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Transportation Security Administration

Live Lobster

Carry On Bags: 
Check with Airline
Checked Bags: 
Yes

A live lobster is allowed through security and must be transported in a clear, plastic, spill proof container. A TSA officer will visually inspect your lobster at the checkpoint. We recommend that you contact your airline to determine your airline's policy on traveling with your lobster before arriving at the airport.


 

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