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Carry-On Guidlines
Carry-On Guidlines
New carry -on baggage restrictions are now in place at U.S. Airports.  Here are some tips to help ensure a hassle-free travel experience.  The following are permitted and prohibited items allowed in carry-on baggage as of December 1, 2005 by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for the traveling public.  Travelers should also be advise to check the TSA website for updates prior to traveling. 


  • Cuticle cutters, nail clippers, nail files, safety razors and tweezers 

  • Corkscrews. cigar cutters, eye glass repair tools (including screwdrivers) 

  • Knitting and crochet needles

  • Toiletries with aerosols, in limited quantities

  • Scissors - plastic or metal with blunt tips

  • Scissors - metal with pointed tips and blades LESS than four inches

  • Umbrellas and walking canes - after they have been inspected by TSA

  • Tools, such as screwdrives, wrenches and pliers, if seven inches or less



  • Knives of any kind - prohibited in carry-on

  • Lighters, lighter fluid and strike-anywhere matches (up to 4 books of safety matches are permitted in carry-on luggage)

  • Mace or pepper spray

  • Box cutters, ice picks, utility knives, meat cleavers, swords and sabers

  • Scissors - metal with pointed tips and blades longer than four inches

  • Baseball bats, bows and arrows, cricket bats, golf clubs, hockey sticks, lacrosse sticks, pool cues, ski poles and spear guns

  • BB guns, flare guns, gun lighters, gun powder, pellet guns and starter pistols

  • Firearms, compressed air guns and realistic replicas of firearms

  • Hammers, drills, saws, crowbars, axes and hatchets and cattle prods

  • Tools - greater than seven inches in length

  • Billy clubs, black jacks, brass knuckles and martial arts weapons

This is not an all-inclusive list of permitted or prohibited items. Travelers can check the TSA website for a current list of permitted and prohibited items and other valuable security information regarding carry-on and checked baggage. 

Visit the Transportation Security Administration site.


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