What can you take with you on a plane?
the items that TSA (Transportation Security Administration)
will allow you to take onboard a plane in the U.S.
are constantly changing.
what are the prohibited and permitted items?
Consult the following list of items commonly used by travelers before your next plane flight,
but be aware that TSA is constantly changing their list of permitted and prohibited items.
*****Recently allowed items as of September 26,
Travel size toiletries of 3 ounces or less can be packed in carry on luggage as long as they are placed in one,
clear zip top bag.
PERMITTED ITEMS IN CARRY ON BAGS
Small amounts of baby formula and breast milk
Liquid prescription medicine with a label that matches the passenger ticket
Up to 4 oz.
of non-prescription liquid medications such as contact solution and eye care products
SOLID cosmetics such as lipstick and lip balms
Eyeglass repair tools (including screwdrivers)
Knitting and crochet needles
Scissors with blunt tips and blades less than four inches long
Toy weapons if not realistic looking
Diabetes related supplies and equipment (insulin must be properly marked with a professional label identifying the medication or manufacturer`s name or pharmaceutical label;
an unlimited number of syringes are allowed when accompanied by insulin)
Nitroglycerine pills or spray (with a professional label identifying the medication or manufacturer`s name or pharmaceutical label)
Prosthetic device tools and appliances
screwdrivers and other tools which are less than seven inches in length
Gel filled bras
For more detailed information on items allowed in carry on bags,
especially the allowances for items related to a medical condition or disability,
consult the TSA website.
PROHIBITED ITEMS IN CARRY ON BAGS
gels and aerosols,
including creams and ointments,
Deodorants made of gel or aerosol
Scissors with metal pointed tips and blades longer than four inches
Razor type blades,
excluding safety razors
Tools greater than seven inches in length
This is just a general list of items prohibited in carry on luggage.
many more items such as ski poles,
ammunition and weapons and hazardous materials are not allowed onboard a plane.
If you are traveling with unusual items such as these,
consult the TSA website for the rules and regulations regarding these items.
ITEMS NOT ALLOWED IN CHECKED BAGS
except for personal care and toiletry items in limited quantities
Lighters with fuel (Two lighters are allowed if in a DOT approved case)
this is just a general list of the most commonly used items by travelers that are prohibited in checked bags.
For the complete list of what is permitted and what is prohibited in checked luggage,
check out the TSA website.
Travelers will not be allowed to pass through security in a U.S.
airport if they are in possession of any of the prohibited items.
In the most common cases of a air passenger trying to bring a prohibited item onboard a plane,
such as a traveler forgetting that they had a lighter in their pocket,
they are usually allowed to put the item in their car or give it up to the security screeners (items that you surrender to security screeners will not be returned).
any air passenger trying to bring a prohibited item onto a plane could be criminally or civilly prosecuted.
Even if you accidentally try to bring a prohibited item onboard a plane either in your carry on bags or checked bags,
it is still considered an illegal offense.