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What Can I Bring?

Planning ahead and packing properly can facilitate the screening process and ease your travel experience at the airport. Know what you can pack in your carry-on and checked baggage before arriving at the airport by reviewing the lists below. Even if an item is generally permitted, it may be subject to additional screening or not allowed through the checkpoint if it triggers an alarm during the screening process, appears to have been tampered with, or poses other security concerns. Read about civil penalties for prohibited items.

For items not listed here, simply snap a picture or send a question to AskTSA on Facebook Messenger or Twitter. We look forward to answering your questions, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET weekdays and weekends/holidays.

 

The final decision rests with the TSA officer on whether an item is allowed through the checkpoint.

Item Carry on bags Checked bags
Adult Toys
Yes Yes
Aerosol Insecticide

Aerosol insecticides are not allowed in carry-on; however they are allowed in checked bags as long as they are not labeled as hazardous material (HAZMAT).

No Yes (Special Instructions)
Airbrush Make-up Machine
Yes Yes
Alcoholic beverages

Alcoholic beverages with more than 24% but not more than 70% alcohol are limited in checked bags to 5 liters (1.3 gallons) per passenger and must be in unopened retail packaging. Alcoholic beverages with 24% alcohol or less are not subject to limitations in checked bags. 

Mini bottles of alcohol in carry-on must be able to comfortably fit into a single quart-sized bag.

For more information, see FAA regulation: 49 CFR 175.10(a)(4).

Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Alcoholic beverages over 140 proof

Alcoholic beverages with more than 70% alcohol (up to 140 proof), including grain alcohol and 151 proof rum. For more information, see FAA regulation: 49 CFR 175.10(a)(4).

No No
Ammunition

Check with your airline if ammunition is allowed in checked bags. Small arms ammunitions must be securely packed in fiber, wood or metal boxes or other packaging specifically designed to carry small amounts of ammunition. Ask the airline about limitations or fees. Read the guidelines for traveling with firearms.

When traveling, be sure to comply with the laws concerning possession of firearms as they vary by local, state and international government.

No Yes (Special Instructions)
Antlers

You may transport this item in carry-on or checked bags. For items you wish to carry on, you should check with the airline to ensure that the item will fit in the overhead bin or underneath the seat of the airplane.

Yes Yes
Arc Lighters, Plasma Lighters, Electronic Lighters, E-Lighters
No No
Artificial Skeleton Bones
Yes Yes
Axes and Hatchets
No Yes
Baby Carrier

You may transport this item in carry-on or checked bags. For items you wish to carry on, you should check with the airline to ensure that the item will fit in the overhead bin or underneath the seat of the airplane.

Yes Yes
Baby Food

Baby food is allowed in reasonable quantities in carry-on bags. Remove these items from your carry-on bag to be screened separately from the rest of your belongings. Please see traveling with children for more information.

Yes Yes
Baby Formula

Formula, breast milk and juice are allowed in reasonable quantities in carry-on bags. Remove these items from your carry-on bag to be screened separately from the rest of your belongings. You do not need to travel with your child to bring breast milk. Please see traveling with children for more information.

Yes (Special Instructions) Yes
Baby Powder
Yes Yes
Baby Wipes
Yes Yes
Balloons (not inflated)
Yes Yes
Bang Snaps
No No
Baseball Bats

Sports equipment that can be used as a bludgeon (such as bats and clubs) is prohibited in the cabin of the plane and must be transported in your checked baggage.

No Yes
Basketballs/Baseballs/Footballs
Yes Yes
BB Guns

Check with your airline to see if they allow firearms in checked bags. Read the guidelines for traveling with firearms.

When traveling, be sure to comply with the laws concerning possession of firearms as they vary by local, state and international government.

No Yes (Special Instructions)
Bear Bangers
No No
Bear spray
No No
Belts, Clothes and Shoes

To help TSA officers get a clear look at your bag and reduce the need for additional screening, we suggest you pack your bag in neat layers.

Yes Yes
Bicycle Chains
Yes Yes
Bicycle Pumps
Yes Yes
Bicycles
Check with Airline Check with Airline
Billy Clubs
No Yes
Binoculars
Yes Yes
Black Jacks
No Yes
Blankets
Yes Yes
Blasting Caps
No No
Blender

Blenders are allowed in carry-on bags if the blade has been removed.

Any sharp objects in checked bags should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and inspectors.

Yes (Special Instructions) Yes
Blood Sugar Test Kit

Please notify the TSA officer that you have diabetes and are carrying your supplies with you. Insulin pumps and supplies must be accompanied by insulin, and insulin in any form or dispenser must be clearly identified.

Learn more about transporting medication on your next flight.

Yes Yes
Bobby Pins
Yes Yes
Bocce Balls
Yes Yes
Body Armor

Generally, body armor is allowed in carry-on or checked bags. Please note however that even if an item is generally allowed, our officers make the final decision on whether an item is allowed through the checkpoint.

Yes Yes
Books

Books often require additional screening. The TSA officer may ask you to remove them from your carrying case to conduct a physical inspection.

Yes Yes
Bottle Opener
Yes Yes
Bottled Water
Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Bowling Balls

Sports equipment that can be used as a bludgeon (such as bats and clubs) is prohibited in the cabin of the plane and must be transported in your checked bags.

Yes Yes
Bowling Pins

Sports equipment that can be used as a bludgeon (such as bats and clubs) is prohibited in the cabin of the plane and must be transported in your checked baggage.

No Yes
Bows and Arrows
No Yes
Box Cutters

Any sharp objects in checked bags should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and inspectors.

No Yes
Boxing Gloves
Yes Yes
Brass Instruments
Check with Airline Yes
Brass Knuckles
No Yes
Bread

Solid food items (not liquids or gels) can be transported in either your carry-on or checked bags. Liquid or gel food items larger than 3.4 oz are not allowed in carry-on bags and should be placed in your checked bags if possible.

TSA officers may instruct travelers to separate items from carry-on bags such as foods, powders, and any materials that can clutter bags and obstruct clear images on the X-ray machine. Travelers are encouraged to organize their carry-on bags and keep them uncluttered to ease the screening process and keep the lines moving.

Yes Yes
Bread Machine

You may transport this item in carry-on or checked bags. For items you wish to carry on, you should check with the airline to ensure that the item will fit in the overhead bin or underneath the seat of the airplane.

Yes Yes
Breast Milk

Formula, breast milk and juice are allowed in reasonable quantities in carry-on bags. Remove these items from your carry-on bag to be screened separately from the rest of your belongings. You do not need to travel with your child to bring breast milk. Please see traveling with children for more information.

Yes (Special Instructions) Yes
Breast Pump
Yes Yes
Bug Repellent
Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Butane
No No
Butane Curling Irons (cordless)

Cordless curling irons containing a gas cartridge and butane fueled curling irons are allowed in carry-on bags only.

A safety cover must be securely fitted over the heating element. The device must be protected from accidental activation.

Gas refills (spare cartridges) are not allowed in either checked or carry-on bags.

Yes (Special Instructions) No
Camera Monopod

You may transport this item in carry-on or checked bags. For items you wish to carry on, you should check with the airline to ensure that the item will fit in the overhead bin or underneath the seat of the airplane.

Yes Yes
Camp stoves

Camp stoves are allowed in carry-on or checked bags only if they are empty of all fuel and cleaned so that no fuel vapors or residue remain. Please wrap cords and layer items in bags so officers can get a clear view of the items.

Yes (Special Instructions) Yes (Special Instructions)
Candy

Solid food items (not liquids or gels) can be transported in either your carry-on or checked bags. Liquid or gel food items larger than 3.4 oz are not allowed in carry-on bags and should be placed in your checked bags if possible.

