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Sporting Equipment

Traveling with Special Items

When traveling with sports equipment, please check TSA’s list of Permitted and Prohibited Items before entering the passenger security checkpoint.  Select items, such as baseballs, soccer balls and basketballs, are permitted in carry-on bags.

Prohibited items at the passenger security checkpoint and carry-on bags generally include sports equipment that could potentially used as weapons in the aircraft cabin.  Please check these items with the airline to reach your flight destination.

Examples of prohibited items at passenger security checkpoints and carry-on bags include:

  • Baseball bats
  • Cricket bats
  • Golf clubs
  • Hunting knives
  • Pool cues
  • Ski poles
  • Bows and arrows
  • Hockey sticks
  • Martial arts devices
  • Scuba knives
  • Spear guns
Latest revision: 21 April 2014