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 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET weekdays; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekends/holidays.

 

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

Coat Hangers

  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes

Coffee (Beans or Ground)

  • 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.


Coffee (Liquid)

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

Coffee Thermos (empty)

  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes

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


Coffee/Espresso Maker

  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes

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.


Cologne

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

Comic Books

  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes

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


Compressed Air Guns

  • Carry On Bags: No
  • Checked Bags: Yes (Special Instructions)

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


Concealer

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

Conditioner

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