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.

Bear Bangers

  • Carry On Bags: No
  • Checked Bags: No

Bear spray

  • Carry On Bags: No
  • Checked Bags: No

Belts, Clothes and Shoes

  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes

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.


Bicycle Chains

  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes

Bicycle Pumps

  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes

Bicycles

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

Billy Clubs

  • Carry On Bags: No
  • Checked Bags: Yes

Binoculars

  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes

Black Jacks (Self-Defense Weapons)

  • Carry On Bags: No
  • Checked Bags: Yes

Blankets

  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes