Carry-on baggage Prohibitions
Customers may not bring aerosols, liquids or gels of any kind onboard the aircraft in their carry-on baggage if they do not meet the requirements described below. This includes all beverages, shampoo, suntan lotion, creams, toothpaste, hair gel, and other items of similar consistency. Items that do not meet the following specifications must be packed in checked baggage.
Dual-use Items Prohibited in Carry-on Bags
Prohibited Items are weapons, explosives, incendiaries, and include items that are seemingly harmless but may be used as weapons (dual-use items). You may not bring these items to security checkpoints without authorization.
If you bring a prohibited item to the checkpoint, you may be criminally and/or civilly prosecuted or, at the least, asked to rid yourself of the item. A screener and/or Law Enforcement Officer will make this determination, depending on what the item is and the circumstances. Bringing a prohibited item to a security checkpoint - even accidentally - is illegal.
The following list outlines items that are prohibited in your carry-on baggage. This list is not intended to be all-inclusive and is updated as necessary. To ensure everyone's security, the screener may determine an item not listed is prohibited.
Sharp Objects Prohibited in Carry-on Bags
Sporting Goods Prohibited in Carry-on Bags
Guns and Firearms Prohibited in Carry-on Bags
Tools Prohibited in Carry-on Bags
Martial Arts/Self Defense Items Prohibited in Carry-on Bags
Explosive Materials Prohibited
Flammable Items Prohibited
Disabling Chemicals and Other Dangerous Items Prohibited
You are not limited in the amount or volume of the items below that you may bring in your carry-on baggage. However, if the medically-necessary items exceed 3.4 ounces or are not contained in a one-quart, zip-top plastic bag, you MUST declare it at the security checkpoint for further inspection.
The following items are permitted in your carry-on bag:
Airsoft guns are currently not on the TSA prohibited items list. However, the list is not intended to be all-inclusive. A TSA screener may determine that an item not on this list is prohibited; consequently it may be advisable to place items in checked bags if the items are considered "questionable."
If an airsoft gun uses external CO2 (Carbon Dioxide) charges, the airsoft gun is acceptable; however, the CO2 charges are not allowed.
3-1-1 for carry-on baggage = 3.4 oz / 100 ml bottle or less; 1 quart-sized, clear, plastic, zip-top bag; 1 bag per Customer placed in screening bin. One-quart bag per person limits the total liquid volume each traveler can bring. 3.4 oz / 100 ml container size is a security measure.
Customers are prohibited from taking liquids, gels, and/or aerosols past the airport security screening checkpoint EXCEPT:
Please note: liquids, gels, and aerosols include beverages, shampoo, suntan lotion, creams, toothpaste, hair gel, hair spray, and other items of similar consistency.
Liquid Exemptions (exempt items more than 3.4 ounces / 100 ml)
Customers may have the following items, but must declare them to TSA at the security checkpoint if the items are not contained in a clear transparent resealable 1 quart (1 liter) size plastic bag and/or the size of the containers exceed travel size (3.4 oz / 100 ml):
Customers may be subjected to a secondary screening if they enter the screening checkpoint with liquids, gels, and aerosols on their person or in their carry-on bag.
For TSA information on 3-1-1 Directive, click here.
Traveling with Formula, Breast Milk, or Juice
When carrying formula, breast milk, or juice through the checkpoint, customers will be inspected, however, the customer or their baby or toddler will not be asked to test or taste breast milk, formula, or juice. The TSA Security Officers may test liquid exemptions (exempt items more than 3.4 ounces / 100 ml) for explosives.
When traveling with a child, in the absence of suspicious activity or items, greater than 3.4 ounces of baby formula, breast milk, or juice are permitted through the security checkpoint in reasonable quantities for the duration of the customer's itinerary, if the customer perform the following:
Customers are encouraged to travel with only as much formula, breast milk, or juice in their carry-on needed to reach your destination.
Duty Free Items
Customers are permitted to take onboard the aircraft Duty Free items, liquids, gels, and/or aerosols purchased inside the sterile area once they have gone through the security checkpoint.
Please Note: On international flights, including Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands, Customers with Duty-Free purchases are allowed to carry a reasonable amount onboard the aircraft. Limitations vary based on the Customer’s final destination.
Please allow additional time for check in at the airport to allow sufficient time to go through the security checkpoint.
Customers may send questions directly to TSA at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org