TSA officers may instruct travelers to separate items from carry-on bags such as foods, powders, and any materials that can clutter bags and obstruct clear images on the X-ray machine. Travelers are encouraged to organize their carry-on bags and keep them uncluttered to ease the screening process and keep the lines moving.

Yes Yes
Canes

Please visit our special procedures page for information on traveling through the checkpoint with a cane.

Yes Yes
Canned Foods

There are some items that are not on the prohibited items list, but because of how they appear on the X-ray, security concerns, or impact of the 3-1-1 rules for liquids, gels and aerosols, they could require additional screening that might result in the item not being allowed through the checkpoint. We suggest that you pack this item in your checked bag, ship it to your destination or leave it at home.

Yes (Special Instructions) Yes
Canoe/Kayak Paddles
No Yes
Cap Guns
No Yes
Car Parts

Car engine parts and other car parts without fuel or traces of fuel are allowed in carry-on or checked bags. Car engine parts may be placed in checked bags only if the parts are packed in their original box and free of gasoline and oil.

For items you wish to carry on, you should check with the airline to ensure that the item will fit in the overhead bin or underneath the seat of the airplane.

If you have questions regarding hazardous materials regulations, please see the FAA website.

Yes (Special Instructions) Yes (Special Instructions)
Cast Iron Cookware
No Yes
Casts
Yes Yes
Cattle Prods
No Yes
Cell Phones
Yes Yes
Cereal
Yes Yes
Chapsticks
Yes Yes
Cheese (Creamy)

TSA officers may instruct travelers to separate items from carry-on bags such as foods, powders, and any materials that can clutter bags and obstruct clear images on the X-ray machine. Travelers are encouraged to organize their carry-on bags and keep them uncluttered to ease the screening process and keep the lines moving.

Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Cheese (Solid)

TSA officers may instruct travelers to separate items from carry-on bags such as foods, powders, and any materials that can clutter bags and obstruct clear images on the X-ray machine. Travelers are encouraged to organize their carry-on bags and keep them uncluttered to ease the screening process and keep the lines moving.

Yes Yes
Child Car Seat

You may transport this item in carry-on or checked bags. For items you wish to carry on, you should check with the airline to ensure that the item will fit in the overhead bin or underneath the seat of the airplane.

Yes Yes
Chlorine for Pools and Spas
No No
Chocolate (liquid)

Solid food items (not liquids or gels) can be transported in either your carry-on or checked bags. Liquid or gel food items larger than 3.4 oz are not allowed in carry-on bags and should be placed in your checked bags if possible.

Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Chocolate (Solid)

Solid food items (not liquids or gels) can be transported in either your carry-on or checked bags. Liquid or gel food items larger than 3.4 oz are not allowed in carry-on bags and should be placed in your checked bags if possible.

TSA officers may instruct travelers to separate items from carry-on bags such as foods, powders, and any materials that can clutter bags and obstruct clear images on the X-ray machine. Travelers are encouraged to organize their carry-on bags and keep them uncluttered to ease the screening process and keep the lines moving.

Yes Yes
Christmas Lights
Yes Yes
Cigar Cutters

While cigar cutters are generally permitted, we recommend that you pack them in your checked baggage. TSA officers have the discretion to prohibit any item through the screening checkpoint if they believe it poses a security threat.

Any sharp objects in checked bags should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and inspectors.

Yes (Special Instructions) Yes
Cigarettes
Yes Yes
Cigars
Yes Yes
Clock
Yes Yes
CO2 Cartridge

Except for personal medical oxygen cylinders, you can only carry an EMPTY compressed gas cylinder onboard a plane. To be permitted (in either carry-on or checked baggage), it must be clearly visible to the TSA officer that the cylinder is empty.

No No
CO2 Cartridge for Life Vest

You may bring a life vest with up to two CO2 cartridges inside, plus two spare cartridges in your carry-on or checked bag.

Even if an item is generally permitted, it may be subject to additional screening or not allowed through the checkpoint if it triggers an alarm during the screening process, appears to have been tampered with, or poses other security concerns. The final decision rests with TSA on whether to allow any items on the plane.

Yes (Special Instructions) Yes (Special Instructions)
Coat Hangers
Yes Yes
Coffee (Beans or Ground)

TSA officers may instruct travelers to separate items from carry-on bags such as foods, powders, and any materials that can clutter bags and obstruct clear images on the X-ray machine. Travelers are encouraged to organize their carry-on bags and keep them uncluttered to ease the screening process and keep the lines moving.

Yes Yes
Coffee (Liquid)
Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Coffee Thermos (empty)

You may take empty drink containers through the checkpoint and fill them afterward.

Yes Yes
Coffee/Espresso Maker

Please carefully pack your electronics items and make sure all cords are wrapped. While you can pack expensive, fragile electronics items in checked or carry-on bags, we recommend packing them in your carry-on.

Yes Yes
Cologne
Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Compressed Air Guns

Including paintball markers, may be carried in checked baggage without compressed air cylinder attached.

No Yes (Special Instructions)
Concealer
Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Conditioner
Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Contact Lens Solution

TSA allows larger amounts of medically necessary liquids, gels, and aerosols in reasonable quantities for your trip, but you must declare them to security officers at the checkpoint for inspection.

Learn more about transporting medication on your next flight.

Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Contact Lenses

TSA allows larger amounts of medically necessary liquids, gels, and aerosols in reasonable quantities for your trip, but you must declare them to security officers at the checkpoint for inspection.

Learn more about transporting medication on your next flight.

Yes Yes
Cooked Meat, Seafood and Vegetable (No Liquid)

You may transport this item in carry-on or checked bags. For items you wish to carry on, you should check with the airline to ensure that the item will fit in the overhead bin or underneath the seat of the airplane.

TSA officers may instruct travelers to separate items from carry-on bags such as foods, powders, and any materials that can clutter bags and obstruct clear images on the X-ray machine. Travelers are encouraged to organize their carry-on bags and keep them uncluttered to ease the screening process and keep the lines moving.

Yes Yes
Cookies

TSA officers may instruct travelers to separate items from carry-on bags such as foods, powders, and any materials that can clutter bags and obstruct clear images on the X-ray machine. Travelers are encouraged to organize their carry-on bags and keep them uncluttered to ease the screening process and keep the lines moving.

Yes Yes
Cooking spray
No No
Cooler (empty)
Yes Yes
Corkscrews (with blade)

Any sharp objects in checked bags should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and inspectors.

No Yes
Corkscrews (with no blade)
Yes Yes
Crackers

TSA officers may instruct travelers to separate items from carry-on bags such as foods, powders, and any materials that can clutter bags and obstruct clear images on the X-ray machine. Travelers are encouraged to organize their carry-on bags and keep them uncluttered to ease the screening process and keep the lines moving.

Yes Yes
Crampons
No Yes
Cream
Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Creamy Dips and Spreads

TSA officers may instruct travelers to separate items from carry-on bags such as foods, powders, and any materials that can clutter bags and obstruct clear images on the X-ray machine. Travelers are encouraged to organize their carry-on bags and keep them uncluttered to ease the screening process and keep the lines moving.

Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Cremated Remains

We understand how painful losing a loved one is and we treat crematory remains with respect. Some airlines do not allow cremated remains in checked bags, so please check with your airline to learn more about possible restrictions.

To facilitate screening, we suggest that you purchase a temporary or permanent crematory container made of a lighter weight material, such as wood or plastic. If the container is made of a material that generates an opaque image, TSA officers will not be able to clearly determine what is inside the container and the container will not be allowed. Out of respect for the deceased, TSA officers will not open a container, even if requested by the passenger.

Yes (Special Instructions) Yes
Cricket Bats
No Yes
Crochet Hooks

Any sharp objects in checked bags should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and inspectors.

