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

Deodorant (aerosol)

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

Toiletry-type aerosols in checked baggage must not exceed 70 oz. (68 fl. oz) total and each container must be 18 oz. (16 fl. oz.) or less.


Deodorant (liquid)

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

Deodorant (Solid)

  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes

Desktop Computers

  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes

Please remove the computer from your carry-on bag and place it in a separate bin for X-ray screening.


Detergent (liquid)

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

Detergent (powder or pellet)

  • 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.


Disinfecting Wipes

  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes

Drills and Drill Bits

  • Carry On Bags: No
  • Checked Bags: Yes

Duct Tape

  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes

DVD Players

  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes

For items you wish to carry on, you should check with the airline to ensure that the item will fit in the overhead bin or underneath the seat of the airplane.