Can I Bring It on an Airplane? TSA Rules for Carry-ons, Checked Bags and the TSA Prohibited List [Updated for 2023]

Last updated: January 5, 2023
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Wondering what you can bring on a plane in 2023? We all have the same thought when we pack for a trip: what am I allowed to bring on a plane? Sometimes, you can answer this internal question yourself in a matter of seconds. After all, air travel is a ubiquitous part of our lives, so you should remember. But every situation is different and the TSA rules and restrictions are extremely rigid. You don’t want to have to throw out an expensive bottle of wine or be the subject of an investigation for trying to bring a banned item on board, so it’s important to know exactly what you can bring along with you. Different airlines do have differing rules on a number of items, but in general if it’s allowed by the TSA, it should be ok with the airline.  

What’s Allowed By the TSA in Your Carry-on?

We’re all aware of the 3-1-1 rule (if you aren’t check out our primer on it), which allows containers with liquid no greater than 3.4 ounces in size to be put in a one quart-sized zip top bag. 

If you are unsure, any bag from this TSA approved list should do the trick.

You may need a little more than toothpaste and shaving cream, but those items could be restricted or banned from being brought on board in your carry-on. Basically, if anything you want to bring on board is non-toiletry, you might want to be prepared to have to leave it behind.Even for basic toiletry items we still might not be sure. Can I bring a razor in my carry-on? Is there a limit to how much food I can bring on a plane? Am I allowed to bring my medication on board?


Can you bring a razor on an airplane? Yes,  disposable razors are allowed in carry-on luggage. Straight razors or safety razors (where the razor blade can be removed) are not allowed in carry-ons and must be checked. , not so much. Those, along with other sharp objects – such as a box cutter or switchblade – are only allowed in checked luggage.


Liquid makeup is allowed in carry-ons but must still adhere the 3.4 ounce rule, and it all must fit into one clear quart-size bag. Powdered makeup in all its forms is acceptable as well.


Tweezers are permitted in carry-on luggage.


Whether for a long flight or for your kids, food is sometimes an absolute must. You are permitted to bring food on the plane. These foods must be wrapped or in a container when going through security, and they will need to be X-rayed. Food containers may also be counted as your personal item by your airline, so be warned. Obviously, you can’t bring liquids (more than 3.4 ounces) through security, so any liquid food or beverage may not be carried on: alcohol, maple syrup, jams and jellies, salad dressing, creamy dips, yogurt, salsa, and soups to name a few. You can however bring on cake and fresh fruit for what it’s worth. 


Airport security allows a lot of leeway when it comes to medication. In fact, the TSA recommends you keep medication in your carry-on in case you need access to it.  If it’s liquid medication , you can bring more than 3.4 ounces (as long as it’s a reasonable amount – don’t try to bring 3 gallons of liquid Tylenol onboard) and it does not need to be in a zip top bag. If it’s in pill or solid form you may bring an unlimited amount , it doesn’t need to be bottled, but different states have different laws regarding labeling.


Many first time mothers and fathers ask “Can I bring a stroller onboard a plane?” Yes, travel sized strollers that can fit in an overhead bin are allowed on any major airline.

Baby Food, Breast Milk, and Baby Formula

These items are also not subject to the 3.4 ounce liquid rule and do not need to be kept in a plastic zip top bag.  You may bring as much as you need for your child.  Be sure to let the TSA agent know that you are carrying baby food, breast milk or formula.


Most batteries for consumer electronics are allowed in cary-on luggage. Dry cell alkaline batteries, Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) and Nickel Cadmium (NiCad); typical AA, AAA, C, D, 9-volt, button sized, ect. (both single use and rechargeable varieties) are allowed. Consumer sized lithium ion batters (under 100 watt hours per battery) and up to two larger lithium ion batteries (such as extended life laptop batteries) may be carried on in their device. .

However, loose lithium batteries are not permitted in checked bags and MUST be carried on with you.  Car batteries, wet batteries, or any other spillable batteries not allowed in either carry-on and checked baggage (unless they are being used to power a wheelchair).


Firearms are NOT allowed in carry-on luggage, EVER.  If you are bringing a gun, see our guide to traveling with a firearm.

What Size Carry-on Bag Am I Allowed To Bring on A Plane?

Read our guide on carry on luggage size or, for specific luggage, visit this page on Amazon for TSA Approved Travel Luggage.

What’s Allowed in Your Checked Bag?

Obviously if you’re going to be gone for a while, you want your own full size bottles of shampoo and body wash. You probably know that these have to go in your checked bag, but what of products that aren’t related to personal care, such as the aforementioned bottle of scotch?

The TSA has very clearly defined rules when it comes to the transporting of alcohol on a flight. If the alcohol content is greater than 70 percent (140 proof) then it is not allowed on the plane at all. If it is between 24 percent and 70 percent, you are allowed to pack five liters worth of alcohol in your checked bag. Mini bottles are usually 1.7 ounces, and you are allowed to carry those on the plane so long as they are all in one quart-size zip top bag. The bottle must be unopened, and If it’s less than 24 percent, then it’s not subject to any hazardous materials restrictions. You are not allowed to drink alcohol that you bring on the plane, so if you want to get your drink on, you are going to have to push the call button for the flight attendant.

When it comes to firearms and ammunition, they are only allowed in checked baggage. The gun must be unloaded and locked in a hard container, and the ammunition to be securely locked as well. The only thing you’re allowed to carry on is the key to these containers, and a rifle scope should it be necessary.

What If You’re Traveling With a Pet?

If you’re someone who just can’t leave home without Fido or Fluffy, then it’s important to know that different airlines have different rules regarding traveling with pets. For example, Southwest requires that your pet be under a certain weight and be able to fit (and stay) in a carrier for the duration of the flight. This costs $95 each way, and they do not allow for pets to be “stowed.” There are numerous safety issues for you to consider when bringing your furry rugrats on a flight.

Other domestic airlines such as Delta, American and United all have the same rules. There is a weight limit for animals to be brought into the cabin, but they do allow larger dogs to fly in a crate in the cargo area, which costs $125 either way.

Any of these pet carriers should work for most airlines, but check the size restrictions just to be sure.

Due to the press coverage of airline’s losing pets, they now offer the ability to track your pet throughout the duration of the trip. For stipulations on service animals and whether a veterinarian’s note is required, check your airline’s information page. Most will require at least 48 hours notice, or for you to mention it when booking your ticket if you wish to bring on a service animal.

Above all else, and you probably don’t need us to tell you as you likely already learned this from Russel Crowe, but do not try to bring your hoverboard on your flight. It well not end well.