Yes Yes
Crowbars
No Yes
Crutches
Yes Yes
Curling Iron (with cord)
Yes Yes
Cymbals

Check with your airline prior to your flight to ensure your instrument meets the aircraft size requirements. Musical instruments must undergo screening when transported as carry-on or in checked bags. Musical instruments transported as carry-on require a physical inspection at the security checkpoint. Inform the TSA officer if your instrument requires special care and handling. Pack brass instruments in your checked bags.

Yes (Special Instructions) Yes (Special Instructions)
Darts

Any sharp objects in checked bags should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and inspectors.

No Yes
Deodorant (aerosol)
Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Deodorant (liquid)
Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Deodorant (Solid)
Yes Yes
Desktop Computers

Please remove the computer from your carry-on bag and place it in a separate bin for X-ray screening.

Yes Yes
Detergent (liquid)
Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Detergent (powder or pellet)
Yes Yes
Digital Cameras

For items you wish to carry on, you should check with the airline to ensure that the item will fit in the overhead bin or underneath the seat of the airplane.

Yes Yes
Disposable and Zippo Lighters

Disposable and Zippo lighters without fuel are allowed in checked bags. Lighters with fuel are prohibited in checked bags, unless they adhere to the Department of Transportation exemption, which allows up to two fueled lighters if properly enclosed in a DOT approved case.

Yes Yes (Special Instructions)
Disposable Razor

Any sharp objects in checked bags should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and inspectors.

Yes Yes
Divot Tools
Yes Yes
Dried Fruits

TSA officers may instruct travelers to separate items from carry-on bags such as foods, powders, and any materials that can clutter bags and obstruct clear images on the X-ray machine. Travelers are encouraged to organize their carry-on bags and keep them uncluttered to ease the screening process and keep the lines moving.

Yes Yes
Drills and Drill Bits
No Yes
Drones

Drones are allowed through the checkpoint. Please check with your airline for their policy.

Check with Airline Check with Airline
Drumsticks

Musical instruments must undergo screening when transported as carry-on or in checked bags. Musical instruments transported as carry-on require a physical inspection at the security checkpoint. Inform the TSA officer if your instrument requires special care and handling. Pack brass instruments in your checked bags.

Yes Yes
Dry batteries (AA, AAA, C, and D)
Yes Yes
Dry Ice

The FAA limits you to 5.5 pounds of dry ice that is properly packaged (the package is vented) and marked. Airline approval is required. For more information, visit the FAA website.

Check with Airline Check with Airline
Dry Shampoo
Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Duct Tape
Yes Yes
DVD Players

For items you wish to carry on, you should check with the airline to ensure that the item will fit in the overhead bin or underneath the seat of the airplane.

Yes Yes
Dynamite
No No
E-liquids
Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
E-Z Pass Transponders
Yes Yes
Electric Blankets
Yes Yes
Electric Fans

You may transport this item in carry-on or checked baggage. For items you wish to carry on, you should check with the airline to ensure that the item will fit in the overhead bin or underneath the seat of the airplane.

Yes (Special Instructions) Yes
Electric Razors
Yes Yes
Electronic Cigarettes and Vaping Devices

The FAA prohibits these devices in checked bags. Battery-powered E-cigarettes, vaporizers, vape pens, atomizers, and electronic nicotine delivery systems may only be carried in the aircraft cabin (in carry-on baggage or on your person). Check with your airline for additional restrictions. Remove all electronic cigarette and vaping devices from carry-on bags if checked at the gate or planeside.

Yes No
Electronic Toothbrush
Yes Yes
Emergency Position-Indicating Radiobeacons (EPIRB)
Check with Airline Check with Airline
Empty Water Bottle
Yes Yes
Engine-powered Equipment Completely Purged of Fuel

No amount of fuel may remain in the engine, including residual vapors.

Even if completely purged, some airlines may refuse to allow engine powered equipment in carry-on if it has ever contained fuel.

No Check with Airline
Engine-powered Equipment with Residual Fuel

Engine-powered equipment with residual fuel (e.g., chainsaws, generators, trimmers, etc.) is not allowed in carry-on or checked bags. No amount of fuel may remain in the engine, including residual vapors.

Even if completely purged, some airlines may refuse to allow engine powered equipment in bags if it has ever contained fuel.

No No
English Christmas Crackers
No No
EpiPens

TSA allows larger amounts of medically necessary liquids, gels, and aerosols in reasonable quantities for your trip, but you must declare them to TSA officers at the checkpoint for inspection.

Learn more about transporting medication on your next flight.

Yes Yes
Extension Cord

Please carefully pack your electronics items, making sure all cords are wrapped and any DVDs, CDs, or cassettes are removed from their devices. While you can pack expensive, fragile electronics items in checked or carry-on bags, we recommend packing them in your carry-on.

Yes Yes
External Medical Devices

Inform the TSA officer if you have a bone growth stimulator, spinal stimulator, neurostimulator, port, feeding tube, insulin pump, ostomy or other medical device attached to your body and where it is located before the screening process begins. You may provide the officer with the TSA notification card or other medical documentation to describe your condition.

Submit the device for X-ray screening if you can safely disconnect. Consult with the manufacturer of the device to determine whether it can pass through the X-ray, metal detector or advanced imaging technology for screening.

If you cannot disconnect from the device, it may require additional screening and those in sensitive areas are subject to careful and gentle inspection.

Yes (Special Instructions) Yes
Eye Drops
Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Eye Liners (liquid)
Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Fertilizer
No No
Fidget Spinners
Yes Yes
Film

We recommend that you put undeveloped film and cameras containing undeveloped film in your carry-on bags or take undeveloped film with you to the checkpoint and ask for a hand inspection.

Yes Yes
Fire Extinguishers and Other Compressed Gas Cylinders
No No
Firearms

Firearms carried in checked bags must be unloaded, packed in a locked hard-sided container, and declared to the airline at check-in. Check with your airline to see if they allow firearms in checked bags. Read the guidelines for traveling with firearms.

When traveling, be sure to comply with the laws concerning possession of firearms as they vary by local, state and international government.

No Yes (Special Instructions)
Firecracker
No No
Fireworks
No No
Fishing pole

Fishing rods are permitted in carry-on and checked bags; however, passengers should check with the airline to confirm that the fishing rod fits within size limitations for carry-on items.

Sharp fishing tackle that may be considered dangerous, such as large fish hooks, should be sheathed, securely wrapped, and packed in your checked bags. Like other high-value objects, you may wish to pack expensive reels or fragile tackle that does not pose a security threat (small flies) in your carry-on bags.

Yes Yes
Flammable Liquid, Gel, or Aerosol Paint
No No
Flammable Paints
No No
Flare Guns

Flare guns in checked bags must be unloaded, packed in a locked hard-sided container, within hazardous material regulations, and declared to the airline at check-in. Check with your airline to see if they allow firearms in checked bags. Read the guidelines for traveling with firearms.

When traveling, be sure to comply with the laws concerning possession of firearms as they vary by local, state and international government.

No Yes (Special Instructions)
Flares
No No
Flashlights
Yes Yes
Flowers

Fresh flowers are allowed through the checkpoint without water.

Yes Yes
Foam Toy Sword
No Yes
Football Helmets
Yes Yes
Fork
Yes Yes
Foundation
Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Freezer packs

Frozen liquid items and gel packs are allowed through the checkpoint as long as they are frozen solid when presented for screening. If frozen liquid items are partially melted, slushy, or have any liquid at the bottom of the container, they must meet 3-1-1 liquids requirements.

Yes (Special Instructions) Yes
Fresh Eggs

TSA officers may instruct travelers to separate items from carry-on bags such as foods, powders, and any materials that can clutter bags and obstruct clear images on the X-ray machine. Travelers are encouraged to organize their carry-on bags and keep them uncluttered to ease the screening process and keep the lines moving.

