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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 and 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

Airbrush Make-up Machine


  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes

Axes and Hatchets


  • Carry On Bags: No
  • Checked Bags: Yes

Blender


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

Blenders are allowed in carry-on bags if the blade has been removed.

Any sharp objects in checked bags should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and inspectors.


Bottle Opener


  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes

Breast Pump


  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes

Bug Repellent


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

Butane Curling Irons (cordless)


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

Cordless curling irons containing a gas cartridge and butane fueled curling irons are allowed in carry-on bags only.

A safety cover must be securely fitted over the heating element. The device must be protected from accidental activation.

Gas refills (spare cartridges) are not allowed in either checked or carry-on bags.


Cattle Prods


  • Carry On Bags: No
  • Checked Bags: Yes

Cell Phones


  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes

Christmas Lights


  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes

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