TSA Prohibited Items in 2023

There is a pretty substantial list of items that are never allowed through security or on a commercial aircraft.  The TSA maintains a “prohibited item list”.  Here are the items not allowed as checked bags or carry-ons:

  • Alcoholic beverages over 140 proof
  • Arc Lighters, Plasma Lighters, Electronic Lighters, E-Lighters
  • Bang Snaps
  • Bear Bangers
  • Bear spray
  • Blasting Caps
  • Butane
  • Butane Curling Irons (cordless)
  • Chlorine for Pools and Spas
  • CO2 Cartridge
  • Cooking spray
  • Curling Iron (cordless)
  • Dynamite
  • Electronic Cigarettes and Vaping Devices
  • Engine-powered Equipment with Residual Fuel
  • Engines and Engine-powered Equipment with Residual Fuel
  • English Christmas Crackers
  • Fertilizer
  • Fire Extinguishers and Other Compressed Gas Cylinders
  • Firecracker
  • Fireworks
  • Flammable Liquid, Gel, or Aerosol Paint
  • Flammable Paints
  • Flare Guns
  • Flares
  • Fuel Cells Used to Power Portable Electronic Devices and Spare Fuel Cell Cartridges (Flammable Gases or Water-Reactive Material)
  • Fuels
  • Gas Torches
  • Gasoline
  • Gun Lighters
  • Gun Powder
  • Hair Straightener, flat iron (cordless)
  • Hand Grenades
  • Lighter Fluid
  • Liquid Bleach
  • Lithium batteries with more than 100 watt hours
  • Lithium Battery Powered Lighters
  • Live Coral
  • Live Fish
  • Medical Devices
  • Medically Necessary Personal Oxygen
  • Party Poppers
  • Power Banks
  • Power Charger
  • Propane
  • Realistic Replicas of Explosives
  • Realistic Replicas of Incendiaries
  • Recreational Oxygen
  • Rocket Launcher
  • Safety Matches
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 7
  • Small Compressed Gas Cartridges
  • Sparklers
  • Spillable Batteries
  • Spray Paint
  • Spray Starch
  • Strike-anywhere Matches
  • Tear Gas
  • Torch Lighters
  • Turpentine and Paint Thinner
  • Vehicle Airbags
  • Weather Barometer or Thermometer (Mercury)

Other Items Allowed as either Carry-on or Checked:

  • Electronic Cigarettes (E-Cigs) and Vaping Devices: Carry-on Only
  • Lighters: Carry-on Only (Ok in checked bags if they are empty)
  • Axes and Hatchets: Checked Only
  • Drills and Drill Bits: Checked Only
  • Saws (handsaws or power saws): Checked Only
  • Tools under 7 inches in length (including wrenches, screwdrivers, and plies): Checked AND Carry-on OK
  • Tools Over 7 inches in length (including wrenches, screwdrivers, and plies): Checked Only
  • Baseball Bats: Checked Only
  • Bow and Arrow: Checked Only
  • Golf Clubs: Checked Only
  • Hockey Sticks and Lacrosse Sticks: Checked Only
  • Ice Skates and Roller Blades: Checked AND Carry-on OK
  • Ski Poles: Checked Only
  • Spear Guns: Checked Only
  • Box Cutters: Checked Only
  • Knives: Checked Only
  • Scissors: Checked Only
  • Any type of Sword or thrusting Weapon: Checked Only
  • Brass Knuckles: Checked Only
  • Mace, Pepper Spray or other Self Defense Spray: Checked Only
  • Stun Gun or Taser: Checked Only
  • Firearms and ammunition: Checked Only (for more detailed information on firearms, go to our firearm information page)

*The final authority on any item rests with the TSA Officer, so your mileage may vary.


  1. Am I allowed to bring a travel-sized, electric mini fridge onto a plane in my carry-on bag?

    • It is generally not allowed to bring a trailer hitch as carry-on luggage on a plane. Trailer hitches are typically considered to be large, heavy, and potentially hazardous items, and as such, they are not typically allowed on board the aircraft. Instead, you will need to check your trailer hitch as checked baggage. Keep in mind that each airline has its own specific rules and regulations regarding what can and cannot be brought on board an aircraft as carry-on luggage, and you should check with your airline for more information. Additionally, you should be prepared to properly secure and protect your trailer hitch when checking it as baggage, as it may be subject to rough handling during transport.

  2. I am Type 1 diabetic and I frequently have very low blood glucose levels. The quickest way to raise my blood sugar is drinking 4 oz. strawberry milk and eating peanut butter butter for the protein. Can this be allowed in my carry-on?

    • Depends on the gate agent. Consider alternatives. Hard candy, raisins, glucose tabs. The TSA gate agent might allow you to bring your items through security but have alternatives handy in case they don’t allow it. Additionally, keep a TSA disability notification card on you, this might help get your milk through security. Print out a copy, which you can get here:

  3. Can I bring an old oil can that is decorative only in my carry on bag?

  4. Hello, Can I carry disassembled guitar in my hand luggage. Dimensions and weight of my hand luggage don’t go over permited.

  5. If im traveling from another country, can i enter to the usa with my frozen breastmilk?

    • Hi Daniela, yes. TSA allows frozen breast milk to be brought in your carry-on bag and it is exempt from the 3.4 ounce liquids rule. Just be aware that if the milk is partially frozen or is slushy, additional screening may be required. Be aware however that the guidelines do not state a specific amount, the official documentation simply says a “reasonable amount” of pumped milk in your carry-on is allowed. This leaves some discretion to the individual TSA officer. In the event you do experience any problems or encounter an uninformed TSA agent, we recommend calling TSA directly. Their phone number is 1-866-289-9673.

      FYI, here is a short video with some additional tips for traveling with infant care items.

  6. Can I bring a foam roller 13 inches long ( the vibrating kind) in my carry on? The lithium battery is less than 100WH but I prefer not to check it in as checked baggage/

  7. Is CBD oil (from hemp), made commercially, allowed in checked baggage on international flights e.g. from U.S. to Australia and New Zealand and back to U.S. ?

  8. Hello,
    Can I carry on a small percussion carrying case containing various soft brush drum sticks, soft bamboo drum sticks, and cymbal mallets?


  9. what’s the max size of luggage allowed as hand-carried luggage inside the plane?

    • Actually this depends on the specific airline. Check their website for the specifics!

  10. Am I allowed to bring a tube of lipstick in my carry-on bag?

    • If it’s empty, yes. If it’s filled with liquid, no.

  11. My husband uses a Cpap and wants to know if he may carry distilled water in a quart container — to get him through the first 2 nights — in his checked luggage?

    Thanks Ricci Dawson

  12. My husband has been deported to Haiti they have no insulin there can I send insulin in the suitcase checked to him?

    • I would check with U.S. Customs as well as those within Haiti.

  13. Can I bri g small tin cans of food in my carry on bag? Not for on board consumption.

  14. I travel often to different farms. I need to carry animal vaccinations(purchased at farm stores) and needles/syringes.
    Of course they would not be allowed on carry on. But would they be allowed on checked luggage?

    Thank you.

  15. May I carry on Boxed baking powders like cake mixes, muffin mixes, brownie mixes? They are gifts and need to know. If I can check them great if I can carry them on..great if not, I’ll have to leave them in a locker when we get to the airport. ha

  16. Can a bring a small present for my grandchild of a plastic bowl, with matching plastic spoon and drinking cup? It’s small enough to fit in my bag.

  17. Can I bring a Mac mini with me on board, plus a laptop ? Thanks.

  18. Cani I take canned boiled peanuts ,canned pumpkin , canned milk. What about I-pads n cellphones.
    Going to New Hampshire on American airlines

  19. Going to Hawaii over Christmas Holiday. Would like to bring a gift from my area to give to hotel maid (e.g., blueberry jam or maple syrup). Can I bring this in checked baggage? Is there a quantity (how many ounces)? I know I can’t bring fresh fruit into Hawaii, but can I bring the blueberry/fruit jam or jelly?

  20. Can I carry a 3 Amp hour lithium ion 20v battery which comes with battery powered grass cutters?
    Do I need to carry in the hand bag or I can checked in along with the grass cutter?

  21. Can I bring a curling wand and straightening iron as cary-on? And will customs in central American countries allow it through as well?

  22. Can I carry a 50ml 1.7 fl oz cologne in its original bottle and vitamins in my carry on luggage?

  23. I have some candles in glass jars with metal lids to take to Wisconsin for my children for christmas. Can these be carried on or need to be checked.

  24. I have a small electric pot that I use to heat up water for tea. It fits into my carry-on. Will it pass through TSA ok? Thank you!

  25. Are there any regulations on container size for protein powder? I am guessing not as I did not see any, but wanted to be certain before having to throw away expensive meal replacers…

  26. I would like to know if I may bring homemade cookies in my carry on bag? We will be leaving on May 4th with United Airlines to Switzerland & it’s going to be a long flight, I hope I can.

  27. can i take frozen fish in a vacuum sealed bag in my carry on?

    • It should not be an issue. Unless the ice melts and creates a liquid in excess of 3.4 ounces.

  28. Can I bring a toilet tree bag? All of the items that are inside are under 3.4 oz.

  29. Can I put containers of 3.4oz or less of toiletries in a quart baggies in my CHECKED luggage?

  30. Can I have my yet to 32ounce drinking mug on and packed empty. And I have a electric razor no batteries. And a regular size bar of soap and deodorant

  31. I’m moving and was wondering if I can take my PlayStation 4, will be permitted as a carry on?

    • You may be asked to take it out and power it on, but yes, you can bring it.

  32. My husband and I will be traveling to Japan in a few weeks. Can we take our medications in a weekly dispenser or do they need to be in original prescription bottles?

    • You should be fine in a weekly dispenser, but I would bring a copy of the prescription just in case.

  33. Will I be able to bring hygiene grooming kits in carry on baggage.

    • As long as the contents adhere to the liquids and prohibited item lists.

  34. It said lighters (such as Zippo lighters I’m assuming) are allowed in your carry-on only. However last time I flew (in 2008) they dug into my carry-on and confiscated a old, rare Zippo my father gave me! Are these lighters allowed in my carry on?

    • You are allowed 1 zippo lighter (but no torch lighters). However, the ultimate decision rests with the individual TSA officer. Extra fuel is never allowed.

  35. Am I allowed to bring a non disposable water bottle in my carry on as long as it is empty while going through security? And I’m checking 3 bags so I was wondering if it is required that I have locks on all of them.

    • You may bring an empty bottle in then fill it up at a fountain inside the terminal. Locks are not required, but if you have them they must be TSA approved.

  36. I am currently taking a medical class, with provided equipment… Ex: Stethoscope, Reflex Hammer, Otoscope, Thermometer, Gloves, etc… Would I be able to take when traveling? If so, which bag?

  37. How many 1quart zip bags can I bring in my carry on if they are liquid vitamin, or herbal supplements?

  38. Can I bring a small bottle of fruit wine?
    (Malaysia Airlines)

  39. I am a minister and traveling tomorrow,Friday, with aluminum communion trays, are they allowed in my carry on.

  40. How about a staple gun with no staples or can you bring staples

    • You should be able to check a staple gun, but you cannot bring it in your carry on.

  41. Are game systems such as Xbox, Playstation, or Wii U are allowed to carry on? Or even a handheld game?

    • Yes. But bring the power cord in case they ask you to power it up.

  42. CAN I BRING(CHECKED BAGGAGE) A BRAND NEW / UNOPENED LAWN MOWER? the weight and size of the box is within the allowed limit…it will be an international flight…

    • If it fits the weight and size limit. I would contact your airline though.

  43. I am traveling from California to Texas, will I be able to carry on (pinecones)?

  44. I would like to bring back a wooden carved gift as checked luggage. It would be in a wooden crate and meets the size criteria for United but it has been fitted into it as it is fragile and then screwed down. Would this be opened and if so would the TSA close it again using the screws?

  45. Hello again,
    I have friends who want pepper spray, because they live in a bad area and they can’t get it over there. They are under the 3.4 oz limit. How many can I bring ? This of course would remain in my checked luggage (the one that goes beneath the plane not with me in the cabin area). I have 6 friends…Would the TSA remove it? Another piece of info, I will be going thru 4 different airports for my final destination of Guatemala (not sure if that helps).


  46. Is there a limit on the number of packages of regular cigarettes I can take on my carry on?

    • Not within reason. I.E. if you have 20 cartons of cigarettes, you may have a problem. A few should not be an issue.

  47. Can I bring Tumeric powder on carry on baggage.
    Numeric is condiment in a 2.38 oz bottle.
    Orange in color.

    • Yes, but you may have to explain it and officers may test it. Ultimately, if they aren’t comfortable with it, they may ask you to discard it.

  48. Can I bring Sealed fishing lures still in package in my carry-on ?

      • Butane lighters are not allowed on board. You can however, check them in a special case.

  49. When packing medication, does it have to be in the original prescription bottles or is it ok to put them into a weekly pill saver?

  50. I am flying on Spirit toLAX from Cleveland for Thanksgiving. I want to take a 10#fried turkey. I am only carrying a personal bag is the turkey allowed in a plastic bag or do i need to put it in my personal bag/

    • I would check with Spirit Airlines. While you will be allowed to bring it through security, they may or may not allow it on the airline. Also, Spirit will most likely charge you to bring it on.

  51. I have sterling silver flatware that I want to give to my son, no sharp knives, just butter knives. May I bring them on the plane as carry-on

  52. Am I allowed to bring a synthetic blend oil for my chain saw? (If so, how many, size)

  53. I will be flying with American Airlines this Sunday. I was wondering can I bring kitchen utensils made of steel in my carry on? like a steel bowl?

    • Bowls should be fine, but any cutlery or flatware should be checked.

  54. I save pocket change so I can give it to my grand daughter for her piggy bank – all told it will be about the size of a grapefruit – can I carry on that?

  55. Hi I’m traveling to Ecuador. I’m an alternative practitioner and would like to carry a dozen or so crystals. My concern is more that when I leave the country they might think I’m taking illegally acquired goods. Is there some documentation I can bring so that it’s ok?

    • Mike, you may need to contact US Border Patrol and Customs and ask that question specifically.

  56. I have a small plastic container with Shea butter. It is an unmarked container. I’m not sure how much it contains. I’m traveling international soon and wonder if u can take it either checked or carry on. I also have a larger container of coconut oil. It is marked but if the temperature drops it could melt. How should I be able to bring it?

    • I would put them both in checked luggage. As you said, if it is melting it will not be allowed through. Same thing with the Shea butter.

    • I don’t see anything specifically against them, but remember that you may be asked to dispose of them.

  57. We are taking American Airlines from Florida and then going to port for a cruise, can we bring 2 cases of baby formula for a 6 month old on plane, and can we bring 2 cartons (10 pack) of juice for 2 kids that are 2yrs old.? G

    • Baby formula will be allowed in carry-ons. The juice will need to be checked.

  58. I am traveling to Texas to pick up a brand new truck, Am I allowed to take license plates on board as carry on luggage

  59. I have a personal piercing will it bean issue going through security. Thanks.

    • You may be able to go through the scanners without setting them off, however, you should plan extra time just in case. You may be asked to remove it, however, as of March 2008, a passenger has the option to request a visual inspection in lieu of removing body jewelry (in a private room with an officer of your gender). Also, don’t wear any spikes as they may be confiscated as weapons.

  60. Can I bring fresh egg from US Airport to my country. Because I really want to have American baby chicks

    • While you can bring eggs on a plane, I don’t think you will be allowed to bring them through customs.

  61. Can i bring a carry on bag, a small purse, and a backpack that can fit under the seat?

    • That is going to depend on your airline. It won’t be an issue through security. I would recommend having room in the back pack to stuff the purse if they ask.

  62. Can I bring my Samsung Galaxy note 7 on the plane? It would be off and not charging.

    • No, it is now a Federal crime to bring a Galaxy Note 7 on an airplane. Contact your provider to get a new phone. That thing is dangerous.

  63. Can I take Nintendo game system in luggage on southwest

    • As long as it fits in the bag. You may be required to power it on.

  64. Am I allowed to bring an empty glass/reusable water bottle in my carry on?

  65. could I carry on a bowling ball and shoes in a single ball bag?

  66. Can u carry a small amount of pot. Say a pill bottle size….leaving California to vegas

    • If you have a medical marijuana card, you may be able to bring it. However, TSA officers are required to alert the authorities about it. They are a federal agency and marijuana is illegal under federal law. I would contact the local police departments to let them know you are coming. If it is for recreational use, I would not recommend bringing it at all.

  67. Can I pack my clothes in space saver bag’s to save room in my suitcase?

  68. will I be allowed to fly if I have my paper permit & my expired license?

    • You will be able to fly, but you need to budget extra time in. You may have to answer additional questions to confirm your identity.

  69. My son will be returning to the States from Tokyo and would like to bring back a chef’s knife in his checked luggage. Will this present a security issue at Customs or anywhere along the way? I’ve advised him to check w/the airline as well.

    • It should be fine in checked luggage, just don’t accidentally put it in your carry on.

  70. My mother wants to bring Greek wedding cookies on the plane for my
    cousin’s reception in Denver, about 2 cake boxes of cookies. Will she
    be allowed to carry them on?

    • Christ, it depends on how large. I would contact your airline with the dimensions. They may count as her caryyon.

  71. Can I carry on handy blender so that I can make smoothie in hotel? The blades(maybe 1.5″ long)are not that sharp and can come apart from the main body. Thank you.

    • Blender blades should be checked. Do not try to carry them on. You may be able to carry on the base however.

  72. Can I bring a 40 x 15″ key board in its bag on the plane.?

    • 40 inches is likely far too large to cary on. You would have to check it.

  73. And a flat head screw driver and phillips head screwdriver, i want to bring the first comment and this on on board

  74. can i bring shark repelant , its a solid like soap on a rope, and needle nose plyres and soccors

  75. Could I bring my mac mini, keyboard, and monitor in my carry on?? would it take me a lot longer to get through security if I did?? First time flyer here, I need to take my desktop with me, and it fits in my approved size carry-on. I just don’t want it to cause any issues especially since I have a short layover for a connecting flight.

    • Those should be fine Rachel. You may be asked to power the device on however.

  76. Can I bring gluten free food items such as bread, crackers and nuts (packed in plastic bags) in my carry on? Can I also pack those items in my checked bag?

    • Yes, as long as their are no liquids being carried on. All are also fine in checked.

  77. My husband sent me a dozen roses to the hotel I’m staying for out anniversary, however, I hate to leave them. Can they be carried on? Do they need to be boxed?

    • If they are in a bouquet, it should be fine as long as there is no water. A box would be ideal to protect them.

    • Small tackle is ok, but large deep sea fishing hooks should be checked.

      • So im alowed 1 carry on bag and my computer bag? and how much can my computer and its case weigh and can i put other items in with my computer? And catfish hooks should be fine and my lead weights?

  78. Can i bring a gps and locater beacon on my carry on and fishing stuff

    • Fishing gear should be fine through security, provided you don’t have any large deep sea style hooks. If you plan to carry on fishing gear, I recommend you check with your airline as well.

  79. Is it ok to carry on spare batteries for my cellphone? If so, how many are allowed?

    • It depends on the size of the battery, but they must be carried with you rather than checked.

  80. How about a small collapsible, metal music stand? I’m a traveling cellist

    • Unless it has spiked feet, it should be fine to bring as long as it meets the size requirements.

  81. My son wants me to bring his X-box to him, it has it’s own back back that contains the wire connections, controllers, remote camera. Can I carry the unit onto a plane for a cross country flight

    • I would carry it on. You may be subject to additional screening and they may ask you to plug it in and prove that it powers on.

    • It depends on the size. I wouldn’t try wearing it through security.

  82. I’m going across state for a while, I don’t really know much about flying. I want to take my hair straightener and make up, but they’re all more than 4 oz. What exactly can I all take?

    • Make up is typically exempt from the 3-1-1 rule. Straightener is fine, depending upon what you are bringing you may or may not be able to carry them on in more than 3 ounce quantities.

  83. Can l bring frozen food that is properly wrapped in my carry-on if my flight is only 2 hours long on United Airlines?

  84. I have a prescription tube of ointmemt, 120 grams, about the size of a tube of toothpaste. Can I put in my carry on? How about my 3.4 ounce of secret solid deodorant?

  85. I have ham radio equipment that will fit in a carry on case. Is there any problem with taking as carry on, and anything special i should do.

  86. I’m considering buying an aluminum carry on to carry my professional camera equipment and lenses. Can this go through the x-ray machine OK?

    • If the bag blocks the scan, it will trigger a manual check, which, if you have camera equipment will likely happen anyway.

  87. Dear tsa,
    Can I bring 2 two pound of cheeses in a checked in luggage and one electricity foot massager 11x9x4 with the original box for carry-on.
    Thank you!

  88. May I bring a blood pressure monitor in my carry on luggage?

  89. I am flying with Southwest tomorrow, and I have 3 small pins (two are 1″ circle pins, and one is a breast cancer ribbon held on with a safety pin that is 1″ in length) on my backpack that I am using as a carry on. Can I leave these on my backpack, or should I leave them at home?

  90. Hi I have severe back issues and require a toileting aid device. Made of plastic. About 12 inches long and angled approx 90 deg at midpoint. It’s made by Maddak, inc. Do you think this would be allowed through in carry on? It’s only a 36-40 hr round trip so was trying to avoid checked bags. Thanks for your help.

    • You will be able to. I don’t think it would be an issue anyway, but the TSA allows most medically necessary devices.

  91. Can i bring two jars of jelly and two 10oz bottles of cooking sauce in my checked luggage?

  92. 1. Can I pack an electric wax candle warmer for fragrance in my checked bag luggage for under the plane? (It is a not a plug in socket warmer, but more like a small crockpot type of candle warmer)
    2. Can I pack a travel book safe with lock in my checked bag luggage for under the plane?

  93. Do I have to put my daily contact lenses in the quart size bag? Or can I just pack them in my carry on?

    • Your daily lenses should be fine. If you bring a bottle of solution, check it or invest in travel sizes.

  94. I’ll be flying out Monday, can I carry on 2.5 fl oz of hand gel and 3.4 fl oz hand lotion?

    • Unfortunately, no Shamika. These items must adhere to the 3-1-1 rule.

  95. We manufacture a dry bilge vacuum system for boats. It has a small hollow PVC collection chamber along with a PLC inside a common plastic box that is screwed closed with a lid. What this might look like when going through X-ray I have no clue. We plan on taking several copies with us on a flight to the next boat show and plan it for checked luggage or a checked box. No batteries or built in power supply so they can’t be operated unless 12 volt DC power is applied from an external source. Should I have any concerns with checking these items?

    • You shouldn’t have any issues with checking those items from a security standpoint, but I would contact your airline just in case.

    • They should be allowed, but be sure they don’t have any sharp or spiked ends.

  96. Thank you for the helpful tips! on In the carry on I am assuming is ok, Hair dryer and straightener correct?
    Also can: Lipstick/chopstick, solid deodorant and disposable razors not be in the quart sized bag? or does any of those apply.


    • All of those items are allowed and do not require any special packing.

  97. I have 6 custom mugs in Styrofoam boxes, packed in a cardboard box that fit in a suitcase. I would like to check the suitcase with the box etal. (most secure for the mugs). Will the box/Styrofoam be an issue in a checked bag?

  98. is play-doh in.1oz containers allowed on board or underneth

    • As long as there is no liquid in it and it conforms to the carry-on size policy of your airline.

  99. I’d like to bring a Blendtec Connoisseur 825 Commercial Blender that weighs 10kg from the United Kingdom to Jamaica in the Caribbean, can I take it in my carry on hand luggage and store in an overhead compartment or will I have to check this in? I’m flying with British Airways.

    I fly on the 10th October 2016 so would very much appreciate a response.

    • Elaine, the blender will be allowed in checked luggage, you will not be able to bring it onboard.

  100. Can I pack a hairdryer in my carry one luggage? Also what about mascara and face makeup? Thanks in advance 🙂

    • All of these items are allowed. Makeup is excluded from the 3-1-1 rule, unless you plan to bring an abnormally large amount.

  101. Can I bring several (10) 7oz containers of a non-liquid salt/ spice blend (steak rub) in my carry on luggage?

    • Yes, unless they are massive ankle weights. Either bag should be fine.

  102. Can I put in checked luggage a 1 or 2 liter bottle of diet tonic? Where we are going does not have DIET!

    • In checked luggage, yes. Just be sure to have it contained in a leakproof bag.

  103. Can we carry on a T.E.N.S. unit?? Electronic device that helps with chronic pain control.

    • Yes, Cindy. They are specifically mentioned by the TSA as allowed. However, they are not an everyday item so expect a certain level of confusion/delay until it’s worked out. Shouldn’t be long, but may take a few minutes.

  104. Can I bring three one-pound boxes of wrapped chocolates in my carry-on?

  105. I have a heart pacemaker, I know I need to show the id card, do I need anything else?Also traveling with 6 and 8 year old, can they bring their backpack with their kindle and tablet? What about crayons and books?

    • All of those items are allowed in carry-on luggage, Darlene. Nothing else for pacemaker.

  106. Can I carry my tsa bag and my makeup bag in my personal item and not my carry on suitcase?

  107. Can I take GPS & car chargers for it & other phones in carry on bags? How about apples or vegetables? Thank you

    • All of those should be fine. Several phones in one bag may flag you for secondary screening, but should be allowed.

  108. I home can pickles, relish & jams. If the jars are packaged in leak proof containers & bubble wrapped can I put these into my checked baggage?

  109. My husband is taking flor-essence herbal tea which is controlling his prostate cancer. Can he bring a litre of it in a glass bottle either in his carry-on or well-wrapped and insulated in his checked luggage?

    • If you have a doctor’s note or prescription for the tea you may be able to carry it on, otherwise you’ll have to check it.

