If you plan on flying in the near future, you may be bringing on items with your carry-on luggage. Since 9/11, airline security has started to buckle down on what you can and can’t bring onto an airplane. Some of it is obvious but some of it you may not know about. I put together an easy to read list on what you can and can’t bring on a plane when checking in your luggage at the carry-on checkpoint.
Items you can’t check in courtesy of the TSA website
- box cutters
- razor-blade type objects
- baseball bats
- golf clubs
- hockey sticks
- pool cues
- ski poles
- any type of firearm
- replica of a firearm
- stun guns
- night sticks
- martial art weapons
- any type of firework
- tear gas
- spray paint
- gel shoe inserts
- gel type candles
There are some items out there that you may not know you can bring onto a plane. I saw a few items that you thought you couldn’t bring on but they do allow it.
Items you can check in courtesy of the TSA website
- non-flammable liquids (must be in 3 oz. container or smaller)
- any common lighter (must have no fuel)
- tools (have to be less than 7 inches)
These are just a handful of items but you have to note the circumstances. Just like any liquid, you must have a 3 oz container if you want to carry liquids onto the plane. They will provide you with these at checkpoints but if you bring something bigger than that, you will be asked to throw it away or you’ll have to check your baggage in.
Also note that many of the items mentioned above can be brought with you but you will have to check them in rather than carry them on the plane. Just because you see the items mentioned above doesn’t mean you won’t be able to bring them at all.
When it comes down to checking in your luggage and travelling, just use common sense. You should be able to know what you can and can’t bring. If you find it’s going to be harmful to others, then don’t bother. If you want to play it safe altogether, I would recommend you just check in your luggage.