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Transportation Security Administration

Guitar

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

Please check with your airline for their policy. Musical instruments must undergo screening when transported as carry-on or in checked bags. Musical instruments transported as carry-on require a physical inspection at the security checkpoint. Inform the TSA officer if your instrument requires special care and handling. Pack brass instruments in your checked bags.


 

The final decision rests with the TSA officer on whether an item is allowed through the checkpoint.