  110. I am going to a conference in DC and have to hang a poster. Can I carry on a pack of push pins.

  111. I will be traveling to Asia for one month. Can I bring 8oz shampoo?

  112. I’m going to be taking a glass bead class this winter and will need to bring my tools with me. I’m bringing hemostats, mandrels, and of course glass rods in plastic tubes. Will I have any problems with bringing any of that with me?

    • Addiea, if any of your tools are over 7 inches in length, they must be checked and will NOT be allowed in carry-on luggage.

  113. Can I bring my favorite cereal in my suitcase? In my carry-on bag? Thanks!

    • Yes, but leave the milk at home (or buy it after security check).

  114. Can I take and use a bone-growth stimulator for my post-operative back?

    • You should be fine bringing a medical device like this, provided it is not huge. I would call your airline to double check.

  115. Flying American Airlines ina day or so. I have a combo of walking sticks and tripods in a bag. Virgin, Alaskan,Olympic and british Airways always let me bring teh bag as a carry on as “medical device”.Been on hold with American Airlines for 2 hours and 40 minutes. The prompt that says..”tap any digit and we will call you back…isn’t working”. I cannot get an answer to whether if needs must-I can check a rolling duffle with these longer items. Plus I have NO seta assigment for my second lfight of 3. Never flwon American…not feeling too happy about it! Thanks for any and all advice! Lizzy

    • That sounds frustrating Lizzy. Odds are, if you have been able to carry them on before, you should be fine. Since they are medical devices, they should be allowed through security. If you don’t mind checking the bag, it may save you some stress. I wish I could help you with your seat assignments but that is up to AA. Good Luck.

    • Shampoo must be in 3.4 ounce bottles or less. Aerosol hairspray and mousse are exempt from the aerosol ban and should be allowed. Just don’t bring a whole bag full.

  116. does anyone know if i canbring my home oxygen concentrator on board in my carry on.

    • Only certain models are allowed and you may be required to give at least 2 days advanced notice to your airline. Contact them about it asap.

    • You have to take them out during the security check and power them on. Make sure they have some juice.

  117. Traveling from US to the UK. is a power converter allowed in carry on or checked.

  118. I have more than 1 personal item, such as laptop and nikon camera with their cases plus a backpack and the carry on suitcase. Do I need to stuff it all (laptop and nikon) into the backpack? It won’t fit

    • Typically airlines are likely to be lax on this, but they – in theory – could charge you or require you to check you backpack or your other carry-on (especially if the plane is very full and you are running late).

  119. I am Traveling with Southwest Air, can I place a chrome book in my carry-on? I will also be bringing an iPad along in a personal item bag is that ok?

    • Yes, those devices are allowed on the plane. You will be required to power the chrome book on through security.

  120. Can I bring a 42 inch poster in a tube on board and check with pink tag?

    • This may be too large for a carry-on. Contact your individual airline, this is less of an airport security issue.

  121. A friend of mine wants 4 electronic sonic noise emitters (repels dogs supposedly and want to keep one for himself and sell the others), Would I be able to bring them on my carry on bag with no batteries?

    • As long as they are not in use during the flight, I don’t see any regulations against them. However, if they look suspicious the individual TSA agent has the final say.

  122. Can a person carry on a backpack with an internal “U”, 1/4″ diameter, shaped frame made of Delrin material on International flights?

  123. Can a person carry on a backpack with an internal delrin “U” frame through security?

  124. Is a small electric air (not gas) compressor with the pressure valve in the open position allowed?

    • It’s allowed in checked luggage if it is in the open position (again no gas compressors allowed). However, it may be easily broken, so the risk is up to you.

  125. Can you carry a tiny file, with sissers and knife 1 inch long by 1/4 ” wide. It’s a keychain nail set. I usually keep it in my makeup case. I use to carry a tiny 2.5 centimeter knife in my purse carry on for years then last time they took it. I thought the rule had changed if it was small. I travel a lot and use this item a lot. Thanks for any input..

    • Scissors under 4 inches are allowed, but knives of any kind are not.

  126. I need to bring fondant and tools to decorate a cake. Can that be packed in the original container (2lbs) in my checked bag? Can I carry already made fondant flowers in my carry on bag? Atlanta to San Antonio.

  127. Hi, I have a standard size set of Remmington brand hair clippers like you might see a barber using to cut hair. Am I allowed to bring these clippers on board the plane in my carry on bag?

  128. One more question… I have a Polaroid portable phone charger (battery pack). The specs on it say: Capacity 6000mAh; Input DC 5V 800mA; Output 1: DC 5V 1000mA; Output 2: DC 5V 2000mA. Can I bring this in my carry on?

  129. May I bring an open roll of aluminum foil in my carry on?

  130. Can i bring an air mattress with built in air pump on AA as a carry on? it’s a twins size but heavy.

  131. Can I bring an aerosol can of cornstarch to iron clothes? 20oz heavy starch. Its a used bottle.Can I carry a purse ? Can I bring Aveno lotion ? this is an 18oz bottle of Aveno. I would like to take my travel sz travel cup for coffee. Is that allowed?

    • No on the aerosol, yes on the purse, no on the lotion, yes on the cup if it is empty.

  132. Can I bring night time cold and flu relief, 48 soft gels, liquid filled capsules?This is an unopened box.

  133. Hi, my name is Janet.Iam flying on Delta ,and leaving Saturday afternoon. I would like to know if I can bring a 12 pk cans of Gingerale?If you can respond…ASAP, I would really appreciate it. Thank you!

  134. Can a bring a Dermawand electric radio frequency facial device in my carry-on bag?

  135. N I will be leaving Saturday nite,so if u can respond asap,I would really appreciate it. I’ve never flown before so I’m a Lil nervous. Thank you so much..teri

  136. Can I take one canister of powdered folders’s 16oz (1lb).also can I take 1 bottle of aerosol hairspray..its7 oz? Also hair gel that is a cream an its5.9fl.oz. I’m flying delta

    • Teri, you can bring all those things, just not in your carry-on luggage. The powdered cappuccino should be fine, but all the other things are in too large quantity to be carried on and must be checked.

    • Yes Matthew, just don’t try and smoke them on the plane 🙂

  137. Can I take one canister of powdered folders’s 16oz (1lb)

  138. Can I check my glass torch for my artwork? There is no gas, just the torch.

    • You should be able to check it. Just make sure there is no gas, and your bag may be subject to increased scrutiny.

  139. I am traveling alone with my 3 year and am wondering if I can bring a collapsible wagon to help carry him and his car seat? It folds down to 6 inches wide and I was going to gate check it not carry it on board. TIA

    • I would imagine they would treat that just like a stroller. I would contact your airline to make sure they allow it to be gate checked, but you will have no issues going through security.

