What NOT To Bring in Your Carry-On Luggage

Travelers generally have a pretty good idea of what they can and can’t carry through the Transportation Security Administration checkpoint at the airport. It probably comes as a surprise to exactly nobody, for example, that meat cleavers are not permitted. But sometimes it’s not so clear. A jar of peanut butter? Nope, not allowed as a carry-on in containers bigger than 3.4 ounces. What about a bowling pin? Sorry, better check it. Curious to know what has been confiscated at TSA checkpoints around the country? Follow TSA on Instagram.

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Suitcases and Carry-ons

 

TSA has specific guidelines for passengers to follow to make sure all flights are safe and secure. 
Take a look through the following list of prohibited or restricted items for some fun reading, and visit https://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/whatcanibring/all for more details.


Disclaimers: 
^ - Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed 
* - Neither allowed in carry on or checked luggage
` - Special instructions/Check with airline

Food/ Drink
 
Alcoholic Beverages^
Alcoholic beverages over 140 proof*
Bottled Water^
Cheese (Creamy)^
Chocolate (liquid)^
Coffee (Liquid)^
Cooking Spray*
Cream^
Creamy Dips and Spreads^
Fresh Fruits and Vegetables`
Fresh Meat and Seafood`
Frozen Food`
Gravy^
Honey^
Hummus^
Ice`
Ice Cream`
Jam and Jelly^
Juice for Babies`
Juices^
Live Lobster`
Maple Syrup^
Oils and Vinegars^
Peanut Butter^
Pet food (wet)^
Salad Dressing^
Salsa and Sauces^
Soda^
Soups^
Wine Bottle ^
 

Toiletries
 
Cologne^
Concealer^
Conditioner^
Dry Shampoo^
Eye Liners (liquid)^
Foundation^
Hair Gel^
Hair Texturizer^
Hairspray^
Makeup Remover^
Mascara^
Nail Polish^
Nail Polish Remover^
Perfume^
Shampoo^
Shaving Cream^
Soap (Liquid)^
Sunscreen Sprays^
Toothpaste^ 
 

Sharp Objects
 
Box Cutters
Cigar Cutters`
Corkscrews (with blade)
Darts
Ice Axes/Ice Picks
Knives
Meat Cleavers
Pocket Knife
Razor Type Blades
Sabers
Saws
Swiss Army Knife
Swords
Throwing Stars
 
Flammables
 
Arc Lighters, Plasma Lighters, Electronic Lighters, E-Lighters*
Bang Snaps*
Blasting Caps*
Butane*
Chlorine for Pools and Spas*
CO2 Cartridge*
Dynamite*
English Christmas Crackers*
Fire Extinguishers and Other Compressed Gas Cylinders*
Firecracker*
Fireworks*
Flammable Liquid, Gel, or Aerosol Paint*
Flammable Paints*
Fuels*
Gas Torches*
Gasoline*
Gel-Type Candles`
Hand Grenades*
Lighter Fluid*
Liquid Bleach*
Lithium Batteries`
Party Poppers*
Pepper Spray
Propane*
Rainbow Flame Crystals
Realistic Replicas of Explosives*
Realistic Replicas of Incendiaries*
Recreational Oxygen*
Self-Defense Sprays
Sparklers*
Spray Paint*
Strike Anywhere Matches*
Tear Gas*
Torch Lighters*
Vehicle Airbags*
 

Household and Tools
 
Axes and Hatchets
Bug Repellent^
Cast Iron Cookware
Cattle Prods
Crowbars
Deodorant (aerosol/liquid)^
Detergent (liquid)^
Drills and Drill Bits
Electric Fans`
Engine-powered Equipment*
Freezer Packs`
Hammers
Hand Sanitizers
Heating Pad (Gel)
Lotion^
Magic 8 Balls
Microwave`
Mixer`
MREs`
Multi-tools`
Nail Guns
Samsung Galaxy Note 7*
Screwdrivers longer than 7 inches
Spillable Batteries*
Spray Starch*
Tools
Turpentine and Paint Thinner*
Wedding Dresses`
Wrenches/Pliers`
 

Sporting and Camping
 
Aerosol Insecticide
Baseball Bats
Bear Bangers*
Bear Spray*
Bicycles`
Bowling Pins
Bows and Arrows
Canoe/Kayak Paddles
CO2 Cartridge for Life Vest`
Crampons
Cricket Bats
Golf Clubs
Hiking Poles
Hockey Sticks
Kubatons
Lacrosse Sticks
Martial Arts Weapons
Nunchucks
Parachutes`
Pool Cues
Shoe/Snow Spikes
Skateboards`
Ski Poles
Slingshots
Small Compressed Gas Cartridges*
Spear Guns
Tent`
Tent Spikes and Poles
Walking Sticks
 

Firearms
 
Ammunition
BB Guns
Cap Guns
Compressed Air Guns
Firearms
Flare Guns
Flares*
Gun Lighters*
Gun Powder*
Parts of Guns and Firearms
Pellet Guns*
Realistic Replicas of Firearms
Rifles
Shell Casings`
Starter Pistols
 

Medical
 
Contact Lens Solution^
External Medical Devices`
Eye drops^
Inhalers`
Insulin`
Insulin Pumps`
Insulin Supplies`
Liquid Vitamins^
Medical Marijuana*
Medically Necessary Personal Oxygen`
Medications (Liquid)`
Nebulizers, CPAPs, BiPAPs, and APAPs`
Portable Oxygen Concentrators`
Used/Unused Syringes`
 

Miscellaneous
 
Brass Instruments`
Brass Knuckles
Cremated Remains`
Cymbals`
Drones`
Dry Ice`
E-liquids^
Emergency Position-Indicating Radiobeacons (EPIRB)`
Fertilizer*
Foam Toy Swords
Gel Ice Packs`
Glow Sticks^
Guitar`
Hoverboards`
Night Sticks
Non-Spillable Wet Batteries`
Metal Detector`
Segways`
Snow Cleats
Snow Globes^
Solar Panels`
Stun Guns/Shocking Devices
Tattoo Inks^
Toy Guns and Weapons`
Violins`
Water for Babies`