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.

Tools

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

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.

Tools 7 inches or shorter (measured from end to end when assembled) are allowed in carry-on baggage.


Toothbrush

  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes

Toothpaste

  • Carry On Bags: Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed)
  • Checked Bags: Yes

Torch Lighters

  • Carry On Bags: No
  • Checked Bags: No

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.


Tortilla Press

  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes

Toy Guns and Weapons

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

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.


Toy Robots

  • 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.


Toys (Adult)

  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes

Tripods

  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes

Trophy

  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes