Permitted or Restricted Items in Airlines Carry on bags Checked bags
Aerosol Insecticide
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).
No Yes (Special Instructions)
Air Mattress with Built-in Pump
Air mattresses with built-in pump are allowed in carry-on bags. Please check with your airline for any size or weight restrictions.
Yes (Special Instructions) Yes
Airbrush Make-up Machine Yes Yes
Alcoholic beverages
Alcoholic beverages with more than 24% but not more than 70% alcohol are limited in checked bags to 5 liters (1.3 gallons) per passenger and must be in unopened retail packaging. Alcoholic beverages with 24% alcohol or less are not subject to limitations in checked bags.Mini bottles of alcohol in carry-on must be able to comfortably fit into a single quart-sized bag.
Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Alcoholic beverages over 140 proof
Alcoholic beverages with more than 70% alcohol (over 140 proof), including grain alcohol and 151 proof rum. For more information, see FAA regulation: 49 CFR 175.10(a)(4).
No No
Ammunition
Check with your airline if ammunition is allowed in checked bags. Small arms ammunitions must be securely packed in fiber, wood or metal boxes or other packaging specifically designed to carry small amounts of ammunition. Ask the airline about limitations or fees. Read the guidelines for traveling with firearms.When traveling, be sure to comply with the laws concerning possession of firearms as they vary by local, state and international government.
No Yes (Special Instructions)
Antlers
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.
Yes Yes
Arc Lighters, Plasma Lighters, Electronic Lighters, E-Lighters No No
Artificial Skeleton Bones Yes Yes
Axes and Hatchets No Yes
Baby Carrier
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.
Yes Yes
Baby Food
Baby food is allowed in reasonable quantities in carry-on bags. Remove these items from your carry-on bag to be screened separately from the rest of your belongings.
Yes Yes
Baby Formula
Formula, breast milk and juice are allowed in reasonable quantities in carry-on bags. Remove these items from your carry-on bag to be screened separately from the rest of your belongings. You do not need to travel with your child to bring breast milk. Please see traveling with children for more information.
Yes (Special Instructions) Yes
Baby Powder
Powder-like substances greater than 12 oz. / 350 mL must be placed in a separate bin for X-ray screening. They may require additional screening and containers may need to be opened. For your convenience, we encourage you to place non-essential powders greater than 12 oz. in checked bags.
Yes Yes
Baby Wipes Yes Yes
Balloons (not inflated) Yes Yes
Bang Snaps No No
Baseball Bats
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.
No Yes
Basketballs/Baseballs/Footballs/Soccer Balls Yes Yes
BB Guns
Check with your airline to see if they allow firearms in checked bags.  for traveling with firearms.When traveling, be sure to comply with the laws concerning possession of firearms as they vary by local, state and international government.
No Yes (Special Instructions)
Bear Bangers No No
Bear spray No No
Belts, Clothes and Shoes
To help TSA officers get a clear look at your bag and reduce the need for additional screening, we suggest you pack your bag in neat layers.

Yes Yes
Bicycle Chains Yes Yes
Bicycle Pumps Yes Yes
Bicycles Check with Airline Check with Airline
Billy Clubs No Yes
Binoculars Yes Yes
Black Jacks (Self-Defense Weapons) No Yes
Blankets Yes Yes
Blasting Caps No No
Blender
Blenders are allowed in carry-on bags if the blade has been removed.Any sharp objects in checked bags should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and inspectors.
Yes (Special Instructions) Yes
Blood Sugar Test Kit
Please notify the TSA officer that you have diabetes and are carrying your supplies with you. Insulin pumps and supplies must be accompanied by insulin, and insulin in any form or dispenser must be clearly identified.
Yes Yes
Bobby Pins Yes Yes
Bocce Balls Yes Yes
Body Armor
Generally, body armor is allowed in carry-on or checked bags. Please note however that even if an item is generally allowed, our officers make the final decision on whether an item is allowed through the checkpoint.
Yes Yes
Books
Books often require additional screening. The TSA officer may ask you to remove them from your carrying case to conduct a physical inspection.
Yes Yes
Bottle Opener Yes Yes
Bottled Water Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Bowling Balls
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 bags.
Yes Yes
Bowling Pins
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.
No Yes
Bows and Arrows No Yes
Box Cutters
Any sharp objects in checked bags should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and inspectors.
No Yes
Boxing Gloves Yes Yes
Brass Instruments Check with Airline Yes
Brass Knuckles No Yes
Bread
Solid food items (not liquids or gels) can be transported in either your carry-on or checked bags. Liquid or gel food items larger than 3.4 oz are not allowed in carry-on bags and should be placed in your checked bags if possible.TSA officers may instruct travelers to separate items from carry-on bags such as foods, powders, and any materials that can clutter bags and obstruct clear images on the X-ray machine. Travelers are encouraged to organize their carry-on bags and keep them uncluttered to ease the screening process and keep the lines moving.
Yes Yes
Bread Machine
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.
Yes Yes
Breast Milk
Formula, breast milk and juice are allowed in reasonable quantities in carry-on bags. Remove these items from your carry-on bag to be screened separately from the rest of your belongings. You do not need to travel with your child to bring breast milk.
Yes (Special Instructions) Yes
Breast Pump Yes Yes
Bug Repellent Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Butane No No
Butane Curling Irons (cordless)
Cordless curling irons containing a gas cartridge and butane fueled curling irons are allowed in carry-on bags only.A safety cover must be securely fitted over the heating element. The device must be protected from accidental activation.Gas refills (spare cartridges) are not allowed in either checked or carry-on bags.
Yes (Special Instructions) No
Camera Monopod
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.
Yes Yes
Camp stoves
Camp stoves are allowed in carry-on or checked bags only if they are empty of all fuel and cleaned so that no fuel vapors or residue remain. Please wrap cords and layer items in bags so officers can get a clear view of the items.
Yes (Special Instructions) Yes (Special Instructions)
Candy
Solid food items (not liquids or gels) can be transported in either your carry-on or checked bags. Liquid or gel food items larger than 3.4 oz are not allowed in carry-on bags and should be placed in your checked bags if possible.TSA officers may instruct travelers to separate items from carry-on bags such as foods, powders, and any materials that can clutter bags and obstruct clear images on the X-ray machine. Travelers are encouraged to organize their carry-on bags and keep them uncluttered to ease the screening process and keep the lines moving.
Yes Yes
Canes
Please visit site for information on traveling through the checkpoint with a cane.
Yes Yes
Canned Foods
There are some items that are not on the prohibited items list, but because of how they appear on the X-ray, security concerns, or impact of the 3-1-1 rules for liquids, gels and aerosols, they could require additional screening that might result in the item not being allowed through the checkpoint. We suggest that you pack this item in your checked bag, ship it to your destination or leave it at home.
Yes (Special Instructions) Yes
Canoe/Kayak Paddles No Yes
Cap Guns No Yes
Car Parts
Car engine parts and other car parts without fuel or traces of fuel are allowed in carry-on or checked bags. Car engine parts may be placed in checked bags only if the parts are packed in their original box and free of gasoline and oil.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.If you have questions regarding hazardous materials regulations, please see the FAA website.
