What You Can and Cannot Take on Airplanes

BY Beth Williams

To breeze through the TSA process proper planning and packing will expedite the screening process. Know what you can pack in your carry on bag and checked baggage before arriving at the airport by reviewing the lists below. Even if an item is generally permitted, 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  TSA WEBSITE  has the latest list of items that you cannot take on an airplane. It’s worth a quick glance before you start packing.

For items not seen on the list, you can take a photo and /or send a question about it to AskTSA on Facebook Messenger or Twitter.  The TSA will answer your question during their working hours, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET weekdays and weekends/holidays.

Avoid the hassle, embarrassment,  and even cost of having to remove something from your carry-on luggage as you go through TSA screening.