Can I take it?

Here’s what you can take to your seat

  • Scissors (metal with pointed tips and blades shorter than four inches)
  • Tools (seven inches or less like Screwdrivers, Wrenches, or Pliers)
  • Non-flammable liquid, gel, or aerosol paint – 3.4 ounces (100ml) or less
  • One book of safety (non-strike anywhere) matches
    common lighters (maybe – be prepared to toss)

This stuff can go in your checked luggage

Remember: Make sure any sharp objects are wrapped correctly to prevent injury to baggage handlers and inspectors.

Sharp items

  • Box Cutters
  • Ice Axes/Ice Picks
  • Knives
  • Meat Cleavers
  • Razor-Type Blades
  • Sabers
  • Swords

Sport items

  • Baseball Bats
  • Bows and Arrows
  • Cricket Bats
  • Dumbbells/Hand Weights
  • Golf Clubs
  • Hockey Sticks
  • Lacrosse Sticks
  • Pool Cues
  • Ski Poles
  • Spear Guns

Guns & Firearms

  • Ammunition (Get more information from your airline or travel agent for what is permitted, whether you need to declare it at check-in, how to pack it, and whether there is a limitation or fees.)
  • BB guns
  • Compressed Air Guns (without compressed air cylinder attached)
  • Paintball Guns (without compressed air cylinder attached)
  • Firearms (MUST be unloaded, packed correctly and declared at check-in)
  • Flare Guns (MUST be unloaded, packed correctly and declared at check-in)
  • Gun Lighters without lighter fluid
  • Parts of Guns and Firearms
  • Pellet Guns
  • Realistic Replicas of Firearms
  • Starter Pistols (MUST be unloaded, packed correctly and declared at check-in)


  • Axes and Hatchets
  • Cattle Prods
  • Crowbars
  • Hammers
  • Drills and drill bits (including cordless portable power drills)
  • Saws (including cordless portable power saws)
  • Tools (greater than seven inches in length)

Martial Arts & Self Defense Items

  • Billy Clubs
  • Black Jacks
  • Brass Knuckles
  • Kubatons
  • Self Defense Sprays – One 4 ounce (118ml) container of mace or pepper spray is permitted in checked baggage provided it is equipped with a safety mechanism to prevent accidental discharge
  • Martial Arts Weapons
  • Night Sticks
  • Nunchakus
  • Stun Guns/Shocking Devices
  • Throwing Stars

You can’t take it with you

  • Any Flammable liquid, gel, or aerosol paint
  • Any Realistic Replicas of Explosives
  • Any Realistic Replicas of Incendiaries
  • Blasting Caps
  • Dynamite
  • Fireworks
  • Flares (in any form)
  • Gun Powder(black powder)
  • Hand Grenades
  • Plastic Explosives
  • Aerosol (any except for personal care or toiletries in limited quantities)
  • Fuels (including cooking fuels and any flammable liquid fuel)
  • Gasoline
  • Gas Torches
  • Lighter Fluid
  • Percussion Caps
  • Torch Lighters
  • Matches
  • Flammable Paints
  • Turpentine and Paint Thinner
  • Chlorine for Pools and Spas
  • Fire extinguishers and other compressed gas cylinders
  • Liquid Bleach
  • Spillable Batteries (except those in wheelchairs)
  • Spray Paint
  • Tear Gas – Self Defense Sprays containing more than 2% by mass of Tear Gas (CS or CN)
  • Vehicle Airbags

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