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.

Drones

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

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


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

  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes

Heated Jackets / Sweaters

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

See the FAA regulations on batteries.


Lithium batteries with 100 watt hours or less in a device

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

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.


Lithium batteries with more than 100 watt hours

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

Lithium batteries with more than 100 watt hours may be allowed in carry-on bags with airline approval. One spare battery, not exceeding 300 watt hours, or two spare batteries, not exceeding 160 watt hours each, are permitted in carry-on bags. For more information, see the FAA regulations on batteries.


Non-Spillable Wet Batteries

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

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.


Phone Chargers

  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes

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.


Power Banks

  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: No

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.


Power Charger

  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: No

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.


Spillable Batteries

  • Carry On Bags: No
  • Checked Bags: No

Except those in wheelchairs.