scrutiny by the TSOs (Transportation Security Officers). So, if you do want to wrap ’em up, do it barely.
Sure thing! Solid wax candles are allowed in carry-on bags. Gel candles must be 3.4 oz or less or packed in checked bags.
— AskTSA (@AskTSA) October 7, 2017
Can I take a Glass Candle on a Plane?
Yes, you can bring a glass candle with you on a plane. There are no restrictions to carrying glass candles on a plane.
It’s better to carry glass candles in hand luggage/carry-on luggage to prevent any kind of damage to them. I’d pack them well and put them in the carry-on luggage.
You can carry birthday candles, scented candles, tea light candles, Yankee candles without any worry.
Can you bring Birthday Candles on a Plane?
Yes, you can bring Birthday Candles on a plane with you. If the candle is in a glass container then you can carry it without a doubt.
Don’t carry candles that come in metal containers as they set off the detectors and this might cause a delay or arise suspicion.
Can you take Soy Candles on a Plane?
Yes, you can bring Soy Candles with you on a Plane. They are solid candles and the TSA doesn’t see any problem as long as you aren’t carrying any matchbox with you.
Make sure the candle’s container is made of glass. Candles in metal containers trigger the security check and you don’t want that.
If the candle is packed already, leave it unwrapped to pass through the security quickly. Unwrapped candles make the TSA’s job easier.
Soy candles can be carried in both, checked and carry-on luggage.
Can you take a Candle on a Plane UK?
Yes, you can bring candles with you on a plane to the UK or a domestic plane in the UK. Solid candles are permitted without any restrictions.
Gel candles come under the LAGs(Liquids, Aerosols, Gels) category, so each container should be less than 100ml. in volume.
Note that the restriction is for each container, you can take several small candles if you want.
Can you take Candles in hand luggage UK?
Yes, you can bring candles in carry-on/hand luggage in the UK. Gel candles aren’t allowed in the hand luggage, they’re only allowed in checked luggage.
Carry candles only if you want to gift ’em to someone or bring them home. Never carry a lot of candles for commercial purposes, TSA will seize them.
Response from various Airlines regarding queries
We’ve gathered various Airlines’ responses to support our article. Some curious people have posed our questions to various Airlines already, read below!
Can you bring Candles on a plane RyanAir?
— Ryanair (@Ryanair) June 23, 2015
Can you take Candles on a plane EasyJet?
Below is a reply by EasyJet on this question.
You can take them in your hand luggage or hold luggage Ami. Scott
— easyJet (@easyJet) January 9, 2018
You can also tag the Airlines and ask them if you wanna double-check. You can call their customer care center for further clarification too.