Yes Yes
Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

Solid food items (not liquids or gels) can be transported in either your carry-on or checked bags within the continental United States. Liquid or gel food items larger than 3.4 oz are not allowed in carry-on bags and should be placed in your checked bags if possible.

Passengers flying from Hawaii, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands to the U.S. mainland cannot take most fresh fruits and vegetables due to the risk of spreading invasive plant pests. Please visit the U.S. Department of Agriculture website for more information.  

Yes (Special Instructions) Yes
Fresh Meat and Seafood

Meat, seafood and other non-liquid food items are permitted in both carry-on and checked bags. If the food is packed with ice or ice packs in a cooler or other container, the ice or ice packs must be completely frozen when brought through screening. If the ice or ice packs are partially melted and have any liquid at the bottom of the container, they will not be permitted. You also can pack frozen perishables in your carry-on or checked bags in dry ice. The FAA limits you to five pounds of dry ice that is properly packaged (the package is vented) and marked.

Yes (Special Instructions) Yes
Frozen Food

Meat, seafood, vegetables and other non-liquid food items are permitted in both carry-on and checked bags. If the food is packed with ice or ice packs in a cooler or other container, the ice or ice packs must be completely frozen when brought through screening. If the ice or ice packs are partially melted and have any liquid at the bottom of the container, they will not be permitted.

Yes (Special Instructions) Yes
Fuels

Any flammable liquid fuel, such as cooking fuel, is prohibited. 

No No
Full Sized Video Game Consoles

Please place the console in a separate bin for X-ray screening.

Yes Yes
Gas Torches
No No
Gasoline
No No
Geiger Counters
Yes Yes
Gel Ice Packs

Frozen liquid items are allowed through the checkpoint as long as they are frozen solid when presented for screening. If frozen liquid items are partially melted, slushy, or have any liquid at the bottom of the container, they must meet 3-1-1 liquids requirements.

Yes (Special Instructions) Yes
Gel-Type Candles
No Yes
Glass
Yes Yes
Glass Picture Frame
Yes Yes
Glass Vase (empty)
Yes Yes
Glow Sticks

Glow sticks must follow the 3-1-1 liquids rule for carry-on bags. Please place them in a single, quart-size bag with other liquids, gels and aerosols.

Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Golf Balls
Yes Yes
Golf Clubs
No Yes
Golf Tees
Yes Yes
Grater
Yes Yes
Gravy
Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Guitar

Please check with your airline for their policy. Musical instruments must undergo screening when transported as carry-on or in checked bags. Musical instruments transported as carry-on require a physical inspection at the security checkpoint. Inform the TSA officer if your instrument requires special care and handling. Pack brass instruments in your checked bags.

Yes (Special Instructions) Yes (Special Instructions)
Gum
Yes Yes
Gun Lighters
No No
Gun Powder

Including black powder and percussion caps.

No No
Hair Clippers
Yes Yes
Hair Dryer
Yes Yes
Hair Gel
Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Hair Straightener (Flat Iron)
Yes Yes
Hair Texturizer
Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Hairspray
Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Hammers
No Yes
Hand Grenades
No No
Hand Sanitizers
Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Hand Warmers
Yes Yes
Handcuffs
Yes Yes
Harry Potter wand
Yes Yes
Headphones
Yes Yes
Heating Pad (Gel)
No Yes
Heating Pads (Electric)
Yes Yes
Helmets
Yes Yes
Hiking Poles
No Yes
Hockey Sticks
No Yes
Holiday lights
Yes Yes
Holsters

Read the guidelines for traveling with firearms.

Yes Yes
Honey
Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Hookahs
Yes Yes
Hoverboards

Hoverboards are allowed through the checkpoint. Please check with your airline for their policy.

Check with Airline Check with Airline
Hummus
Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Ice

Frozen liquid items are allowed through the checkpoint as long as they are frozen solid when presented for screening. If frozen liquid items are partially melted, slushy, or have any liquid at the bottom of the container, they must meet 3-1-1 liquids requirements.

Yes (Special Instructions) Yes
Ice Axes/Ice Picks

Any sharp objects in checked bags should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and inspectors.

No Yes
Ice cream

Ice cream is allowed through the checkpoint as long as it is frozen solid when presented for screening.

TSA officers may instruct travelers to separate items from carry-on bags such as foods, powders, and any materials that can clutter bags and obstruct clear images on the X-ray machine. Travelers are encouraged to organize their carry-on bags and keep them uncluttered to ease the screening process and keep the lines moving.

Yes (Special Instructions) Yes
Inhalers

TSA allows larger amounts of medically necessary liquids, gels, and aerosols in reasonable quantities for your trip, but you must declare them to TSA officers at the checkpoint for inspection.

We recommend, but do not require, that your medications be labeled to facilitate the security process.

Learn more about transporting medication on your next flight.

Yes (Special Instructions) Yes
Insulin

Please notify the TSA officer that you have diabetes and are carrying your supplies with you. Insulin pumps and supplies must be accompanied by insulin, and insulin in any form or dispenser must be clearly identified.

Learn more about transporting medication on your next flight.

Yes (Special Instructions) Yes
Insulin Pumps

Please notify the TSA officer that you have diabetes and are carrying your supplies with you. Insulin pumps and supplies must be accompanied by insulin, and insulin in any form or dispenser must be clearly identified.

Learn more about transporting medication on your next flight.

Yes (Special Instructions) Yes
Insulin Supplies

Please notify the TSA officer that you have diabetes and are carrying your supplies with you. Insulin pumps and supplies must be accompanied by insulin, and insulin in any form or dispenser must be clearly identified.

Learn more about transporting medication on your next flight.

Yes (Special Instructions) Yes
iPod
Yes Yes
Jam and Jelly

TSA officers may instruct travelers to separate items from carry-on bags such as foods, powders, and any materials that can clutter bags and obstruct clear images on the X-ray machine. Travelers are encouraged to organize their carry-on bags and keep them uncluttered to ease the screening process and keep the lines moving.

Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Jewelry

If you are travelling with valuable items such as jewelry, please keep those items with you at all times (do not put them in checked baggage). You can ask the TSA officer to screen you and your valuables in private to maintain your security.

Yes Yes
Juice for Babies

Formula, breast milk and juice for babies are allowed in reasonable quantities in carry-on bags. Remove these items from your carry-on bag to be screened separately from the rest of your belongings. Please see traveling with children for more information.

Yes (Special Instructions) Yes
Juices
Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Knitting Needles

Any sharp objects in checked bags should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and inspectors.

Yes Yes
Knives

Except for plastic or round bladed butter knives.

Any sharp objects in checked bags should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and inspectors.

No Yes
Kubatons
No Yes
Lacrosse Sticks
No Yes
Laptops

Please remove the laptops from your bag and place it in a separate bin for X-ray screening.

TSA Pre✓® travelers do not need to remove shoes, laptops, 3-1-1 liquids, belts or light jackets. Please see TSA Pre✓® for more information.

Yes Yes
Laser Hair Remover
Yes Yes
Laser Pointers
Yes Yes
LED lights
Yes Yes
License plate
Yes Yes
Life Vest

You may bring a life vest with up to two CO2 cartridges inside, plus two spare cartridges in your carry-on or checked bag.

Yes Yes
Light Bulbs
Yes Yes
Light Saber

Sadly, the technology doesn't currently exist to create a real lightsaber. However, you can pack a toy lightsaber in your carry-on or checked bag. May the force be with you.

Yes Yes
Lighter Fluid
No No
Lipsticks
Yes Yes
Liquid Bleach
No No
Liquid Vitamins

Learn more about transporting medication on your next flight.

Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Lithium batteries with 100 watt hours or less in a device

Lithium batteries with 100 watt hours or less may be carried in a device in either carry-on or checked bags. Loose lithium batteries are prohibited in checked bags. For more information, see the FAA regulations on batteries.

