What Not To Pack on Flights into the USA

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Immigration in the US is very strict. They will not allow you or your bags in if they find particular materials in your bag, whether it's a carry on or check in. Read the pamplet from tsa.gov for more. Other helpful links: Traveling with food: http://www.tsa.gov/traveler-information/traveling-food-or-gifts Traveling with liquids: http://www.tsa.gov/traveler-information/3-1-1-liquids-rule More traveler information: http://www.tsa.gov/traveler-information

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Prepare for Takeoff TSA’s Prohibited Items List tsa.gov Explosive Materials Item Carry-on Checked Blasting Caps No No Dynamite No No Fireworks No No Flares in any form No No Hand Grenades No No Plastic Explosives No No Realistic Replicas of Explosives No No Flammable Items Item Carry-on Checked Aerosols - Are prohibited with the exception of personal care items or toiletries in limited quantities No No Fuels - Cooking fuels and any fammable liquid fuel is prohibited. No No Gasoline No No Gas Torches No No Lighters - Lighters without fuel are permitted in checked baggage. Lighters with fuel are prohibited in checked baggage unless they adhere to the Department of Transportation DOT exemption which allows up to two fueled lighters if properly enclosed in a DOT approved case. If you are uncertain your lighter is prohibited please leave it at home. Yes No Lighter Fluid No No Torch Lighters - These items create a thin needle-like fame that is hotter reaching 2500 degrees Fahrenheit and more intense than those from common lighters. Torch lighters are often used for pipes and cigars and maintain a consistent stream of air- propelled fre regardless of the angle at which it is held. Torch lighters are prohibited. No No Strike-anywhere Matches No No Safety Matches - Only 1 book of safety non-strike anywhere matches are permitted as carry-on items. Yes No Flammable Paints No No Turpentine and Paint Thinner No No Realistic Replicas of Incendiaries No No NOTE: There are other hazardous materials that are regulated by the FAA. For more information visit faa.gov. Disabling Chemicals Other Dangerous Items Item Carry-on Checked Chlorine for Pools and Spas No No Carbon Dioxide Cylinders in a Self-Infating Life Jacket- Up to 2 in life vests and 2 spares. The spares must accompany the life vests and be presented as one unit. Yes Yes Fire Extinguishers and other Compressed Gas Cylinders No No Liquid Bleach No No Recreational oxygen - non- medically required favored or No No Spillable Batteries - Except those in wheelchairs No No Spray Paint No No Tear Gas - Self-defense sprays containing more than 2 by mass of Tear Gas is prohibited in both checked bag and checkpoint. No No NOTE: There are other hazardous materials that are regulated by the FAA. This information is summarized at faa.gov. Other Items Item Carry-on Checked Gel-type Candles No Yes Non-Flammable Liquid Gel or Aerosol 3.4 oz./100.55 ml or less that ft in one clear plastic quart- sized resealable bag Yes Yes Flammable Liquid Gel or Aerosol No No Snow Globes unless otherwise prohibited Yes Yes Screening procedures are governed by federal law and designed to detect threats to aviation security. TSA offcers do not search for marijuana or other drugs however if an item is found that may violate federal law during security screening TSA will refer the matter to law enforcement. Whether or not marijuana is considered medical marijuana federal law provides no basis to treat medical marijuana differently than non-medical marijuana. Snow globes that appear to contain less than 3.4 ounces approximately tennis ball size will be permitted if the entire snow globe including the base is able to ft in the same one clear plastic quart-sized re-sealable bag as the passenger’s other liquids such as shampoo toothpaste and cosmetics. Illegal controlled substances: TSA’s screening procedures which are governed by federal law are focused on security and are designed to detect potential threats to aviation and passengers. As has always been the case if during the security screening procedures an offcer discovers an item that may violate federal law TSA refers the matter to law enforcement. Law enforcement offcials will determine if further action is appropriate.

