Very often we hear the word “Valuable” but there is confusion about what all is covered under the Valuable Items.

What is valuable?

Anything that is having considerable monetary value or material value for use or exchange is called valuable.

Eg: a diamond is a valuable thing.

Something that is of great importance, use, or service - valuable information or valuable advice

In simple words something that has worth is valuable. A lot of valuable things are worth money, but a detective can provide valuable information that might save lives.

When you talk about “Valuable Items”, it is certainly the things that are valuable – worth the money.

Any item that is hard to replace, very expensive, or necessary for your health and well-being, it is considered as ‘valuable’.

Basic packing tip is - all valuable items that you take on your trip should go in your carry-on to keep them safe.

You are contented to keep such items in your sight during your flight, and you don't run the risk of lost baggage that might sometimes occur when you check-in your luggage.

What all is covered under valuable item during travel?

From travel per se, below list is considered as valuable items –

  • Money related items: Cash, credit cards, travelers’ checks, blank checkbooks, securities, and anything else that has monetary value. If you lose money-related items in your checked baggage, airlines are not obligated to compensate you.
  • Jewelry: Necklaces, rings, diamonds, other precious stones, gold, silver, other precious metals, expensive watches, and other small and valuable items. Similar to money, the airline isn't obligated to compensate you for the loss.
  • Laptops and electronic devices: Laptops, cell phones, and other small personal electronic devices.
  • Medically related items: Prescription medication, other medications, and other medical items should remain with you in the cabin.
  • Other items: Passports and other identification, keys, eyeglasses or sunglasses, photos, exposed film, tickets, art, boarding passes, travel vouchers, mail, financial records, business documents, manuscripts, heirlooms, collectible items, favorite toys, portable data storage devices like flash drives, and software. If you have something else that is small and valuable that you don't want to lose, keep it with you in your check-in luggage.

Last minute bag check:

Sometimes on full or nearly full flights, the airplane may run out of room for keeping carryon luggage, and you may be asked to check your carry-on bag at the gate. Hence, you should pack your carry-on bag in such a manner that if it must be gate-checked, you can quickly move the fragile, valuable and critical items in a smaller bag that you should keep which can fit under your seat.

Always ensure to carry all documents and proofs with you while travelling along with valuable items. At all airports, security checks will ask you for the documentation and proof of the items that you hold to avoid the breach of customs rules.