Yes Yes (Special Instructions)
Lithium batteries with more than 100 watt hours

Lithium batteries with more than 100 watt hours may be allowed in carry-on bags with airline approval, but are limited to two spare batteries per passenger. Loose lithium batteries are prohibited in checked bags. For more information, see the FAA regulations on batteries.

Yes (Special Instructions) No
Live Coral

Live corals in water and a clear transparent container are allowed after inspection by the TSA officer.  

Yes No
Live Fish

Live fish in water and a clear transparent container are allowed after inspection by the TSA officer.  

Yes No
Live Lobster

A live lobster is allowed through security and must be transported in a clear, plastic, spill proof container. A TSA officer will visually inspect your lobster at the checkpoint. We recommend that you contact your airline to determine your airline's policy on traveling with your lobster before arriving at the airport.

Check with Airline Yes
Longboards
Yes Yes
Lotion
Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Magic 8 Ball

For Carry-on bags: We asked the Magic 8 Ball  and it told us…Outlook not so good!

For Checked bags: We asked the Magic 8 Ball and it told us…It is certain!

No Yes
Magnets
Yes Yes
Makeup Remover
Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Makeup Wipes
Yes Yes
Mallets
No Yes
Maple Syrup

TSA officers may instruct travelers to separate items from carry-on bags such as foods, powders, and any materials that can clutter bags and obstruct clear images on the X-ray machine. Travelers are encouraged to organize their carry-on bags and keep them uncluttered to ease the screening process and keep the lines moving.

Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Martial Arts Weapons
No Yes
Mascara
Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Meat Cleavers

Any sharp objects in checked bags should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and inspectors.

No Yes
Medical Marijuana

Possession of marijuana and cannabis infused products, such as Cannabidiol (CBD) oil, is illegal under federal law. TSA officers are required to report any suspected violations of law, including possession of marijuana and cannabis infused products. TSA’s screening procedures are focused on security and are designed to detect potential threats to aviation and passengers. Accordingly, TSA security officers do not search for marijuana or other illegal drugs, but in the event a substance that appears to be marijuana or a cannabis infused product is observed during security screening, TSA will refer the matter to a law enforcement officer.

No No
Medical Masks

You may wear medical masks during security screening. However, please remove the mask when you arrive at the checkpoint until the TSA officer has verified your identity.

Yes Yes
Medically Necessary Personal Oxygen

Personal medical oxygen cylinders are permitted through the screening checkpoint, however, the Federal Aviation Administration considers personal medical oxygen cylinders to be hazardous materials. You are not permitted to carry your own oxygen in the aircraft cabin. Please contact your airline for instructions on arranging oxygen service. Airlines are not required to provide oxygen service and many do not.

Yes (Special Instructions) No
Medications (Liquid)

TSA allows larger amounts of medically necessary liquids, gels, and aerosols in reasonable quantities for your trip, but you must declare them to TSA officers at the checkpoint for inspection.

Learn more about transporting medication on your next flight.

Yes (Special Instructions) Yes
Medications (Pills)

Learn more about transporting medication on your next flight.

Yes Yes
Metal Detector

Because of the size limitations of overhead bins and space under seats, this item should be transported in checked bags.

Due to airline polices on weight and size of checked bags, you should check with your airline for any potential guidelines for certain checked items.
 

Check with Airline Check with Airline
Microwave

Microwave is allowed through the checkpoint. Please check with your airline for their policy.

Check with Airline Yes
Mirrors
Yes Yes
Mixer

Mixer is allowed in carry-on bags. Please check with your airline for any size or weight restrictions.

Yes (Special Instructions) Yes
MREs

Solid food items (not liquids or gels) can be transported in either your carry-on or checked bags. Liquid or gel food items larger than 3.4 oz are not allowed in carry-on bags and should be placed in your checked bags if possible.

Please note some airlines do not allow MREs in carry-on bags due to the self-heating element. We recommend that you reach out to your airline to determine their policy.

Yes (Special Instructions) Yes
Multi-tool without Blades
Yes Yes
Multi-tools

In general, you are prohibited from traveling with sharp objects in your carry-on bags. Multi-tools (multipurpose tools) with knives of any length are prohibited. Please pack these items in your checked bags. Multi-tools (multipurpose tools) with scissors less than 4 inches may be placed in carry-on bags.

Any sharp objects in checked bags should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and inspectors.

Yes (Special Instructions) Yes
Nail Clippers

Any sharp objects in checked bags should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and inspectors.

Yes Yes
Nail File (metal)

Any sharp objects in checked bags should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and inspectors.

Yes Yes
Nail Guns
No Yes
Nail Polish
Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Nail Polish Remover
Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Navigation GPS
Yes Yes
Nebulizers, CPAPs, BiPAPs, and APAPs

Nebulizers, CPAPs, BiPAPs and APAPs are allowed in carry-on bags but must be removed from the carrying case and undergo X-ray screening. Facemasks and tubing may remain in the case.

You may provide a clear plastic bag to place the device in for X-ray screening. A TSA officer may need to remove the device from the bag to test it for traces of explosives.

Liquids associated with nebulizers are exempt from the 3-1-1 liquids rule.

Learn more about transporting medication on your next flight.

Yes (Special Instructions) Yes
Night Sticks
No Yes
Night Vision Goggles
Yes Yes
Nitroglycerine Pills

Learn more about transporting medication on your next flight.

Yes Yes
Non-Spillable Wet Batteries

No more than two spare non-spillable wet batteries are allowed as long as each battery does not exceed 12 volts and 100 watt hours.

Yes (Special Instructions) Yes
Nunchucks
No Yes
Nuts

TSA officers may instruct travelers to separate items from carry-on bags such as foods, powders, and any materials that can clutter bags and obstruct clear images on the X-ray machine. Travelers are encouraged to organize their carry-on bags and keep them uncluttered to ease the screening process and keep the lines moving.

Yes Yes
Oils and Vinegars

TSA officers may instruct travelers to separate items from carry-on bags such as foods, powders, and any materials that can clutter bags and obstruct clear images on the X-ray machine. Travelers are encouraged to organize their carry-on bags and keep them uncluttered to ease the screening process and keep the lines moving.

Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Paintings
Yes Yes
Parachutes

You may transport parachutes, either with or without Automatic Activation Devices, in carry-on or checked bags.

Parachutes should always be packed separately from other baggage. If a TSA officer determines that a bag must be opened to inspect the parachute, you must be present to assist in the inspection. If you are not within the screening area, you will be paged using the airport intercom system; if you are not present to assist with screening the parachute, the parachute will not be allowed on the plane. For this reason, passengers with parachutes are encouraged to add 30 minutes to the airlines' recommended arrival window. TSA is not responsible for repacking parachutes. All parachutes should be thoroughly inspected at their end destination to make sure that the equipment is still safe to use.

Yes (Special Instructions) Yes (Special Instructions)
Parts of Guns and Firearms

Firearm parts, including magazines, clips, bolts and firing pins, are prohibited in carry-on, but may be transported in checked bags. Check with your airline to see if they allow firearms in checked bags. Read the guidelines for traveling with firearms.

When traveling, be sure to comply with the laws concerning possession of firearms as they vary by local, state and international government.

No Yes (Special Instructions)
Party Poppers
No No
Peanut Butter

TSA officers may instruct travelers to separate items from carry-on bags such as foods, powders, and any materials that can clutter bags and obstruct clear images on the X-ray machine. Travelers are encouraged to organize their carry-on bags and keep them uncluttered to ease the screening process and keep the lines moving.

Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Pellet Guns

Check with your airline to see if they allow firearms in checked bags. Read the guidelines for traveling with firearms.

When traveling, be sure to comply with the laws concerning possession of firearms as they vary by local, state and international government.

