Changes coming soon to the Prohibited Items List
In advance of the upcoming changes to the Prohibited Items List, the guidelines below on sporting equipment permitted in carry-on luggage are provided to help passengers prepare for airport security procedures prior to checkpoint arrival.
TSA continues to evolve and strengthen its multi-layered approach to aviation security – through better technology, expanded data analysis capabilities and an enhanced understanding of current intelligence. The decision to permit certain items in carry-on luggage was made as part of TSA’s overall risk-based security approach and aligns TSA with Civil Aviation Organization Standards and our European counterparts.
To Be Permitted:
|Small novelty or toy bats are included in the changes and will be transported as part of carry-on luggage.|
|The following sporting equipment will be included in this change and will be permitted through airport security: billiard cues, ski poles, hockey sticks and lacrosse sticks golf clubs (limited to two).|
|Full-size baseball, softball and cricket bats will remain prohibited items in carry-on luggage and must still be placed in checked baggage.|
If a passenger is unsure if an item meets the above requirements, TSA recommends that the item be placed in checked luggage.
The final decision rests with TSA on whether to allow any items through security checkpoints.
Travelers are encouraged to check with their airline or travel agent for policies as individual airlines may place additional restrictions on any item.
Click here to read about other changes to the Prohibited Items List.