  140. How about film. It cant be xrayed. how would i explain this to agents

    • Film is allowed but must be carried on. If you are transporting high speed (800 ISO and higher) or specialty film, you may request to have it physically inspected when presented at the screening checkpoint instead of undergoing x-ray screening. You may also request that all of your undeveloped film be physically inspected instead of undergoing x-ray, particularly if your film has or may be screened by x-ray more than five times. To facilitate physical inspection, remove your undeveloped film from the canister and pack it in a clear plastic bag. We recommend leaving your film in the unopened manufacturer’s packaging.

  141. Can I carry a pillow in my check in luggage? Approx dimensions 20in (L) x 12in (W) x 2in (H)

    • Yes Shanta, a fabric steamer is allowed in carry-on or checked luggage as long as there is no liquid inside.

  142. My husband and I take Metamucil (powdered, 30.4 ounce container) – is an open container allowed in carry on?

  143. Flying from POS Trinidad to Ft Lauderdale, can I bring nail guns in my checked bag? They use a compressor ( not coming)to operate, no fuel cells.

  144. Can I check a ceiling fan motor or a chandelier if they meet size and weight requirements?

    • You should be fine Ralph, however, keep in mind the final decision rests with the TSA crew that day.

  145. I’m i able to take children and adult Tylenol in my carry on or my personal bag? Can a backpack be my personal bag? I’m flying Southwest Airlines

  146. Can I carry on a compact camp chair? The dimensions are 14 × 6 × 4 inches and it easily fits in my carry-on backpack. The aluminum poles have no sharp edges and the feet have a rounded plastic tip.

  147. We fly out tomorrow morning. So please answer my qustion tonight re: whether the bipap machine is considered one of his carryons. Thank you.

    • Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, a CPAP (of BiPap) machine is not considered carry-on luggage and does not count toward your carry-on quota.

  148. My husband has sleep apnea. Does his bipap machine count as one of his carryons?

    • Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, a CPAP machine is not considered carry-on luggage and does not count toward your carry-on quota.

  149. Hi..I never flew..this is my first time. .I’m nervous about do and don’t. .how many pieces of luggage can I bring, can I put my clothing inside a vacuum bag all sealed up, I have a gift in the original box it’s men cologne 4.2 Oz and I smoke cigarettes how many loose packs can I bring and use lighters and do my deodorant,toothpaste, and mouthwash has to be in a quart bag

    • Renee, you’ll have to do the research based on your airline for luggage limits. The Cologne will have to be checked as it exceeds the 3-1-1 limit. Yes, all those toiletries must be in a ziptop quart bag and adhere to the 3-1-1 rule. You may bring 1 lighter on (do not check any).

  150. On 10th of October we are travelling from the Netherlands via Philadelphia to Denver.
    I am on a diet. Is it allowed to put in your suitcase the shake from Herbalife and my supplement with vitamin C, green tea and yerba maté?
    My husband wants to take his drone on vacation (type DJI Phantom 2 Vision plus). He has a special case for it. For the batteries he will use also special bags so called lipo bags. Is it allowed to take the drone on the plane as carry-on luggage?
    Thank you in advance for your reply.

    • If the shake is liquid and you plan to bring it as a carry-on, it must meet the 3-1-1 liquids rule. Otherwise, it should be fine in checked baggage. For the drone, the LiPo batteries MUST be carried on, they can not be placed in checked luggage. You can bring the drone in it’s case provided that it adheres to the carry-on baggage requirements.

      • Can i bring Ion semi permanent creme hair dye in my carry on? It is 2.05oz

        • It shouldn’t be a problem Krystal. Just make sure to have it in a ziptop plastic bag.

  151. Can I bring a small personal sized electric blender on spirit airlines?

    • Spirit charges for everything you bring on the plane, but if it fits in your carry-on bag it should be fine. I would check with Spirit directly.

  152. We are going away for a week. Are we able to bring a full size can of suntan lotion in our carry on?

    • No. No matter the length of your trip, full-sized bottles of any liquid are prohibited. You’ll need to place them in your checked bag

  153. As a previous Delta airlines employee, am I allowed to carry handcuffs and bange on the A/C? I am now a corrections offer. Almost 15 years with Delta and 24 years in law enforcement. I am planning to go to at least one B-767 Captains retirement in a year or so to Atanta.

    • Handcuffs are allowed through security. I’m not sure what you mean by the rest of the comment however.

    • I would recommend that you leave them in the original bottles or bring documentation for them.

    • No. I am not about to bring all my individual pill bottles. I separate them out into their weekly dispenser, just like I do at home, and carry that in my purse (not my carry-on bag, my personal handbag). Never had a problem in 100s of flights since 2001.

  154. Can place an antique clock into my checked bag? I have wrapped the “dinger” so it won’t strike in flight.

    • You can bring a clock, it may be flagged for additional screening, however, and there is no guarantee it will not be damaged in transit.

  155. Can you bring a travel sized make up mirror in your carry on bag?

  156. Ice packs taken /ceased. Made Of gel, and NOT frozen. WHAT?
    Torn rotator cuff I explained .
    They were even wrapped with Ace wraps around ice pack..

    • Sue, I’m sorry to hear about that, but all ice packs and gels must be in a frozen state to pass through security. Any unfrozen liquids or gels will not be allowed through.

  157. can I bring ladies gel shaving crème in carry on, also what about vitamins etc do I have to take the bottles (they are big) or could I put them in a plastic bag..

    • Vitamins, provided they are not liquid, should be fine. You can bring shaving cream, but it must conform to the 3-1-1 liquids rule.

  158. I would like to carryon, in a cooler, a shrink wrapped package of spareribs, store packaged english muffins and store wrapped block of cheese. Are these items permitted?

  159. If I were to make a custom desktop computer or pc. Would I be allowed to bring it through if it is small enough.

  160. Hi, I will be checking in a box of frozen breast milk with dry-ice on my International flight with United. Can I check, besides frozen breast milk, can I also pack in other perishables like chocolates to fill up the empty spaces? Or can it only solely contain the FBM only? Thanks!

    • If you are checking it, you absolutely may put other perishables in it.

  161. I’m a type one diabetic and wear an insulin pump. I’m flying delta from atlant to Oklahoma . Will I be required to remove my pump while going through the scanner. Is it safe or not to put your pump through the scanner

    • Insalin pumps are allowed through security. It should be safe to run through the scanner, but you can request a hand check for you pump.

  162. I have 2 Hydro Flash water containers (made of Stainless-steel, double-wall vacuum construction) if they’re empty will I be able to put them on my carry on?

