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

Tent Spikes and Poles

  • Carry On Bags: No
  • Checked Bags: Yes

Any sharp objects in checked baggage should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and inspectors.


Trophy

  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes

Umbrellas

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

Umbrellas are allowed in carry-on bags. Please check with your airline for any size or weight restrictions.


Vacuum Sealed Bags

  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes

Vacuum sealed clothes bags are allowed but not encouraged. If they alarm, we may need to open them for inspection.


Walking Sticks

  • Carry On Bags: No
  • Checked Bags: Yes

Yoga Mat

  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes