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Creep-in It Real With These Halloween Travel Tips

Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Halloween pumpkin with candy

Are you traveling for a spooky-good time on October 31st? We’ve collected our frequently asked Halloween questions and have come up with these fang-tastic travel tips!

Pumpkin to talk about

Your holiday pumpkin, carved or whole, is good to go through the airport security checkpoint. If you plan to carve your jack-o-lantern later, you should place your carving knife in your checked luggage. Candles to light your lantern are also permitted in carry-on luggage.

Trick-or-treat yourself

Your dentist may not be thrilled, but you’ll be relieved to know that candy can be transported in your carry-on bag. There’s no limit on the amount you can bring, so bring enough for all those festive trick-or-treaters!

Don’t hide your face

Halloween masks are fun to wear, but you cannot wear them during the checkpoint screening process. Wearing costumes is also generally discouraged as they can result in alarms that must be resolved. You’ll have to prove your identity with proper form of identification before being allowed to proceed. 

Beware of the scary stuff

Replica knives, hatches, grenades, bombs are NEVER allowed in your carry-on.  Attempting to bring in such an item could cause major delays at a checkpoint.

Did we cover it all? Probably not, but if you have additional questions we have several ways to get you your answer! Check out our “What Can I Bring” page  for proper packing information on many common items. You can also download the MyTSA app for helpful travel tips and airport-specific information. If you need specific information, send a message to our AskTSA customer care team on Facebook or Twitter. They are available weekdays from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET on weekends and holidays to answer your questions. Or, if you prefer to speak with a representative, you can reach out to the TSA Contact Center at 866-289-9673.

Remember, we’re here to keep you safe. If you have any questions or need assistance, just ask one of our officers. And, "If You See Something, Say Something™.” Have a safe Halloween!