  163. Can I bring sugar cubes for my tea? A Swiss card (scissors, a little knife, nail filer, etc.)

    • Sugar cubes are fine, however knives of any length are not permitted.

  164. Should prescription pills (digestible capsules) be packed in a carry-on bag or a checked bag? As for non-prescription medications (non-liquid), can they be packed in a checked bag? How many clear, quart sized zip-loc bags for personal use be packed in a checked bag?

    • You can bring your medications on in your carry-on or checked luggage. Medication in liquid form is allowed in carry-on bags in excess of 3.4 ounces in reasonable quantities for the flight. It is not necessary to place medically required liquids in a zip-top bag. However, you must tell the officer that you have medically necessary liquids at the start of the screening checkpoint process. Medically required liquids will be subjected to additional screening that could include being asked to open the container.

  165. My family has severe food allergies so we always prepare our own food for trips. 7 years ago we were allowed to take a soft sided cooler with homemade, FROZEN meals (stews, spaghetti, pulled pork etc) from California to Maui. Is this still permitted by TSA or did we just get lucky with the screener back then.

    • Frozen items are allowed, as long as they stay frozen. You are allowed to use dry ice or ice/gel packs. If you have them backed with icepacks, the must be fully frozen – if they are slushey or partially defrosted, they must conform to the 3-1-1 liquids rule. You may pack up to 5 pounds of dry ice.

  166. I need to travel with a tens unit and wear pain patches. are either of these a problem?

    • Margaret, you should be fine, just be sure to let the screener know you have a medical device and or medication.

  167. Am I allowed to transport a tollway pass transponder, either in checked luggage or carry-on?

    • There should not be any problem with a tollway pass transponder.

  168. Are stitchery needles or crochet hooks allowed in carry on baggage? What about small scissors with blades less than two inches long?

    • All of those stitching accessories are allowed. Scissors under 4 inches are allowed.

  169. Just to be clear in my mind. Can I ship my Taser in my checked bag without a special case and do I need to pull the battery?

    • You may put a taser or stun gun in checked luggage. I would pull the battery just in case.

  170. Can I bring hiking poles in carry-on luggage? We have checked them before without a problem.

  171. Can I carry on rock climbing equipment? Harness, carabiners, cams, etc.?

    • Depends on the specific equipment but anything that can be used as a potential weapon you may be required to put in checked luggage.

  172. I’m planning on traveling to Australia to visit relative, can I check-in a home security wireless camera system?
    Thank you!

  173. Question: I will be traveling to Europe and need to bring my electronic blood pressure machine. It is small and doesn’t weigh much. I will carry the batteries separately.

  174. Hello, are prepackaged meals (ex. microwaveable beef ravioli, chicken and noodles, etc.) okay to take in carry-on luggage? These would be in a sealed container with the wrapper still on them, purchased directly from the grocery store. They don’t contain water and must be microwaved–they would be more of a solid food and not liquidy like salsa or yogurt. Please let me know as I’m not sure which category this type of meal would fall under. Thank you.

    • Yes Mrs. Scott, that would be allowed. As long as there is not more than 3.4 ounces of liquid in the package.

  175. I need to transport a portable sewing machine. Can I carry it on?

    • Yes, it is an approved item. Just keep in mind, 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, you can bring a hard hat in your carry on. If you plan on dancing to “YMCA” to entertain your fellow passengers, make sure to check with the cabin crew first.

  176. Can I bring a mini-tripod, such as a “Gorilla Pod” in my carry-on? Also, can I bring a mini electric fan in my carry-on? I will be traveling to eastern Europe and some of the hotel rooms don’t have A/C or fans. It’s a 4 or 5 inch fan with a U.K. plug that only works on 220 V, so I would not be able to plug it in, if asked, in the U.S.

  177. Can i bring silver dimes, eisenhower dollar coins, other loose coins. Ive looked online and these things are not listed anywhere. Approximately $165 in loose coins. Can i take these in my carry on bag?

  178. Can I bring mud (half a gallon) in a checked bag? If so, how can I make sure it doesn’t look suspicious.

    • You may end up in secondary screening and in the end it will be up to the agents to determine if you can bring this.

      • Thanks for your reply. Do you have a suggestion for me to carry the mud? How about packing it in a separate shipping box and label it clearly?

  179. Can a bring a regular size umbrella on board a United flight as a carry on item? The forecast for my destination is rainy for the next several days. I’m afraid to check it as it will probably be destroyed in baggage handling.

  180. What about a micro usb that has nothing but songs flying from pit to dfw Wednesday

  181. Can I bring 30 mil vape liquids along with my vape device as carry on?

  182. I just had 2 plastic containers of a cheese spread taken away from my luggage by a TSA agent. Why would cheese spread be illegal?

    • You had it taken away because TSA agents know that cheese spread is disgusting. Stick to quality cheese next time that is not in a liquid form.

      Real answer…was it more than 3.4 ounces? If yes there’s your answer.

    • It’s not on the “not approved” list of items but ultimately the TSA agent will decide if you provide a safety risk. Let us know how it turns out for you.


    • You don’t want to put raw eggs in your carry on luggage? Why not check it? You will end up with scrambled eggs without any charge. Kidding of course. Yes, you can bring eggs in carry on.

    • Ruth, eggs should be ok. However, be advised that the ultimate ruling will rest with the TSA agent on that day, so be prepared to toss them if they tell you to.


  185. Can I bring wet wipes (or baby wipes) in carry-on? Or are they considered a “gel?”

  186. I will be traveling with my 3 year old soon. She is a cancer patient, and we were told to check and see if Bush offers a pre-board card so that we can get through security a little more easily. Do you all offer this, and if so, how do I go about getting it?

    • This would be handled through the airport and or airline. I’m sure that they will be happy to accommodate you and your child. Best of luck.

  187. Will my 24 hour Neuropatches (Rotigone) for Parkinsons set off the scanners. Although it does not say in the leaflet inside the package, I know that there is some aluminium in the patch.

    • If your documentation says it won’t set it off, it probably won’t. These medical devices are ok through security, just be sure to bring some documentation on what they are in case an officer asks.

  188. I still can’t get a clear answer….can I take a clothes iron and regular cigarettes on a plane in my carry-on? Thank you

    • Yes you can bring both on. Just don’t try to plug in the iron and light your cigarette in flight.

  189. Are tie dye materials okay in checked bags? My daughter wants me to bring some home from a tie dye wholesaler here in Denver. It’s all powders, no liquids, and would save on shipping fees… tia

    • As long as it isn’t liquid you should be fine to carry it on.