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; 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

Hiking Poles

  • Carry On Bags: No
  • Checked Bags: Yes

Hockey Sticks

  • Carry On Bags: No
  • Checked Bags: Yes

Kubatons

  • Carry On Bags: No
  • Checked Bags: Yes

Lacrosse Sticks

  • Carry On Bags: No
  • Checked Bags: Yes

Longboards

  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes

Martial Arts Weapons

  • Carry On Bags: No
  • Checked Bags: Yes

Navigation GPS

  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes

Nunchucks

  • Carry On Bags: No
  • Checked Bags: Yes

Parachutes

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

You may transport parachutes, either with or without Automatic Activation Devices, in carry-on or checked bags.

Parachutes should always be packed separately from other baggage. If a TSA officer determines that a bag must be opened to inspect the parachute, you must be present to assist in the inspection. If you are not within the screening area, you will be paged using the airport intercom system; if you are not present to assist with screening the parachute, the parachute will not be allowed on the plane. For this reason, passengers with parachutes are encouraged to add 30 minutes to the airlines' recommended arrival window. TSA is not responsible for repacking parachutes. All parachutes should be thoroughly inspected at their end destination to make sure that the equipment is still safe to use.


Pool Cues

  • Carry On Bags: No
  • Checked Bags: Yes