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Transportation Security Administration

Tent

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

You may transport this item in carry-on or checked bags. 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.

Tent stakes and poles must be packed in checked bags.


 

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