No Yes (Special Instructions)
Pen
Yes Yes
Pencil Sharpeners
Yes Yes
Pepper Spray

One 4 fl. oz. (118 ml) container of mace or pepper spray is permitted in checked baggage provided it is equipped with a safety mechanism to prevent accidental discharge. Self-defense sprays containing more than 2 percent by mass of tear gas (CS or CN) are prohibited in checked baggage. For more information, visit faa.gov.

We recommend checking with your airline as some may not allow this item in checked bags.

No Yes
Perfume
Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Pet food (solid)

Dry or "moist" pet food is considered solid food.

TSA officers may instruct travelers to separate items from carry-on bags such as foods, powders, and any materials that can clutter bags and obstruct clear images on the X-ray machine. Travelers are encouraged to organize their carry-on bags and keep them uncluttered to ease the screening process and keep the lines moving.

Yes Yes
Pet food (wet)

Wet food must follow the 3-1-1 liquids rule for carry-on bags. There is no medical exemption for prescription pet food, even for service animals.

TSA officers may instruct travelers to separate items from carry-on bags such as foods, powders, and any materials that can clutter bags and obstruct clear images on the X-ray machine. Travelers are encouraged to organize their carry-on bags and keep them uncluttered to ease the screening process and keep the lines moving.

Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Phone Chargers

Portable chargers or power banks containing a lithium ion battery must be packed in carry-on bags.

For more information, see the FAA guidance on portable rechargers.

Yes Yes
Pies and Cakes

TSA officers may instruct travelers to separate items from carry-on bags such as foods, powders, and any materials that can clutter bags and obstruct clear images on the X-ray machine. Travelers are encouraged to organize their carry-on bags and keep them uncluttered to ease the screening process and keep the lines moving.

Yes Yes
Pill Cutter
Yes Yes
Pillows
Yes Yes
Pizza

TSA officers may instruct travelers to separate items from carry-on bags such as foods, powders, and any materials that can clutter bags and obstruct clear images on the X-ray machine. Travelers are encouraged to organize their carry-on bags and keep them uncluttered to ease the screening process and keep the lines moving.

Yes Yes
Planting seeds
Yes Yes
Plants

Check with the airline to ensure that the item will fit in the overhead bin or underneath the seat of the airplane.

Yes Yes
Play-doh
Yes Yes
Pocket Knife

In general, you are prohibited from traveling with sharp objects in your carry-on baggage; please pack these items in your checked baggage.

No Yes
Pool Cues
No Yes
Portable Oxygen Concentrators

Per the Federal Aviation Administration, certain portable oxygen concentrators are permitted onboard the aircraft, including Inogen One, Sequal Eclipse, Airsep Lifestyle. See a list of Portable Oxygen Concentrators that meet FAA specifications for inflight use.

Yes (Special Instructions) Yes (Special Instructions)
Pots and Pans

Pots and pans are generally allowed in both carry-on and checked bags. However, cast iron skillets are prohibited in carry-on bags and must be placed in checked baggage.

Yes (Special Instructions) Yes
Powder Makeup
Yes Yes
Power Banks

Portable chargers or power banks containing a lithium ion battery must be packed in carry-on bags.

For more information, see the FAA guidance on portable rechargers.

Yes No
Power Charger

Portable chargers or power banks containing a lithium ion battery must be packed in carry-on bags.

For more information, see the FAA guidance on portable rechargers.

Yes No
Power Inverters
Yes Yes
Printer

Please remove the printer from your bag and place it in a separate bin for X-ray screening

Yes Yes
Printer Ink
Yes Yes
Propane
No No
Prosthetics
Yes Yes
Protein or Energy Powders

TSA officers may instruct travelers to separate items from carry-on bags such as foods, powders, and any materials that can clutter bags and obstruct clear images on the X-ray machine. Travelers are encouraged to organize their carry-on bags and keep them uncluttered to ease the screening process and keep the lines moving.

Yes Yes
Putty Balls
Yes Yes
Radio

You may transport this item in carry-on or checked bags. For items you wish to carry on, you should check with the airline to ensure that the item will fit in the overhead bin or underneath the seat of the airplane.

Yes Yes
Rainbow Flame Crystals

Many flame crystals contain HAZMAT. 

Passengers may bring flame crystals but only in checked baggage luggage.  Even if an item is generally permitted, it may be subject to additional screening or not allowed through checked baggage if it triggers an alarm during the screening process, appears to have been tampered with, or poses other security concerns. The final decision rests with the TSA officer on whether to allow any item on the plane. Passengers should check the product label for indications of flammable contents or other hazards.

No Yes
Razor-Type Blades

Box cutters, razor blades not in a cartridge are prohibited in carry-on.

Any sharp objects in checked bags should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and inspectors.

No Yes
Realistic Replicas of Explosives
No No
Realistic Replicas of Firearms
No Yes
Realistic Replicas of Incendiaries
No No
Recreational Oxygen

Non-medically required, flavored or canned oxygen containers are prohibited.

No No
Remote Controlled Cars

Please carefully pack your electronics items and make sure all cords are wrapped. While you can pack expensive, fragile electronics items in checked or carry-on bags, we recommend packing them in your carry-on.

Yes Yes
Rifle Scope (Scope Only)

Firearms carried as checked baggage MUST be unloaded, packed in a locked hard-sided container, and declared to the airline at check-in. Read the guidelines.

Check with your airline or travel agent to see if firearms are permitted in checked baggage on the airline you are flying. Ask about limitations or fees, if any, that apply.

Yes Yes
Rifles

Firearms carried in checked bags must be unloaded, packed in a locked hard-sided container, and declared to the airline at check-in. Check with your airline to see if they allow firearms in checked bags. Read the guidelines for traveling with firearms.

When traveling, be sure to comply with the laws concerning possession of firearms as they vary by local, state and international government.

No Yes (Special Instructions)
Rocks
Yes Yes
Sabers

Any sharp objects in checked baggage should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and inspectors.

No Yes
Safety Matches

One book of safety (non-strike anywhere) matches are permitted as carry-on items, but all matches are prohibited in checked baggage.

Yes No
Safety pin
Yes Yes
Safety Razor With Blades (allowed without blade)

Any sharp objects in checked baggage should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and inspectors.

No Yes
Salad Dressing

TSA officers may instruct travelers to separate items from carry-on bags such as foods, powders, and any materials that can clutter bags and obstruct clear images on the X-ray machine. Travelers are encouraged to organize their carry-on bags and keep them uncluttered to ease the screening process and keep the lines moving.

Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Salsa and Sauces

TSA officers may instruct travelers to separate items from carry-on bags such as foods, powders, and any materials that can clutter bags and obstruct clear images on the X-ray machine. Travelers are encouraged to organize their carry-on bags and keep them uncluttered to ease the screening process and keep the lines moving.

Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Salt
Yes Yes
Samsung Galaxy Note 7

The U.S. Department of Transportation, with the Federal Aviation Administration and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, have issued an emergency order to ban all Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphone devices from air transportation in the United States. Individuals who own or possess a Samsung Galaxy Note7 device may not transport the device on their person, in carry-on baggage, or in checked baggage on flights to, from, or within the United States. For more information, read the announcement.  

No No
Sand
Yes Yes
Sandwiches

TSA officers may instruct travelers to separate items from carry-on bags such as foods, powders, and any materials that can clutter bags and obstruct clear images on the X-ray machine. Travelers are encouraged to organize their carry-on bags and keep them uncluttered to ease the screening process and keep the lines moving.

Yes Yes
Saws

Including cordless portable power saws.

Any sharp objects in checked baggage should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and inspectors.

No Yes
Scissors

If packed in carry-on, they must be less than 4 inches from the pivot point.

Any sharp objects in checked bags should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and inspectors.

Yes (Special Instructions) Yes
Screwdriver (longer than 7 inches)

Tools longer than 7 inches (measured from end to end when assembled) are prohibited in carry-on baggage; these items must be packed in your checked baggage.

