Are you a first-time traveler? Are you confused about what to pack to your checked baggage and what to pack on your carry-on bag?
And for everyone’s sake, here’s a list of what NOT to pack in your carry-on bag:
Most balls, such as baseballs, soccer balls, and basketballs, are permitted in carry-on luggage. But many pieces of sports equipment can double as weapons.
Because of some safety issues, TSA or other security organizations will not allow you to take certain sports equipment as a carry-on. You will need to put these in your checked baggage according to the airline’s rules.
Sharp objects are prohibited in carry-on bags. It includes box cutters, ice picks, knives, meat cleavers, razor blades, sabers, swords and scissors with blades longer than 4 inches.
Wax candles may be put in carry-on luggage, but their gel-like counterparts should to be checked. Gel-type candles are considered liquids and therefore the rule of liquids in hand luggage needs to be observed.
You may transport unloaded firearms in a locked hard-sided container as checked baggage only.
You need to declare the firearm to the airline when checking your bag at the ticket counter. The container must completely secure the firearm from being accessed.
Travelers may carry as many 3.4 ounce bottles of liquid that fit comfortably in one, quart-sized, clear plastic, zip-top bag.
Liquids (including alcohol) purchased after clearing the security checkpoint are permitted on the aircraft.
According to TSA, Snow globes of any size are not permitted in carry-on baggage because it is impossible to accurately determine the volume of liquid.
Mace, pepper spray, and other items, such as billy clubs, blackjacks, brass knuckles, Kubota’s, and other martial arts weapons, are not permitted past security. But you can pack it in your checked baggage.