Yes (Special Instructions) Yes (Special Instructions)
Cast Iron Cookware No Yes
Casts Yes Yes
Cattle Prods No Yes
Cell Phones Yes Yes
Cereal Yes Yes
Chapsticks Yes Yes
Cheese (Creamy)
TSA officers may instruct travelers to separate items from carry-on bags such as foods, powders, and any materials that can clutter bags and obstruct clear images on the X-ray machine. Travelers are encouraged to organize their carry-on bags and keep them uncluttered to ease the screening process and keep the lines moving.
Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Cheese (Solid)
TSA officers may instruct travelers to separate items from carry-on bags such as foods, powders, and any materials that can clutter bags and obstruct clear images on the X-ray machine. Travelers are encouraged to organize their carry-on bags and keep them uncluttered to ease the screening process and keep the lines moving.
Yes Yes
Child Car Seat
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.
Yes Yes
Chlorine for Pools and Spas No No
Chocolate (liquid)
Solid food items (not liquids or gels) can be transported in either your carry-on or checked bags. Liquid or gel food items larger than 3.4 oz are not allowed in carry-on bags and should be placed in your checked bags if possible.
Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Chocolate (Solid)
Solid food items (not liquids or gels) can be transported in either your carry-on or checked bags. Liquid or gel food items larger than 3.4 oz are not allowed in carry-on bags and should be placed in your checked bags if possible.TSA officers may instruct travelers to separate items from carry-on bags such as foods, powders, and any materials that can clutter bags and obstruct clear images on the X-ray machine. Travelers are encouraged to organize their carry-on bags and keep them uncluttered to ease the screening process and keep the lines moving.
Yes Yes
Christmas Lights Yes Yes
Cigar Cutters
While cigar cutters are generally permitted, we recommend that you pack them in your checked baggage. TSA officers have the discretion to prohibit any item through the screening checkpoint if they believe it poses a security threat.Any sharp objects in checked bags should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and inspectors.
Yes (Special Instructions) Yes
Cigarettes Yes Yes
Cigars Yes Yes
Clock Yes Yes
CO2 Cartridge
Except for personal medical oxygen cylinders, you can only carry an EMPTY compressed gas cylinder onboard a plane. To be permitted (in either carry-on or checked baggage), it must be clearly visible to the TSA officer that the cylinder is empty.
No No
CO2 Cartridge for Life Vest
You may bring a life vest with up to two CO2 cartridges inside, plus two spare cartridges in your carry-on or checked bag.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. The final decision rests with TSA on whether to allow any items on the plane.
Yes (Special Instructions) Yes (Special Instructions)
Coat Hangers Yes Yes
Coffee (Beans or Ground)
TSA officers may instruct travelers to separate items from carry-on bags such as foods, powders, and any materials that can clutter bags and obstruct clear images on the X-ray machine. Travelers are encouraged to organize their carry-on bags and keep them uncluttered to ease the screening process and keep the lines moving.
Yes Yes
Coffee (Liquid) Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Coffee Thermos (empty)
You may take empty drink containers through the checkpoint and fill them afterward.
Yes Yes
Coffee/Espresso Maker
Please carefully pack your electronics items and make sure all cords are wrapped. While you can pack expensive, fragile electronics items in checked or carry-on bags, we recommend packing them in your carry-on.
Yes Yes
Cologne Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Comic Books
Books often require additional screening. The TSA officer may ask you to remove them from your carrying case to conduct a physical inspection.
Yes Yes
Compressed Air Guns
Including paintball markers, may be carried in checked baggage without compressed air cylinder attached.
No Yes (Special Instructions)
Concealer Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Conditioner Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Contact Lens Solution
TSA allows larger amounts of medically necessary liquids, gels, and aerosols in reasonable quantities for your trip, but you must declare them to security officers at the checkpoint for inspection.
Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Contact Lenses
TSA allows larger amounts of medically necessary liquids, gels, and aerosols in reasonable quantities for your trip, but you must declare them to security officers at the checkpoint for inspection.
Yes Yes
Cooked Meat, Seafood and Vegetable (No Liquid)
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.TSA officers may instruct travelers to separate items from carry-on bags such as foods, powders, and any materials that can clutter bags and obstruct clear images on the X-ray machine. Travelers are encouraged to organize their carry-on bags and keep them uncluttered to ease the screening process and keep the lines moving.
Yes Yes
Cookies
TSA officers may instruct travelers to separate items from carry-on bags such as foods, powders, and any materials that can clutter bags and obstruct clear images on the X-ray machine. Travelers are encouraged to organize their carry-on bags and keep them uncluttered to ease the screening process and keep the lines moving.
Yes Yes
Cooking spray No No
Cooler (empty) Yes Yes
Corkscrews (with blade)
Any sharp objects in checked bags should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and inspectors.
No Yes
Corkscrews (with no blade) Yes Yes
Crackers
TSA officers may instruct travelers to separate items from carry-on bags such as foods, powders, and any materials that can clutter bags and obstruct clear images on the X-ray machine. Travelers are encouraged to organize their carry-on bags and keep them uncluttered to ease the screening process and keep the lines moving.
Yes Yes
Crampons
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.
Yes (Special Instructions) Yes
Cream Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Creamy Dips and Spreads
TSA officers may instruct travelers to separate items from carry-on bags such as foods, powders, and any materials that can clutter bags and obstruct clear images on the X-ray machine. Travelers are encouraged to organize their carry-on bags and keep them uncluttered to ease the screening process and keep the lines moving.
Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Cremated Remains
We understand how painful losing a loved one is and we treat crematory remains with respect. Some airlines do not allow cremated remains in checked bags, so please check with your airline to learn more about possible restrictions.To facilitate screening, we suggest that you purchase a temporary or permanent crematory container made of a lighter weight material, such as wood or plastic. If the container is made of a material that generates an opaque image, TSA officers will not be able to clearly determine what is inside the container and the container will not be allowed. Out of respect for the deceased, TSA officers will not open a container, even if requested by the passenger.
Yes (Special Instructions) Yes
Cricket Bats No Yes
Crochet Hooks
Any sharp objects in checked bags should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and inspectors.
Yes Yes
Crowbars No Yes
Crutches Yes Yes
Curling Iron (with cord) Yes Yes
Cymbals
Check with your airline prior to your flight to ensure your instrument meets the aircraft size requirements. Musical instruments must undergo screening when transported as carry-on or in checked bags. Musical instruments transported as carry-on require a physical inspection at the security checkpoint. Inform the TSA officer if your instrument requires special care and handling. Pack brass instruments in your checked bags.
Yes (Special Instructions) Yes (Special Instructions)
Darts
Any sharp objects in checked bags should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and inspectors.
No Yes
Deodorant (aerosol) Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Deodorant (liquid) Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Deodorant (Solid) Yes Yes
Desktop Computers
Please remove the computer from your carry-on bag and place it in a separate bin for X-ray screening.
Yes Yes
Detergent (liquid) Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Detergent (powder or pellet)
Powder-like substances greater than 12 oz. / 350 mL must be placed in a separate bin for X-ray screening. They may require additional screening and containers may need to be opened. For your convenience, we encourage you to place non-essential powders greater than 12 oz. in checked bags.
Yes Yes
Digital Cameras
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.
Yes Yes
Disposable and Zippo Lighters
Disposable and Zippo lighters without fuel are allowed in checked bags. Lighters with fuel are prohibited in checked bags, unless they adhere to the Department of Transportation exemption, which allows up to two fueled lighters if properly enclosed in a DOT approved case.
Yes Yes (Special Instructions)
Disposable Razor
Any sharp objects in checked bags should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and inspectors.
Yes Yes
Divot Tools Yes Yes
Dried Fruits
TSA officers may instruct travelers to separate items from carry-on bags such as foods, powders, and any materials that can clutter bags and obstruct clear images on the X-ray machine. Travelers are encouraged to organize their carry-on bags and keep them uncluttered to ease the screening process and keep the lines moving.
Yes Yes
Drills and Drill Bits No Yes
Drones
Drones are allowed through the checkpoint. Please check with your airline for their policy.
Check with Airline Check with Airline
Drumsticks
Musical instruments must undergo screening when transported as carry-on or in checked bags. Musical instruments transported as carry-on require a physical inspection at the security checkpoint. Inform the TSA officer if your instrument requires special care and handling. Pack brass instruments in your checked bags.
Yes Yes
Dry batteries (AA, AAA, C, and D) Yes Yes
Dry Ice
The FAA limits you to 5.5 pounds of dry ice that is properly packaged (the package is vented) and marked. Airline approval is required. For more information, visit the FAA website.
Check with Airline Check with Airline
Dry Shampoo Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Duct Tape Yes Yes
DVD Players
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.
Yes Yes
Dynamite No No
E-liquids Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
E-Z Pass Transponders Yes Yes
Electric Blankets Yes Yes
Electric Fans
You may transport this item in carry-on or checked baggage. 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.
Yes (Special Instructions) Yes
Electric Razors Yes Yes
Electronic Cigarettes and Vaping Devices
The FAA prohibits these devices in checked bags. Battery-powered E-cigarettes, vaporizers, vape pens, atomizers, and electronic nicotine delivery systems may only be carried in the aircraft cabin (in carry-on baggage or on your person). Check with your airline for additional restrictions. Remove all electronic cigarette and vaping devices from carry-on bags if checked at the gate or planeside.
Yes No
Electronic Toothbrush Yes Yes
Emergency Position-Indicating Radiobeacons (EPIRB) Check with Airline Check with Airline
Empty Water Bottle Yes Yes
Engine-powered Equipment Completely Purged of Fuel
No amount of fuel may remain in the engine, including residual vapors.Even if completely purged, some airlines may refuse to allow engine powered equipment in carry-on if it has ever contained fuel.
No Check with Airline
Engine-powered Equipment with Residual Fuel
Engine-powered equipment with residual fuel (e.g., chainsaws, generators, trimmers, etc.) is not allowed in carry-on or checked bags. No amount of fuel may remain in the engine, including residual vapors.Even if completely purged, some airlines may refuse to allow engine powered equipment in bags if it has ever contained fuel.
No No
English Christmas Crackers No No
EpiPens
TSA allows larger amounts of medically necessary liquids, gels, and aerosols in reasonable quantities for your trip, but you must declare them to TSA officers at the checkpoint for inspection. on your next flight.
Yes Yes
Extension Cord
Please carefully pack your electronics items, making sure all cords are wrapped and any DVDs, CDs, or cassettes are removed from their devices. While you can pack expensive, fragile electronics items in checked or carry-on bags, we recommend packing them in your carry-on.
Yes Yes
External Medical Devices
Inform the TSA officer if you have a bone growth stimulator, spinal stimulator, neurostimulator, port, feeding tube, insulin pump, ostomy or other medical device attached to your body and where it is located before the screening process begins. You may provide the officer with the TSA notification card or other medical documentation to describe your condition.Submit the device for X-ray screening if you can safely disconnect. Consult with the manufacturer of the device to determine whether it can pass through the X-ray, metal detector or advanced imaging technology for screening.If you cannot disconnect from the device, it may require additional screening and those in sensitive areas are subject to careful and gentle inspection.
Yes (Special Instructions) Yes
Eye Drops Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Eye Liners (liquid) Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Fertilizer No No
Fidget Spinners Yes Yes
Film
We recommend that you put undeveloped film and cameras containing undeveloped film in your carry-on bags or take undeveloped film with you to the checkpoint and ask for a hand inspection.
Yes Yes
Fire Extinguishers and Other Compressed Gas Cylinders No No
Firearms
Firearms carried in checked bags must be unloaded, packed in a locked hard-sided container, and declared to the airline at check-in. Check with your airline to see if they allow firearms in checked bags. Read the guidelines for traveling with firearms.When traveling, be sure to comply with the laws concerning possession of firearms as they vary by local, state and international government.
No Yes (Special Instructions)
Firecracker No No
Fireworks No No
Fishing pole
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.
Yes Yes
Flammable Liquid, Gel, or Aerosol Paint No No
Flammable Paints No No
Flare Guns No No
Flares No No
Flashlights Yes Yes
Flowers
Fresh flowers are allowed through the checkpoint without water.
Yes Yes
Foam Toy Sword No Yes
Football Helmets Yes Yes
Fork Yes Yes
Foundation Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Freezer packs
Frozen liquid items and gel packs are allowed through the checkpoint as long as they are frozen solid when presented for screening. If frozen liquid items are partially melted, slushy, or have any liquid at the bottom of the container, they must meet 3-1-1 liquids requirements.
Yes (Special Instructions) Yes
Fresh Eggs
TSA officers may instruct travelers to separate items from carry-on bags such as foods, powders, and any materials that can clutter bags and obstruct clear images on the X-ray machine. Travelers are encouraged to organize their carry-on bags and keep them uncluttered to ease the screening process and keep the lines moving.
Yes Yes
Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
Solid food items (not liquids or gels) can be transported in either your carry-on or checked bags within the continental United States. Liquid or gel food items larger than 3.4 oz are not allowed in carry-on bags and should be placed in your checked bags if possible.Passengers flying from Hawaii, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands to the U.S. mainland cannot take most fresh fruits and vegetables due to the risk of spreading invasive plant pests.
Yes (Special Instructions) Yes
Fresh Meat and Seafood
Meat, seafood and other non-liquid food items are permitted in both carry-on and checked bags. If the food is packed with ice or ice packs in a cooler or other container, the ice or ice packs must be completely frozen when brought through screening. If the ice or ice packs are partially melted and have any liquid at the bottom of the container, they will not be permitted. You also can pack frozen perishables in your carry-on or checked bags in dry ice. The FAA limits you to five pounds of dry ice that is properly packaged (the package is vented) and marked.
Yes (Special Instructions) Yes
Frozen Food
Meat, seafood, vegetables and other non-liquid food items are permitted in both carry-on and checked bags. If the food is packed with ice or ice packs in a cooler or other container, the ice or ice packs must be completely frozen when brought through screening. If the ice or ice packs are partially melted and have any liquid at the bottom of the container, they will not be permitted.
Yes (Special Instructions) Yes
Fuels
Any flammable liquid fuel, such as cooking fuel, is prohibited.
No No
Full Sized Video Game Consoles
Please place the console in a separate bin for X-ray screening.
Yes Yes
Gas Torches No No
Gasoline No No
Geiger Counters Yes Yes
Gel Ice Packs
Frozen liquid items are allowed through the checkpoint as long as they are frozen solid when presented for screening. If frozen liquid items are partially melted, slushy, or have any liquid at the bottom of the container, they must meet 3-1-1 liquids requirements.Note that medically necessary gel ice packs in reasonable quantities are allowed regardless of their physical state of matter (e.g., melted or slushy). Please notify the TSA officer at the checkpoint for inspection.
Yes (Special Instructions) Yes
Gel-Type Candles No Yes
Glass Yes Yes
Glass Picture Frame Yes Yes
Glass Vase (empty) Yes Yes
Glow Sticks
Glow sticks must follow the 3-1-1 liquids rule for carry-on bags. Please place them in a single, quart-size bag with other liquids, gels and aerosols.
Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Golf Balls Yes Yes
Golf Clubs No Yes
Golf Tees Yes Yes
Grater Yes Yes
Gravy Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Guitar
Please check with your airline for their policy. Musical instruments must undergo screening when transported as carry-on or in checked bags. Musical instruments transported as carry-on require a physical inspection at the security checkpoint. Inform the TSA officer if your instrument requires special care and handling. Pack brass instruments in your checked bags.
Yes (Special Instructions) Yes (Special Instructions)
Gum Yes Yes
Gun Lighters No No
Gun Powder
Including black powder and percussion caps.
No No
Hair Clippers Yes Yes
Hair Dryers Yes Yes
Hair Gel Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Hair Straightener (Flat Iron) Yes Yes
Hair Texturizer Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Hairspray
Toiletry-type aerosols in checked baggage must not exceed 70 oz. (68 fl. oz) total and each container must be 18 oz. (16 fl. oz.) or less.
Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes (Special Instructions)
Hammers No Yes
Hand Grenades No No
Hand Sanitizers Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Hand Warmers Yes Yes
Handcuffs Yes Yes
Harry Potter wand Yes Yes
Headphones Yes Yes
Heating Pad (Gel) No Yes
Heating Pads (Electric) Yes Yes
Helmets Yes Yes
Hiking Poles No Yes
Hockey Sticks No Yes
Holiday lights Yes Yes
Holsters
Read the guidelines
Yes Yes
Honey Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Hookahs Yes Yes
Hoverboards
Hoverboards are allowed through the checkpoint. Please check with your airline for their policy.
Check with Airline Check with Airline
Hummus Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Ice
Frozen liquid items are allowed through the checkpoint as long as they are frozen solid when presented for screening. If frozen liquid items are partially melted, slushy, or have any liquid at the bottom of the container, they must meet 3-1-1 liquids requirements.
Yes (Special Instructions) Yes
Ice Axes/Ice Picks
Any sharp objects in checked bags should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and inspectors.
No Yes
Ice cream
TSA officers may instruct travelers to separate items from carry-on bags such as foods, powders, and any materials that can clutter bags and obstruct clear images on the X-ray machine. Travelers are encouraged to organize their carry-on bags and keep them uncluttered to ease the screening process and keep the lines moving.
Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Inhalers
TSA allows larger amounts of medically necessary liquids, gels, and aerosols in reasonable quantities for your trip, but you must declare them to TSA officers at the checkpoint for inspection.We recommend, but do not require, that your medications be labeled to facilitate the security process.
Yes (Special Instructions) Yes
Instant Hot/Cold Packs Yes Yes
Insulin
Please notify the TSA officer that you have diabetes and are carrying your supplies with you. Insulin pumps and supplies must be accompanied by insulin, and insulin in any form or dispenser must be clearly identified.
Yes (Special Instructions) Yes
Insulin Pumps
Please notify the TSA officer that you have diabetes and are carrying your supplies with you. Insulin pumps and supplies must be accompanied by insulin, and insulin in any form or dispenser must be clearly identified.
Yes (Special Instructions) Yes
Insulin Supplies
Please notify the TSA officer that you have diabetes and are carrying your supplies with you. Insulin pumps and supplies must be accompanied by insulin, and insulin in any form or dispenser must be clearly identified.
Yes (Special Instructions) Yes
iPod Yes Yes
Jam and Jelly
TSA officers may instruct travelers to separate items from carry-on bags such as foods, powders, and any materials that can clutter bags and obstruct clear images on the X-ray machine. Travelers are encouraged to organize their carry-on bags and keep them uncluttered to ease the screening process and keep the lines moving.
Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Jewelry
If you are travelling with valuable items such as jewelry, please keep those items with you at all times (do not put them in checked baggage). You can ask the TSA officer to screen you and your valuables in private to maintain your security.
Yes Yes
Juice for Babies
Formula, breast milk and juice for babies are allowed in reasonable quantities in carry-on bags. Remove these items from your carry-on bag to be screened separately from the rest of your belongings.
Yes (Special Instructions) Yes
Juices Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Kirpans
Cutting or thrusting weapons, including fencing foils.Any sharp objects in checked baggage should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and inspectors.
No Yes
Knitting Needles
Any sharp objects in checked bags should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and inspectors.
Yes Yes
Knives
Except for plastic or round bladed butter knives.Any sharp objects in checked bags should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and inspectors.
No Yes
Kubatons No Yes
Lacrosse Sticks No Yes
Laptops
Please remove the laptops from your bag and place it in a separate bin for X-ray screening.TSA Pre® travelers do not need to remove shoes, laptops, 3-1-1 liquids, belts or light jackets. Please see TSA Pre® for more information.
Yes Yes
Laser Hair Remover Yes Yes
Laser Pointers Yes Yes
LED lights Yes Yes
License plate Yes Yes
Life Vest
You may bring a life vest with up to two CO2 cartridges inside, plus two spare cartridges in your carry-on or checked bag.
Yes Yes
Light Bulbs Yes Yes
Light Saber
Sadly, the technology doesn’t currently exist to create a real lightsaber. However, you can pack a toy lightsaber in your carry-on or checked bag. May the force be with you.
Yes Yes
Lighter Fluid No No
Lipsticks Yes Yes
Liquid Bleach No No
Liquid Medications
TSA allows larger amounts of medically necessary liquids, gels, and aerosols in reasonable quantities for your trip, but you must declare them to security officers at the checkpoint for inspection.
Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Liquid Vitamins Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Lithium batteries with 100 watt hours or less in a device
Lithium batteries with 100 watt hours or less may be carried in a device in either carry-on or checked bags. Loose lithium batteries are prohibited in checked bags. For more information, see the FAA regulations on batteries.
Yes Yes (Special Instructions)
Lithium batteries with more than 100 watt hours
Lithium batteries with more than 100 watt hours may be allowed in carry-on bags with airline approval, but are limited to two spare batteries per passenger. Loose lithium batteries are prohibited in checked bags. For more information, see the FAA regulations on batteries.
Yes (Special Instructions) No
Live Coral
Live corals in water and a clear transparent container are allowed after inspection by the TSA officer.
Yes No
Live Fish
Live fish in water and a clear transparent container are allowed after inspection by the TSA officer.
Yes No
Live Lobster
A live lobster is allowed through security and must be transported in a clear, plastic, spill proof container. A TSA officer will visually inspect your lobster at the checkpoint. We recommend that you contact your airline to determine your airline’s policy on traveling with your lobster before arriving at the airport.
Check with Airline Yes
Lock Picks
Tools that are 7 inches or less in length are allowed in carry-on bags. Please check with local law enforcement regarding traveling with this item.Any sharp objects in checked bags should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and inspectors.
Yes Yes
Longboards Yes Yes
Lotion Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Luggage Protection Covers
if your bag requires additional screening, our officers will need to open the covers. Our officers will make every attempt to repack items the way they were when presented for screening.
Yes Yes
Magic 8 Ball
For Carry-on bags: We asked the Magic 8 Ball  and it told us…Outlook not so good!For Checked bags: We asked the Magic 8 Ball and it told us…It is certain!
No Yes
Magnets Yes Yes
Makeup Remover Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Makeup Wipes Yes Yes
Mallets No Yes
Maple Syrup
TSA officers may instruct travelers to separate items from carry-on bags such as foods, powders, and any materials that can clutter bags and obstruct clear images on the X-ray machine. Travelers are encouraged to organize their carry-on bags and keep them uncluttered to ease the screening process and keep the lines moving.
Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Martial Arts Weapons No Yes
Mascara Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Meat Cleavers
Any sharp objects in checked bags should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and inspectors.
No Yes
Medical Marijuana
Marijuana and certain cannabis infused products, including some Cannabidiol (CBD) oil, remain illegal under federal law except for products that contain no more than 0.3 percent THC on a dry weight basis or that are approved by FDA. (See the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, Pub. L. 115-334.)  TSA officers are required to report any suspected violations of law to local, state or federal authorities.TSA’s screening procedures are focused on security and are designed to detect potential threats to aviation and passengers. Accordingly, TSA security officers do not search for marijuana or other illegal drugs, but if any illegal substance is discovered during security screening, TSA will refer the matter to a law enforcement officer.
Yes (Special Instructions) Yes (Special Instructions)
Medical Masks
You may wear medical masks during security screening. However, please remove the mask when you arrive at the checkpoint until the TSA officer has verified your identity.
Yes Yes
Medically Necessary Personal Oxygen
You may bring personal medical oxygen cylinders through the screening checkpoint and into the gate area. However, personal medical oxygen cylinders are not permitted in the aircraft cabin as they are considered hazardous materials by the Federal Aviation Administration.Please contact your airline for instructions on arranging oxygen service. Airlines are not required to provide oxygen service and many do not.
Yes (Special Instructions) No
Medications (Liquid)
TSA allows larger amounts of medically necessary liquids, gels, and aerosols in reasonable quantities for your trip, but you must declare them to TSA officers at the checkpoint for inspection.
Yes (Special Instructions) Yes
Medications (Pills) Yes Yes
Metal Detector
Because of the size limitations of overhead bins and space under seats, this item should be transported in checked bags.Due to airline polices on weight and size of checked bags, you should check with your airline for any potential guidelines for certain checked items.
Check with Airline Check with Airline
Microwave
Microwave is allowed through the checkpoint. Please check with your airline for their policy.
Check with Airline Yes
Mirrors Yes Yes
Mixer
Mixer is allowed in carry-on bags. Please check with your airline for any size or weight restrictions.
Yes (Special Instructions) Yes
MREs
Solid food items (not liquids or gels) can be transported in either your carry-on or checked bags. Liquid or gel food items larger than 3.4 oz are not allowed in carry-on bags and should be placed in your checked bags if possible.Please note some airlines do not allow MREs in carry-on bags due to the self-heating element. We recommend that you reach out to your airline to determine their policy.
Yes (Special Instructions) Yes
Multi-tool without Blades Yes Yes
Multi-tools
In general, you are prohibited from traveling with sharp objects in your carry-on bags. Multi-tools (multipurpose tools) with knives of any length are prohibited. Please pack these items in your checked bags. Multi-tools (multipurpose tools) with scissors less than 4 inches may be placed in carry-on bags.Any sharp objects in checked bags should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and inspectors.
Yes (Special Instructions) Yes
Nail Clippers
Any sharp objects in checked bags should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and inspectors.
Yes Yes
Nail File (metal)
Any sharp objects in checked bags should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and inspectors.
Yes Yes
Nail Guns No Yes
Nail Polish Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Nail Polish Remover Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Navigation GPS Yes Yes
Nebulizers, CPAPs, BiPAPs, and APAPs
Nebulizers, CPAPs, BiPAPs and APAPs are allowed in carry-on bags but must be removed from the carrying case and undergo X-ray screening. Facemasks and tubing may remain in the case.You may provide a clear plastic bag to place the device in for X-ray screening. A TSA officer may need to remove the device from the bag to test it for traces of explosives.Liquids associated with nebulizers are exempt from the 3-1-1 liquids rule.
Yes (Special Instructions) Yes
Night Sticks No Yes
Night Vision Goggles Yes Yes
Nitroglycerine Pills Yes Yes
Non-Spillable Wet Batteries
No more than two spare non-spillable wet batteries are allowed as long as each battery does not exceed 12 volts and 100 watt hours.
Yes (Special Instructions) Yes
Nunchucks No Yes
Nuts
TSA officers may instruct travelers to separate items from carry-on bags such as foods, powders, and any materials that can clutter bags and obstruct clear images on the X-ray machine. Travelers are encouraged to organize their carry-on bags and keep them uncluttered to ease the screening process and keep the lines moving.
Yes Yes
Oils and Vinegars
TSA officers may instruct travelers to separate items from carry-on bags such as foods, powders, and any materials that can clutter bags and obstruct clear images on the X-ray machine. Travelers are encouraged to organize their carry-on bags and keep them uncluttered to ease the screening process and keep the lines moving.
Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Paintings Yes Yes
Parachutes
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.
Yes (Special Instructions) Yes (Special Instructions)
Parts of Guns and Firearms
Firearm parts, including magazines, clips, bolts and firing pins, are prohibited in carry-on, but may be transported in checked bags. Check with your airline to see if they allow firearms in checked bags. Read the guidelines for traveling with firearms.When traveling, be sure to comply with the laws concerning possession of firearms as they vary by local, state and international government.
No Yes (Special Instructions)
Party Poppers No No
Peanut Butter
TSA officers may instruct travelers to separate items from carry-on bags such as foods, powders, and any materials that can clutter bags and obstruct clear images on the X-ray machine. Travelers are encouraged to organize their carry-on bags and keep them uncluttered to ease the screening process and keep the lines moving.
Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Pellet Guns
Check with your airline to see if they allow firearms in checked bags. Read the guidelines for traveling with firearms.When traveling, be sure to comply with the laws concerning possession of firearms as they vary by local, state and international government.
No Yes (Special Instructions)
Pen Yes Yes
Pencil Sharpeners Yes Yes
Pepper Spray
One 4 fl. oz. (118 ml) container of mace or pepper spray is permitted in checked baggage provided it is equipped with a safety mechanism to prevent accidental discharge. Self-defense sprays containing more than 2 percent by mass of tear gas (CS or CN) are prohibited in checked baggage. For more information, visit faa.gov.We recommend checking with your airline as some may not allow this item in checked bags.
No Yes
Perfume Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Pet food (solid)
Dry or “moist” pet food is considered solid food.TSA officers may instruct travelers to separate items from carry-on bags such as foods, powders, and any materials that can clutter bags and obstruct clear images on the X-ray machine. Travelers are encouraged to organize their carry-on bags and keep them uncluttered to ease the screening process and keep the lines moving.
Yes Yes
Pet food (wet)
Wet food must follow the 3-1-1 liquids rule for carry-on bags. There is no medical exemption for prescription pet food, even for service animals.TSA officers may instruct travelers to separate items from carry-on bags such as foods, powders, and any materials that can clutter bags and obstruct clear images on the X-ray machine. Travelers are encouraged to organize their carry-on bags and keep them uncluttered to ease the screening process and keep the lines moving.
Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Phone Chargers
Portable chargers or power banks containing a lithium ion battery must be packed in carry-on bags.For more information, see the FAA guidance on portable rechargers.
Yes Yes
Pies and Cakes
TSA officers may instruct travelers to separate items from carry-on bags such as foods, powders, and any materials that can clutter bags and obstruct clear images on the X-ray machine. Travelers are encouraged to organize their carry-on bags and keep them uncluttered to ease the screening process and keep the lines moving.
Yes Yes
Pill Cutter Yes Yes
Pillows Yes Yes
Pizza
TSA officers may instruct travelers to separate items from carry-on bags such as foods, powders, and any materials that can clutter bags and obstruct clear images on the X-ray machine. Travelers are encouraged to organize their carry-on bags and keep them uncluttered to ease the screening process and keep the lines moving.
Yes Yes
Planting seeds Yes Yes
Plants

Check with the airline to ensure that the item will fit in the overhead bin or underneath the seat of the airplane.

Yes Yes
Play-doh Yes Yes
Pocket Knife
In general, you are prohibited from traveling with sharp objects in your carry-on baggage; please pack these items in your checked baggage.
No Yes
Pool Cues No Yes
Portable Oxygen Concentrators
Per the Federal Aviation Administration, certain portable oxygen concentrators are permitted onboard the aircraft, including Inogen One, Sequal Eclipse, Airsep Lifestyle. See a list of Portable Oxygen Concentrators that meet FAA specifications for inflight use.
Yes (Special Instructions) Yes (Special Instructions)
Pots and Pans
Pots and pans are generally allowed in both carry-on and checked bags. However, cast iron skillets are prohibited in carry-on bags and must be placed in checked baggage.
Yes (Special Instructions) Yes
Powder Makeup
Powder-like substances greater than 12 oz. / 350 mL must be placed in a separate bin for X-ray screening. They may require additional screening and containers may need to be opened. For your convenience, we encourage you to place non-essential powders greater than 12 oz. in checked bags.
Yes Yes
Power Banks
Portable chargers or power banks containing a lithium ion battery must be packed in carry-on bags.For more information, see the FAA guidance on portable rechargers.
Yes No
Power Charger
Portable chargers or power banks containing a lithium ion battery must be packed in carry-on bags.For more information, see the FAA guidance on portable rechargers.
Yes No
Power Inverters Yes Yes
Printer
Please remove the printer from your bag and place it in a separate bin for X-ray screening
Yes Yes
Printer Ink Yes Yes
Projectors
Please place the console in a separate bin for X-ray screening.
Yes Yes
Propane No No
Prosthetics Yes Yes
Protein or Energy Powders
Powder-like substances greater than 12 oz. / 350 mL must be placed in a separate bin for X-ray screening. They may require additional screening and containers may need to be opened. For your convenience, we encourage you to place non-essential powders greater than 12 oz. in checked bags.
Yes Yes
Putty Balls Yes Yes
Radio
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.
Yes Yes
Rainbow Flame Crystals
Many flame crystals contain HAZMAT.Passengers may bring flame crystals but only in checked baggage luggage.  Even if an item is generally permitted, it may be subject to additional screening or not allowed through checked baggage if it triggers an alarm during the screening process, appears to have been tampered with, or poses other security concerns. The final decision rests with the TSA officer on whether to allow any item on the plane. Passengers should check the product label for indications of flammable contents or other hazards.
No Yes
Razor-Type Blades
Box cutters, razor blades not in a cartridge are prohibited in carry-on.Any sharp objects in checked bags should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and inspectors.
No Yes
Realistic Replicas of Explosives No No
Realistic Replicas of Firearms No Yes
Realistic Replicas of Incendiaries No No
Recreational Oxygen
Non-medically required, flavored or canned oxygen containers are prohibited.
No No
Remote Controlled Cars
Please carefully pack your electronics items and make sure all cords are wrapped. While you can pack expensive, fragile electronics items in checked or carry-on bags, we recommend packing them in your carry-on.
Yes Yes
Rifle Scope (Scope Only)
Firearms carried as checked baggage MUST be unloaded, packed in a locked hard-sided container, and declared to the airline at check-in. Read the guidelines.Check with your airline or travel agent to see if firearms are permitted in checked baggage on the airline you are flying. Ask about limitations or fees, if any, that apply.
Yes Yes
Rifles
Firearms carried in checked bags must be unloaded, packed in a locked hard-sided container, and declared to the airline at check-in. Check with your airline to see if they allow firearms in checked bags. Read the guidelines for traveling with firearms.When traveling, be sure to comply with the laws concerning possession of firearms as they vary by local, state and international government.
No Yes (Special Instructions)
Rocket Launcher No No
Rocks Yes Yes
Rope Yes Yes
Sabers
Any sharp objects in checked baggage should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and inspectors.
No Yes
Safety Matches
One book of safety (non-strike anywhere) matches are permitted as carry-on items, but all matches are prohibited in checked baggage.
Yes No
Safety pin Yes Yes
Safety Razor With Blades (allowed without blade)
Any sharp objects in checked baggage should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and inspectors.
No Yes
Salad Dressing
TSA officers may instruct travelers to separate items from carry-on bags such as foods, powders, and any materials that can clutter bags and obstruct clear images on the X-ray machine. Travelers are encouraged to organize their carry-on bags and keep them uncluttered to ease the screening process and keep the lines moving.
Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Salsa and Sauces
TSA officers may instruct travelers to separate items from carry-on bags such as foods, powders, and any materials that can clutter bags and obstruct clear images on the X-ray machine. Travelers are encouraged to organize their carry-on bags and keep them uncluttered to ease the screening process and keep the lines moving.
Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Salt Yes Yes
Samsung Galaxy Note 7
The U.S. Department of Transportation, with the Federal Aviation Administration and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, have issued an emergency order to ban all Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphone devices from air transportation in the United States. Individuals who own or possess a Samsung Galaxy Note7 device may not transport the device on their person, in carry-on baggage, or in checked baggage on flights to, from, or within the United States. For more information, read the announcement.
No No
Sand Yes Yes
Sandwiches
TSA officers may instruct travelers to separate items from carry-on bags such as foods, powders, and any materials that can clutter bags and obstruct clear images on the X-ray machine. Travelers are encouraged to organize their carry-on bags and keep them uncluttered to ease the screening process and keep the lines moving.
Yes Yes
Saws
Including cordless portable power saws.Any sharp objects in checked baggage should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and inspectors.
No Yes
Scissors
If packed in carry-on, they must be less than 4 inches from the pivot point.Any sharp objects in checked bags should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and inspectors.
Yes (Special Instructions) Yes
Screwdriver (longer than 7 inches)
Tools longer than 7 inches (measured from end to end when assembled) are prohibited in carry-on baggage; these items must be packed in your checked baggage.
No Yes
Screwdrivers (shorter than 7 inches)
Tools 7 inches or shorter (measured from end to end when assembled) are allowed in carry-on baggage.
Yes Yes
Segways
Segways are allowed through the checkpoint. Please check with your airline for their policy.
Check with Airline Check with Airline
Self-Defense Sprays
One 4 fl. oz. (118 ml) container of mace or pepper spray is permitted in checked baggage provided it is equipped with a safety mechanism to prevent accidental discharge. Self-defense sprays containing more than 2 percent by mass of tear gas (CS or CN) are prohibited in checked baggage. For more information, visit faa.gov. We recommend checking with your airline as some may not allow this item in checked bags.
No Yes
Selfie Stick Yes Yes
Sewing Machine
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.
Yes Yes
Sewing Needles
In general, you may place your knitting needles and needlepoint tools in carry-on or checked baggage.Circular thread cutters or any other cutter or needlepoint tools that contain blades must be placed in checked baggage. You are permitted to keep scissors smaller than 4 inches in your carry-on baggage.
Yes Yes
Shampoo Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Shaving Cream Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Shell Casings
Empty shell casings are allowed in carry-on bag as long as the projectile is no longer intact. They are allowed only if the primer has been removed or has been discharged. If the projectile is attached & the powder has been drilled out, it is considered a replica and not allowed in carry-on.
Yes (Special Instructions) Yes
Shock collars Yes Yes
Shoe Horn Yes Yes
Shoe Tree Yes Yes
Shoe/Snow Spikes
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.
No Yes
Skateboards
Skateboards are allowed in carry-on bags. Please check with your airline for any size or weight restrictions.
Yes (Special Instructions) Yes
Skates
Including ice skates and rollerblades.
Yes Yes
Ski Poles No Yes
Sleeping Bag Yes Yes
Slingshots No Yes
Small Compressed Gas Cartridges
Except for personal medical oxygen cylinders, you can only carry an EMPTY compressed gas cylinder onboard a plane. To be permitted (in either carry-on or checked baggage), it must be clearly visible to the TSA officer that the cylinder is empty. Personal oxygen is permitted if the regulatory valve has not been tampered with or removed.Unless being used for personal medical oxygen, the gas cylinder regulator valve must be completely disconnected from the cylinder (in other words, the cylinder has an open end that allows the TSA officer to visually inspect the cylinder). TSA officers will NOT remove the seal or regulator valve from the cylinder. If the gas cylinder is sealed (i.e., the regulator valve is still attached) and not required for personal medical oxygen, the gas cylinder is prohibited, regardless of the reading on the pressure gauge indicator.
No No
Small Fishing Lures
Sharp fishing tackle that may be considered dangerous, such as large fish hooks, should be sheathed, securely wrapped, and packed in your checked luggage. 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 baggage.
Yes Yes
Small Pets
Small pets are allowed through the checkpoint. Please check with your airline for their policy.Please remove your pet from the carrying case and place the case through the X-ray machine. You should maintain control of your pet with a leash and remember to remove the leash when carrying your pet through the metal detector. Animal carriers will undergo a visual and/or physical inspection.
Check with Airline Check with Airline
Small Toy Cars Yes Yes
Snacks
Solid food items (not liquids or gels) can be transported in either your carry-on or checked baggage.TSA officers may instruct travelers to separate items from carry-on bags such as foods, powders, and any materials that can clutter bags and obstruct clear images on the X-ray machine. Travelers are encouraged to organize their carry-on bags and keep them uncluttered to ease the screening process and keep the lines moving.
Yes Yes
Snow Cleats
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.
No Yes
Snow Globes
Snow globes that appear to contain less than 3.4 ounces of liquid (approximately tennis ball size) can be packed in your carry-on bag ONLY if the entire snow globe, including the base, is able to fit into your one quart-sized, resealable plastic bag. Each passenger can only bring one quart-sized bag with 3.4 oz or smaller containers. Larger snow globes must be packed in checked baggage.
Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Snowboards
Please check with your airline for any size or weight restrictions.
Yes Yes
Snowshoes Yes Yes
Soap (Bar) Yes Yes
Soap (Liquid) Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Soda
TSA officers may instruct travelers to separate items from carry-on bags such as foods, powders, and any materials that can clutter bags and obstruct clear images on the X-ray machine. Travelers are encouraged to organize their carry-on bags and keep them uncluttered to ease the screening process and keep the lines moving.
Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Solar Panels
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.
Check with Airline Check with Airline
Solid Candles Yes Yes
Solid Foods
Solid food items (not liquids or gels) can be transported in either your carry-on or checked baggage.TSA officers may instruct travelers to separate items from carry-on bags such as foods, powders, and any materials that can clutter bags and obstruct clear images on the X-ray machine. Travelers are encouraged to organize their carry-on bags and keep them uncluttered to ease the screening process and keep the lines moving.
Yes Yes
Solid Makeup
Powder-like substances greater than 12 oz. / 350 mL must be placed in a separate bin for X-ray screening. They may require additional screening and containers may need to be opened. For your convenience, we encourage you to place non-essential powders greater than 12 oz. in checked bags.
Yes Yes
Soups
TSA officers may instruct travelers to separate items from carry-on bags such as foods, powders, and any materials that can clutter bags and obstruct clear images on the X-ray machine. Travelers are encouraged to organize their carry-on bags and keep them uncluttered to ease the screening process and keep the lines moving.
Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Sparklers No No
Speakers
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.
Yes Yes
Spear Guns No Yes
Spices (dry)
Solid food items (not liquids or gels) can be transported in either your carry-on or checked bags. Liquid or gel food items larger than 3.4 oz are not allowed in carry-on bags and should be placed in your checked bags if possible.TSA officers may instruct travelers to separate items from carry-on bags such as foods, powders, and any materials that can clutter bags and obstruct clear images on the X-ray machine. Travelers are encouraged to organize their carry-on bags and keep them uncluttered to ease the screening process and keep the lines moving.
Yes Yes
Spillable Batteries
Except those in wheelchairs.
No No
Sports Cleats
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.
Yes Yes
Spray Paint No No
Spray Starch No No
Staplers Yes Yes
Starter Pistols
Starter pistols carried in checked bags must be unloaded, packed in a locked hard-sided container, and declared to the airline at check-in. Check with your airline to see if they allow firearms in checked bags. Read the guidelines for traveling with firearms.When traveling, be sure to comply with the laws concerning possession of firearms as they vary by local, state and international government.
No Yes (Special Instructions)
Steel Toe Boots
To help officers get a clear look at your bag and reduce the need for additional screening, we suggest you pack your bag in neat layers.

TSA Pre® travelers do not need to remove shoes, laptops, 3-1-1 liquids, belts or light jackets. Please see TSA Pre® for more information.

Yes Yes
Stick Pins Yes Yes
Strike-anywhere Matches No No
Stuffed Animals
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.
Yes Yes
Stun Guns/Shocking Devices
Tasers, Stun Guns, and Electro-Shock Weapons (Conducted Electrical Weapons) must be transported in a manner that renders the device inoperable from accidental discharge. Some of these devices are manufactured with lithium batteries.For more information, see the FAA regulations on batteries.
No Yes (Special Instructions)
Sunscreen Sprays Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Supplements Yes Yes
Support Braces (Knee, Ankle, Wrist, Back) Yes Yes
Swiss Army Knife
Except for plastic or round bladed butter knives.Any sharp objects in checked bags should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and inspectors.
No Yes
Swords
Cutting or thrusting weapons, including fencing foils.Any sharp objects in checked baggage should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and inspectors.
No Yes
Tablets Yes Yes
Tactical Pen No Yes
Tampons Yes Yes
Tape Measures Yes Yes
Tattoo Guns Yes Yes
Tattoo Inks Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Tea (dry tea bags or loose tea leaves)
Solid food items (not liquids or gels) can be transported in either your carry-on or checked bags. Liquid or gel food items larger than 3.4 oz are not allowed in carry-on bags and should be placed in your checked bags if possible.TSA officers may instruct travelers to separate items from carry-on bags such as foods, powders, and any materials that can clutter bags and obstruct clear images on the X-ray machine. Travelers are encouraged to organize their carry-on bags and keep them uncluttered to ease the screening process and keep the lines moving.
Yes Yes
Tea Kettle
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.
Yes Yes
Tear Gas
Self-defense sprays containing more than 2% by mass of Tear Gas are prohibited in both carry-on and checked baggage.
No No
Television
Please carefully pack your electronics items and make sure all cords are wrapped. While you can pack expensive, fragile electronics items in checked or carry-on bags, we recommend packing them in your carry-on. 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.
Yes Yes
Tennis Rackets Yes Yes
TENS unit
TENS (Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) units are allowed in both carry-on and checked bags. If your doctor has told you that your specific TENS unit shouldn’t go through an X-ray, you should notify the TSA officer so they can conduct alternate screening. To help you get through security more efficiently, remove your TENS unit from your carry-on bag and put it in the screening bin so the TSA officer can get a clear view of it.
Yes Yes
Tent
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.Tent stakes and poles must be packed in checked bags.
Check with Airline Check with Airline
Tent Spikes and Poles
Any sharp objects in checked baggage should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and inspectors.
No Yes
Thermometer Yes Yes
Throwing Stars
Any sharp objects in checked baggage should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and inspectors.
No Yes
Tobacco Yes Yes
Tobacco Pipes Yes Yes
Tools
Power tools and all tools longer than 7 inches (measured from end to end when assembled) are prohibited in carry-on baggage; these items must be packed in your checked bags.Tools 7 inches or shorter (measured from end to end when assembled) are allowed in carry-on baggage.
Yes (Special Instructions) Yes
Toothbrush Yes Yes
Toothpaste Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Torch Lighters
Torch lighters create a thin, needle-like flame that is hotter (reaching 2,500 F) and more intense than those from common lighters. Torch lighters are often used for pipes and cigars, and maintain a consistent stream of air-propelled fire regardless of the angle at which it is held.
No No
Tortilla Press Yes Yes
Toy Guns and Weapons
While these types of toys are generally permitted, we recommend that you pack them in your checked baggage. Squirt guns, Nerf guns, toy swords, or other items that resemble realistic firearms or weapons are prohibited. We recommend emptying water guns, which must follow the 3-1-1 Liquids Rule. Replicas of explosives, such as hand grenades, are prohibited in checked and carry-on baggage. TSA officers have the discretion to prohibit any item through the screening checkpoint if they believe it poses a security threat.
Yes (Special Instructions) Yes
Toy Robots
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.
Yes Yes
Toys (Adult) Yes Yes
Tripods Yes Yes
Trophy Yes Yes
Turpentine and Paint Thinner No No
Tweezers
Any sharp objects in checked baggage should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and inspectors.
Yes Yes
Umbrellas
Umbrellas are allowed in carry-on bags. Please check with your airline for any size or weight restrictions.
Yes (Special Instructions) Yes
Unused Syringes
Unused syringes are allowed when accompanied by injectable medication. You must declare these items to security officers at the checkpoint for inspection. We recommend, but do not require, that your medications be labeled to facilitate the security process.
Yes (Special Instructions) Yes
Used Syringes
Used syringes are allowed when transported in Sharps disposal container or other similar hard-surface container.
Yes (Special Instructions) Yes
Utensils
Knives, except for plastic or round-bladed butter knives, are not allowed in carry-on bags.
Yes Yes
Vacuum Robots Yes Yes
Vacuum Sealed Bags
Vacuum sealed clothes bags are allowed but not encouraged. If they alarm, we may need to open them for inspection.
Yes Yes
Vacuum-sealed bags
Vacuum-sealed clothes bags are allowed but not encouraged. If they alarm, the TSA officer may need to open them for inspection.
Yes (Special Instructions) Yes (Special Instructions)
Vehicle Airbags No No
Violins
Musical instruments must undergo screening when transported as carry-on or in checked baggage. Musical instruments transported as carry-on require a physical inspection at the security checkpoint. Inform the TSA officer if your instrument requires special care and handling. Pack brass instruments in your checked baggage.Check with your airline prior to your flight to ensure your instrument meets the aircraft size requirements.
Yes (Special Instructions) Yes (Special Instructions)
Vitamins Yes Yes
Waffle Iron
You may transport this item in carry-on or checked baggage. 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.
Yes Yes
Walkers Yes Yes
Walking Sticks No Yes
Wallet Chains Yes Yes
Water for Babies
Water for babies is allowed in reasonable quantities in carry-on bags. Remove this item from your carry-on bag to be screened separately from the rest of your belongings.
Yes (Special Instructions) Yes
Wedding Dress
You can bring a wedding dress through the security checkpoint for screening, but we strongly recommend that it is packed safely in a garment-style bag or other packaging to protect it during the screening process. We also recommend that you contact your airline to determine their policy for bringing and stowing the dress on the airplane, as well as how it fits into their carry-on bag limitations.If for some reason your dress cannot fit through the checkpoint x-ray machine for screening, alternate screening procedures will be taken to clear the dress and your garment bag will need to be opened.
Yes (Special Instructions) Yes (Special Instructions)
Wet Wipes Yes Yes
Wheelchairs Yes Yes
Wine bottle
Alcoholic beverages with more than 24% but not more than 70% alcohol are limited in checked bags to 5 liters (1.3 gallons) per passenger and must be in unopened retail packaging. Alcoholic beverages with 24% alcohol or less are not subject to limitations in checked bags.Mini bottles of alcohol in carry-on must be able to comfortably fit into a single quart-sized bag.For more information, see FAA regulation: 49 CFR 175.10(a)(4).
Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Wrenches/Pliers
Tools longer than 7 inches (measured from end to end when assembled) are prohibited in carry-on baggage; these items must be packed in your checked bags.
Yes (Special Instructions) Yes
Xbox
Please carefully pack your electronics items and make sure all cords are wrapped. While you can pack expensive, fragile electronics items in checked or carry-on bags, we recommend packing them in your carry-on. 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.
Yes Yes
Yogurt
TSA officers may instruct travelers to separate items from carry-on bags such as foods, powders, and any materials that can clutter bags and obstruct clear images on the X-ray machine. Travelers are encouraged to organize their carry-on bags and keep them uncluttered to ease the screening process and keep the lines moving.
Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes

Source: Transport Security Administration Website, US Govt.