No Yes
Screwdrivers (shorter than 7 inches)
Yes Yes
Segways

Segways are allowed through the checkpoint. Please check with your airline for their policy.

Check with Airline Check with Airline
Self-Defense Sprays

One 4 fl. oz. (118 ml) container of mace or pepper spray is permitted in checked baggage provided it is equipped with a safety mechanism to prevent accidental discharge. Self-defense sprays containing more than 2 percent by mass of tear gas (CS or CN) are prohibited in checked baggage. For more information, visit faa.gov.

We recommend checking with your airline as some may not allow this item in checked bags.

No Yes
Selfie Stick
Yes Yes
Sewing Machine

For items you wish to carry on, you should check with the airline to ensure that the item will fit in the overhead bin or underneath the seat of the airplane.

Yes Yes
Sewing Needles

In general, you may place your knitting needles and needlepoint tools in carry-on or checked baggage.

Circular thread cutters or any other cutter or needlepoint tools that contain blades must be placed in checked baggage. You are permitted to keep scissors smaller than 4 inches in your carry-on baggage.
 

Yes Yes
Shampoo
Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Shaving Cream
Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Shell Casings

Empty shell casings are allowed in carry-on bag as long as the projectile is no longer intact. They are allowed only if the primer has been removed or has been discharged. If the projectile is attached & the powder has been drilled out, it is considered a replica and not allowed in carry-on.

Yes (Special Instructions) Yes
Shock collars
Yes Yes
Shoe Horn
Yes Yes
Shoe Tree
Yes Yes
Shoe/Snow Spikes

Sports equipment that can be used as a bludgeon (such as bats and clubs) is prohibited in the cabin of the plane and must be transported in your checked baggage.

No Yes
Skateboards

Skateboards are allowed in carry-on bags. Please check with your airline for any size or weight restrictions.

Yes (Special Instructions) Yes
Skates

Including ice skates and rollerblades.

Yes Yes
Ski Poles
No Yes
Sleeping Bag
Yes Yes
Slingshots
No Yes
Small Compressed Gas Cartridges

Except for personal medical oxygen cylinders, you can only carry an EMPTY compressed gas cylinder onboard a plane. To be permitted (in either carry-on or checked baggage), it must be clearly visible to the TSA officer that the cylinder is empty. Personal oxygen is permitted if the regulatory valve has not been tampered with or removed.

Unless being used for personal medical oxygen, the gas cylinder regulator valve must be completely disconnected from the cylinder (in other words, the cylinder has an open end that allows the TSA officer to visually inspect the cylinder). TSA officers will NOT remove the seal or regulator valve from the cylinder. If the gas cylinder is sealed (i.e., the regulator valve is still attached) and not required for personal medical oxygen, the gas cylinder is prohibited, regardless of the reading on the pressure gauge indicator.

No No
Small Fishing Lures

Sharp fishing tackle that may be considered dangerous, such as large fish hooks, should be sheathed, securely wrapped, and packed in your checked luggage. Like other high-value objects, you may wish to pack expensive reels or fragile tackle that does not pose a security threat (small flies) in your carry-on baggage.

Yes Yes
Small Pets

Small pets are allowed through the checkpoint. Please check with your airline for their policy.

Please remove your pet from the carrying case and place the case through the X-ray machine. You should maintain control of your pet with a leash and remember to remove the leash when carrying your pet through the metal detector. Animal carriers will undergo a visual and/or physical inspection.

Check with Airline Check with Airline
Small Toy Cars
Yes Yes
Snacks

Solid food items (not liquids or gels) can be transported in either your carry-on or checked baggage.

TSA officers may instruct travelers to separate items from carry-on bags such as foods, powders, and any materials that can clutter bags and obstruct clear images on the X-ray machine. Travelers are encouraged to organize their carry-on bags and keep them uncluttered to ease the screening process and keep the lines moving.

Yes Yes
Snow Cleats

Sports equipment that can be used as a bludgeon (such as bats and clubs) is prohibited in the cabin of the plane and must be transported in your checked baggage.

No Yes
Snow Globes

Snow globes that appear to contain less than 3.4 ounces of liquid (approximately tennis ball size) can be packed in your carry-on bag ONLY if the entire snow globe, including the base, is able to fit into your one quart-sized, resealable plastic bag. Each passenger can only bring one quart-sized bag with 3.4 oz or smaller containers. Larger snow globes must be packed in checked baggage.

Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Snowboards

Please check with your airline for any size or weight restrictions.

Yes Yes
Snowshoes
Yes Yes
Soap (Bar)
Yes Yes
Soap (Liquid)
Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Soda

TSA officers may instruct travelers to separate items from carry-on bags such as foods, powders, and any materials that can clutter bags and obstruct clear images on the X-ray machine. Travelers are encouraged to organize their carry-on bags and keep them uncluttered to ease the screening process and keep the lines moving.

Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Solar Panels

For items you wish to carry on, you should check with the airline to ensure that the item will fit in the overhead bin or underneath the seat of the airplane.

Check with Airline Check with Airline
Solid Candles
Yes Yes
Solid Foods

Solid food items (not liquids or gels) can be transported in either your carry-on or checked baggage.

TSA officers may instruct travelers to separate items from carry-on bags such as foods, powders, and any materials that can clutter bags and obstruct clear images on the X-ray machine. Travelers are encouraged to organize their carry-on bags and keep them uncluttered to ease the screening process and keep the lines moving.

Yes Yes
Solid Makeup
Yes Yes
Soups

TSA officers may instruct travelers to separate items from carry-on bags such as foods, powders, and any materials that can clutter bags and obstruct clear images on the X-ray machine. Travelers are encouraged to organize their carry-on bags and keep them uncluttered to ease the screening process and keep the lines moving.

Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Sparklers
No No
Speakers

For items you wish to carry on, you should check with the airline to ensure that the item will fit in the overhead bin or underneath the seat of the airplane.

Yes Yes
Spear Guns
No Yes
Spices (dry)

Solid food items (not liquids or gels) can be transported in either your carry-on or checked bags. Liquid or gel food items larger than 3.4 oz are not allowed in carry-on bags and should be placed in your checked bags if possible.

TSA officers may instruct travelers to separate items from carry-on bags such as foods, powders, and any materials that can clutter bags and obstruct clear images on the X-ray machine. Travelers are encouraged to organize their carry-on bags and keep them uncluttered to ease the screening process and keep the lines moving.

Yes Yes
Spillable Batteries

Except those in wheelchairs.

No No
Sports Cleats

Sports equipment that can be used as a bludgeon (such as bats and clubs) is prohibited in the cabin of the plane and must be transported in your checked baggage.

Yes Yes
Spray Paint
No No
Spray Starch
No No
Staplers
Yes Yes
Starter Pistols

Starter pistols carried in checked bags must be unloaded, packed in a locked hard-sided container, and declared to the airline at check-in. Check with your airline to see if they allow firearms in checked bags. Read the guidelines for traveling with firearms.

When traveling, be sure to comply with the laws concerning possession of firearms as they vary by local, state and international government.

No Yes (Special Instructions)
Steel Toe Boots

To help officers get a clear look at your bag and reduce the need for additional screening, we suggest you pack your bag in neat layers.

TSA Pre✓® travelers do not need to remove shoes, laptops, 3-1-1 liquids, belts or light jackets. Please see TSA Pre✓® for more information. 

Yes Yes
Stick Pins
Yes Yes
Strike-anywhere Matches
No No
Stuffed Animals

For items you wish to carry on, you should check with the airline to ensure that the item will fit in the overhead bin or underneath the seat of the airplane.

Yes Yes
Stun Guns/Shocking Devices
No Yes
Sunscreen Sprays
Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Supplements
Yes Yes
Support Braces (Knee, Ankle, Wrist, Back)
Yes Yes
Swiss Army Knife

Except for plastic or round bladed butter knives.

Any sharp objects in checked bags should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and inspectors.

No Yes
Swords

Cutting or thrusting weapons, including fencing foils.

Any sharp objects in checked baggage should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and inspectors.

No Yes
Tablets
Yes Yes
Tampons
Yes Yes
Tape Measures
Yes Yes
Tattoo Guns
Yes Yes
Tattoo Inks
Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Tea (dry tea bags or loose tea leaves)

Solid food items (not liquids or gels) can be transported in either your carry-on or checked bags. Liquid or gel food items larger than 3.4 oz are not allowed in carry-on bags and should be placed in your checked bags if possible.

TSA officers may instruct travelers to separate items from carry-on bags such as foods, powders, and any materials that can clutter bags and obstruct clear images on the X-ray machine. Travelers are encouraged to organize their carry-on bags and keep them uncluttered to ease the screening process and keep the lines moving.

Yes Yes
Tea Kettle

For items you wish to carry on, you should check with the airline to ensure that the item will fit in the overhead bin or underneath the seat of the airplane.

Yes Yes
Tear Gas

Self-defense sprays containing more than 2% by mass of Tear Gas are prohibited in both carry-on and checked baggage.

No No
Television

Please carefully pack your electronics items and make sure all cords are wrapped. While you can pack expensive, fragile electronics items in checked or carry-on bags, we recommend packing them in your carry-on. For items you wish to carry on, you should check with the airline to ensure that the item will fit in the overhead bin or underneath the seat of the airplane.

Yes Yes
Tennis Rackets
Yes Yes
TENS unit

TENS (Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) units are allowed in both carry-on and checked bags. If your doctor has told you that your specific TENS unit shouldn't go through an X-ray, you should notify the TSA officer so they can conduct alternate screening. To help you get through security more efficiently, remove your TENS unit from your carry-on bag and put it in the screening bin so the TSA officer can get a clear view of it.

Yes Yes
Tent

You may transport this item in carry-on or checked bags. For items you wish to carry on, you should check with the airline to ensure that the item will fit in the overhead bin or underneath the seat of the airplane.

Tent stakes and poles must be packed in checked bags.

Check with Airline Check with Airline
Tent Spikes and Poles

Any sharp objects in checked baggage should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and inspectors.

No Yes
Thermometer
Yes Yes
Throwing Stars

Any sharp objects in checked baggage should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and inspectors.

No Yes
Tobacco
Yes Yes
Tobacco Pipes
Yes Yes
Tools

Power tools and all tools longer than 7 inches (measured from end to end when assembled) are prohibited in carry-on baggage; these items must be packed in your checked bags.

No Yes
Toothbrush
Yes Yes
Toothpaste
Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Torch Lighters

Torch lighters create a thin, needle-like flame that is hotter (reaching 2,500 F) and more intense than those from common lighters. Torch lighters are often used for pipes and cigars, and maintain a consistent stream of air-propelled fire regardless of the angle at which it is held.

No No
Tortilla Press
Yes Yes
Toy Guns and Weapons

While these types of toys are generally permitted, we recommend that you pack them in your checked baggage. Squirt guns, Nerf guns, toy swords, or other items that resemble realistic firearms or weapons are prohibited. We recommend emptying water guns, which must follow the 3-1-1 Liquids Rule. Replicas of explosives, such as hand grenades, are prohibited in checked and carry-on baggage. TSA officers have the discretion to prohibit any item through the screening checkpoint if they believe it poses a security threat.

Yes (Special Instructions) Yes
Toy Robots

For items you wish to carry on, you should check with the airline to ensure that the item will fit in the overhead bin or underneath the seat of the airplane.

Yes Yes
Tripods
Yes Yes
Trophy
Yes Yes
Turpentine and Paint Thinner
No No
Tweezers

Any sharp objects in checked baggage should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and inspectors.

Yes Yes
Umbrellas

Umbrellas are allowed in carry-on bags. Please check with your airline for any size or weight restrictions.

Yes (Special Instructions) Yes
Unused Syringes

Unused syringes are allowed when accompanied by injectable medication. You must declare these items to security officers at the checkpoint for inspection. We recommend, but do not require, that your medications be labeled to facilitate the security process.

Learn more about transporting medication on your next flight.

Yes (Special Instructions) Yes
Used Syringes

Used syringes are allowed when transported in Sharps disposal container or other similar hard-surface container.

Learn more about transporting medication on your next flight.

Yes (Special Instructions) Yes
Utensils

Knives, except for plastic or round-bladed butter knives, are not allowed in carry-on bags.

Yes Yes
Vaccuum-sealed bags

Vaccuum-sealed clothes bags are allowed but not encouraged. If they alarm, the TSA officer may need to open them for inspection.

Yes (Special Instructions) Yes (Special Instructions)
Vacuum Robots
Yes Yes
Vacuum Sealed Bags

Vacuum sealed clothes bags are allowed but not encouraged. If they alarm, we may need to open them for inspection.

Yes Yes
Vehicle Airbags
No No
Violins

Musical instruments must undergo screening when transported as carry-on or in checked baggage. Musical instruments transported as carry-on require a physical inspection at the security checkpoint. Inform the TSA officer if your instrument requires special care and handling. Pack brass instruments in your checked baggage.

Check with your airline prior to your flight to ensure your instrument meets the aircraft size requirements.

Yes (Special Instructions) Yes (Special Instructions)
Vitamins
Yes Yes
Waffle Iron

You may transport this item in carry-on or checked baggage. For items you wish to carry on, you should check with the airline to ensure that the item will fit in the overhead bin or underneath the seat of the airplane.

Yes Yes
Walkers
Yes Yes
Walking Sticks
No Yes
Water for Babies

Water for babies is allowed in reasonable quantities in carry-on bags. Remove this item from your carry-on bag to be screened separately from the rest of your belongings. Please see traveling with children for more information.

Yes (Special Instructions) Yes
Wedding Dress

You can bring a wedding dress through the security checkpoint for screening, but we strongly recommend that it is packed safely in a garment-style bag or other packaging to protect it during the screening process. We also recommend that you contact your airline to determine their policy for bringing and stowing the dress on the airplane, as well as how it fits into their carry-on bag limitations.

If for some reason your dress cannot fit through the checkpoint x-ray machine for screening, alternate screening procedures will be taken to clear the dress and your garment bag will need to be opened.

Yes (Special Instructions) Yes (Special Instructions)
Wet Wipes
Yes Yes
Wheelchairs
Yes Yes
Wine bottle

Alcoholic beverages with more than 24% but not more than 70% alcohol are limited in checked bags to 5 liters (1.3 gallons) per passenger and must be in unopened retail packaging. Alcoholic beverages with 24% alcohol or less are not subject to limitations in checked bags. 

Mini bottles of alcohol in carry-on must be able to comfortably fit into a single quart-sized bag.

For more information, see FAA regulation: 49 CFR 175.10(a)(4).

Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Wrenches/Pliers

Tools longer than 7 inches (measured from end to end when assembled) are prohibited in carry-on baggage; these items must be packed in your checked bags.

Yes (Special Instructions) Yes
Xbox

Please carefully pack your electronics items and make sure all cords are wrapped. While you can pack expensive, fragile electronics items in checked or carry-on bags, we recommend packing them in your carry-on. For items you wish to carry on, you should check with the airline to ensure that the item will fit in the overhead bin or underneath the seat of the airplane.

Yes Yes
Yogurt

TSA officers may instruct travelers to separate items from carry-on bags such as foods, powders, and any materials that can clutter bags and obstruct clear images on the X-ray machine. Travelers are encouraged to organize their carry-on bags and keep them uncluttered to ease the screening process and keep the lines moving.

Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes