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.

 

Officers may ask you to power up your electronic device, including cell phones. Powerless devices will not be permitted onboard the aircraft. TSA does not read or copy information from your device.

Powder Makeup

  • 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.


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.


Power Inverters

  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes

Printer

  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes

Please remove the printer from your bag and place it in a separate bin for X-ray screening


Printer Ink

  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes

Projectors

  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes

Please place the console in a separate bin for X-ray screening.


Propane

  • Carry On Bags: No
  • Checked Bags: No

Prosthetics

  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes

Protein or Energy Powders

  • 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.