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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.

Miscellaneous

Adult Toys


  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes

Artificial Skeleton Bones


  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes

Baby Carrier


  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes

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.


Baby Wipes


  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes

Balloons (not inflated)


  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes

Belts, Clothes and Shoes


  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes

To help TSA officers get a clear look at your bag and reduce the need for additional screening, we suggest you pack your bag in neat layers.


Billy Clubs


  • Carry On Bags: No
  • Checked Bags: Yes

Binoculars


  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes

Black Jacks


  • Carry On Bags: No
  • Checked Bags: Yes

Bobby Pins


  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes

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