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Transportation Security Administration

Small Pets

Carry On Bags: 
Check with Airline
Checked Bags: 
Check with Airline

Small pets are allowed through the checkpoint. Please check with your airline for their policy.

Please remove your pet from the carrying case and place the case through the X-ray machine. You should maintain control of your pet with a leash and remember to remove the leash when carrying your pet through the metal detector. Animal carriers will undergo a visual and/or physical inspection.


 

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