Prohibited Items

Prohibited and Permitted Items at Security Checkpoints

  • Liquids and gels in containers larger than 3 ounces are NOT permitted through the security checkpoint.
  • Liquids and gels in containers 3 ounces or less must be placed in clear plastic sealable bags size 1 quart or less and presented for inspection at the checkpoint.
  • Passengers are limited to one clear plastic bag. All other liquids and gels must be placed in checked baggage.
  • Exceptions are made for prescription and over-the-counter medications, baby formula, breast milk, and eye drops as well as other medically necessary items. These items can exceed 3 ounces but must also be presented for inspection at the checkpoint.
  • Laptops, camcorders, CD players, and electronic hand-held games are permitted as carry-ons. Laptops must be removed from their cases and placed in a plastic bin at the X-ray machine.
  • Firearms, sharp knives, box cutters, mace, golf clubs, and most sporting goods equipment are among numerous items that are not permitted in carry-on luggage.

For more detailed information on prohibited and permitted items in both carry-on and checked luggage, visit the Transportation Security Administration website.

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