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TSA Prohibited Items List The TSA Prohibited Items List is not intended to be all-inclusive and is updated as necessary. To ensure a traveler’s security Transportation Security Offcers TSOs may determine that an item not on the Prohibited Items List is prohibited. The fnal decision rests with TSA on whether to allow any items through security checkpoints. Travelers are encouraged to check with their airline or travel agent for policies as individual airlines may place additional restrictions on any item. Please note that some items are illegal in certain states and will be subject to state laws. It is the traveler’s responsibility to be aware of state laws in both origination and destination cities. Please pay careful attention to the "NOTE" included at the bottom of each section – they contain important information about restrictions and exceptions. Sharp Objects Item Carry-on Checked Box Cutters No Yes Ice Axes/Ice Picks No Yes Knives - Except for plastic or round bladed butter knives No Yes Meat Cleavers No Yes Razor-Type Blades - Box cutters razor blades not in a cartridge excluding safety razors are prohibited in carry-on. No Yes Sabers No Yes Scissors - Metal with pointed tips and a blade length greater than four inches measured from the fulcrum No Yes Swords No Yes NOTE: Any sharp objects in checked baggage should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and Transportation Security Offcers. Sporting Goods Item Carry-on Checked Baseball Bats No Yes Bows and Arrows No Yes Cricket Bats No Yes Golf Clubs No Yes Hockey Sticks No Yes Sporting Goods - Continued Item Carry-on Checked Lacrosse Sticks No Yes Pool Cues No Yes Ski Poles No Yes Spear Guns No Yes Tennis Rackets Yes Yes Guns Firearms Item Carry-on Checked Ammunition - Check with your airline if permitted in checked baggage. Small arms ammunitions for personal use must be securely packed in fber wood or metal boxes or other packaging specifcally designed to carry small amounts of ammunition. Ask about limitations or fees. No Yes BB Guns No Yes Compressed Air Guns - Including paintball markers may be carried in checked luggage without compressed air cylinder attached No Yes Firearms - Firearms carried as checked baggage MUST be unloaded packed in a locked hard-sided container and declared to the airline at check-in. No Yes Flare Guns - May be carried as checked baggage but MUST be unloaded packed in a locked hard- sided container within hazardous material regulations and declared to the airline at check-in. No Yes Flares No No Gun Lighters No No Gun Powder - Including black powder and percussion caps No No Parts of Guns and Firearms No Yes Pellet Guns No Yes Realistic Replicas of Firearms No Yes Starter Pistols - Can only be carried as checked baggage and MUST be unloaded packed in a locked hard- sided container and declared to the airline at check-in. No Yes NOTE: Check with your airline or travel agent to see if frearms are permitted in checked baggage on the airline you are fying. Ask about limitations or fees if any that apply. Martial Arts Self Defense Items Item Carry-on Checked Billy Clubs No Yes Black Jacks No Yes Brass Knuckles No Yes Kubatons No Yes Mace/Pepper Spray - One 4 f. oz 118 ml container of mace or pepper spray is permitted in checked baggage provided it is equipped with a safety mechanism to prevent accidental discharge. Self-defense sprays containing more than 2 by mass of Tear Gas is prohibited in both checked bag and checkpoint. For more information visit faa.gov. No Yes Martial Arts Weapons No Yes Night Sticks No Yes Nunchucks No Yes Stun Guns/Shocking Devices No Yes Throwing Stars No Yes NOTE: Any sharp objects in checked baggage should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and Transportation Security Offcers. Tools Item Carry-on Checked Axes and Hatchets No Yes Cattle Prods No Yes Crowbars No Yes Hammers No Yes Drills and drill bits - Including cordless portable power drills No Yes Saws - Including cordless portable power saws No Yes Tools - Greater than 7 inches in length No Yes Screwdrivers/Wrenches/ Pliers - Greater than 7 inches in length No Yes NOTE: Any sharp objects in checked baggage should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and Transportation Security Offcers.

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