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.

Household and tools

Christmas Lights

  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes

Clock

  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes

Coat Hangers

  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes

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.


Cooking spray

  • Carry On Bags: No
  • Checked Bags: No

Corkscrews (with no blade)

  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes

Cream

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

Crowbars

  • Carry On Bags: No
  • Checked Bags: Yes

Curling Iron (with cord)

  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes

Cutting Boards

  • Carry On Bags: No
  • Checked Bags: Yes