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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.

Sporting and camping

Aerosol Insecticide


  • Carry On Bags: No
  • Checked Bags: Yes (Special Instructions)

Aerosol insecticides are not allowed in carry-on; however they are allowed in checked bags as long as they are not labeled as hazardous material (HAZMAT).


Antlers


  • 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.


Baseball Bats


  • Carry On Bags: No
  • Checked Bags: Yes

Sports equipment that can be used as a bludgeon (such as bats and clubs) is prohibited in the cabin of the plane and must be transported in your checked baggage.


Basketballs/Baseballs/Footballs


  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes

Bear Bangers


  • Carry On Bags: No
  • Checked Bags: No

Bear spray


  • Carry On Bags: No
  • Checked Bags: No

Bicycle Chains


  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes

Bicycle Pumps


  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes

Bicycles


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

Bocce Balls


  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes

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