Get Ready for Game Day

Safety starts at the top

NFL Player Helmet

Helmets are allowed through the security checkpoint, but ask your airline about any size restrictions for carry-on items. Or take a play from the pros and pack it in your checked luggage.

Calling all super fans

College Mascot

Speaking of headgear… save your costume for the stadium. Wearing a costumes to the checkpoint can result in additional screening. Talk about a delay of game!

Serious games require serious gear

Endzone Dance

Does your pre-game ritual involve backyard football? Sports cleats, including those with metal spikes, are allowed in your carry-on. Now, go deep and shake that defensive back!

Chew, chew, chew

Coach Chewing Gum

Stocking up on snacks for the big game? Candy and gum are great for the flight and carry-on friendly. Remember to pack extra for those stressful fourth-quarter comebacks.

Under pressure

Player Celebrate

Having to leave your favorite pigskin at home would be soooo deflating. Thankfully, inflatable sports equipment is allowed in both carry-on and checked luggage. That includes inflatable footballs, soccer balls, basketballs, etc.

Follow these tips when packing and you’ll be on your way to gridiron glory. For even more travel info, just connect with us on social media; send your questions to AskTSA via Twitter and Facebook; and check out for more helpful tips.

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