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.

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

Detergent (powder or pellet)

  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes

Powder-like substances greater than 12 oz. / 350 mL must be placed in a separate bin for X-ray screening. They may require additional screening and containers may need to be opened. For your convenience, we encourage you to place non-essential powders greater than 12 oz. in checked bags.


Digital Cameras

  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes

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.


Disinfecting Wipes

  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes

Disposable and Zippo Lighters

  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes (Special Instructions)

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.


Disposable Razor

  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes

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


Divot Tools

  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes

Dried Fruits

  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes

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.


Drills and Drill Bits

  • Carry On Bags: No
  • Checked Bags: Yes

Drones, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)

  • Carry On Bags: Check with Airline
  • Checked Bags: Check with Airline

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

Drones containing lithium batteries, fuel cells, and components of certain parachute systems may be prohibited in baggage. For more information, see the FAA regulations.