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.

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

Sporting and camping

Cowboy Spurs

  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes

Crampons

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

Crampons are generally permitted in carry-on bags. However, TSA officers have the discretion to prohibit an item if they feel it may pose a security threat.


Cricket Bats

  • Carry On Bags: No
  • Checked Bags: Yes

Divot Tools

  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes

Fishing pole

  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes

Fishing rods are permitted in carry-on and checked bags; however, passengers should check with the airline to confirm that the fishing rod fits within size limitations for carry-on items.

Sharp fishing tackle that may be considered dangerous, such as large fish hooks, should be sheathed, securely wrapped, and packed in your checked bags. Like other high-value objects, you may wish to pack expensive reels or fragile tackle that does not pose a security threat (small flies) in your carry-on bags.


Foam Yoga Blocks

  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes

Football Helmets

  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes

Golf Balls

  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes

Golf Clubs

  • Carry On Bags: No
  • Checked Bags: Yes

Golf Tees

  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes