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What can you fly with?

To prevent inflight danger, many common items are restricted by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). If you travel with objects on the TSA prohibited items or FAA Pack Safe Hazmat restrictions lists, they will be confiscated.*

*You will be in violation of U.S. Federal Law if you don’t declare any dangerous items. This means you could face up to 5 years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000 (49 U.S.C 5124).

Alcoholic beverages over 70 percent by volume This content can be expanded

Example

Alcoholic beverages over 140 proof

Allowed for travel?

No

Alcoholic beverages under 70 percent by volume This content can be expanded

Example

  • Beer
  • Wine or
  • Other alcoholic beverages in retail packaging

Notes

Opened containers aren't allowed.

You can take a maximum of 5 liters per passenger for beverages 24 – 70 percent alcohol by volume in checked bags; customs regulations vary by country.

Animal products/products of animal origin (EU destinations only) This content can be expanded

Example

  • Meat
  • Cheese
  • Sausages
  • Lard

Allowed for travel?

See notes

Notes

Due to restrictions set by the European Union (EU), you cannot transport certain products of animal origin into the EU. Please check ahead of time to make sure you comply with these restrictions.

BatteriesThis content can be expanded

Example

  • 9-volt
  • AA/AAA/C/D
  • Alkaline
  • Carbon zinc
  • Silver oxide
  • Zinc air
  • Lithium or lithium-ion
  • Nickel-cadmium or nickel-metal hydride

Allowed for travel?

Yes

Notes

Please remove batteries from devices in your checked bags and put them in your carry-on in separate plastic bags.

Lithium-ion battery acceptance by Watt-hour (Wh):

  • Less than 100 Wh – 4 spares in carry-on bag
  • 100 - 160 Wh – 2 spares in carry-on bag
  • 160 - 300 Wh – Contact Special Assistance

Special assistance

Example

  • Damaged batteries
  • Automobile, boat or aircraft batteries

Allowed for travel?

No

Notes

Example

Portable electronic devices containing cells or batteries (including lithium) and spares for these devices intended for personal use:

  • Watch
  • Calculator
  • Camera
  • Cell phone
  • Laptop computer
  • Notebook computer
  • Camcorder

Allowed for travel?

Yes

Notes

We allow up to 2 spare batteries for personal use, with restrictions:

  • Each spare battery is individually protected in accordance with our lithium battery acceptance policy
  • Batteries are in carry-on bag only
  • For a lithium metal battery, lithium content cannot be more than 2 grams per battery
  • For lithium-ion batteries, a maximum of 2, not exceeding 160 Wh each, are allowed in carry-on bag with airline approval

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Example

Portable electronic devices containing cells or batteries (including lithium) and spares for these devices not intended for personal use:

  • Watch
  • Calculator
  • Camera
  • Cell phone
  • Laptop computer
  • Notebook computer
  • Camcorder
  • iPod
  • iPad
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Allowed for travel?

No

Notes

We allow up to 2 of each device and 2 spare batteries intended for personal use only, with restrictions:

  • Approved devices and batteries are safely packaged in carry-on only
  • Bags and boxes carrying more than the allotted amount for personal use will not be accepted
Cutting instrumentsThis content can be expanded

Example

  • Metal knives (of any length or type)
  • Box cutters
  • Ice picks
  • Straight razors

Allowed for travel?

Checked bags - yes

Carry-on bag - no

Defense spraysThis content can be expanded

Examples

  • Mace
  • Tear-gas
  • Pepper spray

Allowed for travel?

No

DronesThis content can be expanded

Example

Drones

Allowed for travel?

Yes, with restrictions

Notes

Your drone's battery must not exceed 160 Wh

Drone can be carried on if it or its box is less than 22 x 14 x 9 inches / 56 x 36 x 23 centimeters

Dry iceThis content can be expanded

Example

Dry ice for packing perishable items

Allowed for travel?

Yes

Notes

You can travel with up to 5.5 lbs/2.5 kgs as carry-on if:

  • Packed in a vented, hard plastic or heavy gauge styrofoam container
  • You tell a ticket or gate agent
Electronic cigarettes (vapor / e-cigarettes)This content can be expanded

Example:

  • Vapor cigarettes
  • e-cigarettes

Allowed for travel?

  • Checked bags - no
  • Carry-on bag - yes

Notes

Since some electronic cigarettes use lithium ion batteries, you cannot travel with them in your checked bags. You can travel with them in your carry-on, but you’re not allowed to use them onboard any flight. We recommend traveling with them in a designated carry case.

ExplosivesThis content can be expanded

Example

  • Fireworks
  • Gunpowder
  • Flares/flare guns
  • Swingless golf club load strips

Allowed for travel?

No

Notes

You can travel with swingless golf clubs without strips.

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Firearms or ammunitionThis content can be expanded

Example

  • Handguns
  • Rifles
  • Shotguns
  • Ammunition

Allowed for travel?

Checked bags - yes*

Carry-on bag - no

Notes

You can travel with firearms in checked bags only if they are declared to an agent at check-in.

You can travel with up to 11lbs/5kg small arms ammunition for sporting purposes in your checked bags if it is:

  • Securely packed in the original manufacturers' packaging
  • Packaged in fiber, wood, metal or other packaging specifically designed to carry small amounts of ammunition

Firearms and ammunition

*Firearms are not allowed in carry-on or checked bags on Landline motorcoach connections.

Flammable liquids or solidsThis content can be expanded

Example

  • Fuel
  • Paints
  • Gas torches (including micro-torches and torch lighters)
  • Flammable glues/epoxies

Allowed for travel?

No

Gasoline-powered toolsThis content can be expanded

Example

  • Gas-powered trimmers/edgers
  • Chain saws

Allowed for travel?

Checked bags - yes

Carry-on bag - no

Notes

You can only travel with gasoline-powered tools in your checked bags if they are:

  • New or unused
  • In the original packaging (which must be in good condition)
Household itemsThis content can be expanded

Example

  • Bleach
  • Spray starch
  • Insecticides
  • Drain cleaners
  • Solvents
  • Aerosols
  • Oven or bathroom cleaners

Allowed for travel?

No

HoverboardsThis content can be expanded

Example

  • Hoverboards
  • Balance wheels
  • Electric small scooters
  • Intelligent scooters

Allowed for travel?

No

Notes

We don’t allow lithium ion battery-powered personal transportation devices on board or as carry-on or checked bags.

Lighters and matchesThis content can be expanded

Example

  • Matches
  • Lighters or lighter fluid
  • Grill lighters

Allowed for travel?

Checked bags - no

Carry-on bag - yes

Notes

When traveling to/from/through Japan, you can carry one lighter per person.

For all other travel, you can also carry-on:

  • 1 book of safety matches
  • Common “Bic style” and unsealed “Zippo style” lighters

You cannot travel with:

  • Torch/wind-proof lighters
  • “Strike-anywhere” matches
  • Lighter fluid
MarijuanaThis content can be expanded

Example

  • Recreational Marijuana
  • Medical Marijuana

Allowed for travel?

No

Notes

Although American is aware of various state laws that allow recreational or medical marijuana possession, the TSA has stated that possession of marijuana, even medical marijuana, is illegal under federal law and that it will refer passengers traveling with marijuana to law enforcement authorities. Accordingly, American does not allow passenger to transport marijuana on our flights. Anyone traveling with or transporting marijuana on American flights does at their own risk.

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Mobility devicesThis content can be expanded

Example

Electric wheelchairs with spillable batteries

Allowed for travel?

No

You can travel with mobility devices if:

  • Transported according to our guidelines
  • Advance notice is given when traveling transatlantic

Mobility and devices

Personal care itemsThis content can be expanded

Example

  • Aerosol deodorant or hair spray
  • Insect repellent
  • Perfume or cologne containing alcohol
  • Nail polish or nail polish remover
  • Large bottles of acetone such as liquid nails

Allowed for travel?

Yes

Notes

You can travel with personal care items in your carry-on bag if they are:

  • Travel-size (3.4 ounce containers or smaller)
  • In a clear, plastic, one-quart zip-top bag

You can travel with personal care items in your checked bags if:

  • You have no more than 70 ounces in total
  • Each container has no more than 16 fluid ounces

Carry-on bags

Pressurized containers / compressed gassesThis content can be expanded

Example

  • Spray cans
  • Butane
  • Fuel
  • Propane tanks
  • CO2 cartridges
  • Self-inflating rafts
  • Recreational oxygen

Allowed for travel?

No

Recreational / full-body PPEThis content can be expanded

Example

  • Personal face / full-body pod
  • Personal face / full-body tent
  • Stadium tent

Allowed for travel?

Checked bags – yes

Carry-on bag – yes

Notes

You can travel with these items in your bag, but they may not be used on board or in flight. If space is limited and the item doesn’t fit in the cabin, it may need to be checked.

Example

  • Portable electronic air freshener / purifier
  • Ozone generator

Allowed for travel?

Checked bags – no

Carry-on bag – yes

Notes

Since some devices use lithium ion batteries, you cannot travel with them in your checked bags. You can travel with them in your carry-on, but you’re not allowed to use them on board any flight.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7This content can be expanded

Example

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices

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Allowed for travel?

No

Notes

Includes recalled and replacement devices.

Self-heating mealsThis content can be expanded

Example

  • Flameless meal products such as HeaterMeals
  • Meals Ready-To-Eat (MREs)

Allowed for travel?

No

Self-inflating life jacketsThis content can be expanded

Example

Self-inflating life jackets with no more than 2 small CO2 cartridges for inflation purposes

Allowed for travel?

Checked bags - yes

Carry-on bag - no

Notes

You can only travel with one life jacket in your checked bag, but it may be confiscated by the TSA.

Scissors and toolsThis content can be expanded

Example

  • Metal scissors
  • Screwdrivers
  • Wrenches
  • Pliers

Allowed for travel?

Yes but with restrictions

Notes

You can travel with such items as carry-on if their measurements are:

  • Cutting edge of up to 4-inches : metal scissors
  • Up to 7-inches : tools such as screwdrivers, wrenches and pliers

Example

  • Crowbars
  • Drills
  • Hammers
  • Saws

Allowed for travel?

Checked bags - yes

Carry-on bag - no

Smart bagsThis content can be expanded

Example

Checked or carry-on bags with charging devices

Allowed to travel?

Yes but with restrictions

Notes

You can travel with these bags as a carry-on if the battery is removable. If the bag needs to be checked or valeted you must remove the battery and carry it with you. Bags with non-removable batteries won't be accepted.

Stun guns / shocking devicesThis content can be expanded

Example

  • TASER devices
  • Stun guns
  • Electro-shock weapons (conducted electrical weapons)

Allowed for travel?

  • Checked bags - yes
  • Carry-on bag - no

Notes

You can travel with stun guns / shocking devices in checked bags only if transported in a manner that renders the device inoperable from accidental discharge.

Please remove all batteries from devices in your checked bags and put them in your carry-on in separate plastic bags.

Lithium-ion battery acceptance by Watt-hour (Wh):

  • Less than 100 Wh – 4 spares in carry-on bag
  • 100 - 160 Wh – 2 spares in carry-on bag
  • 160 - 300 Wh – Contact Special Assistance

Special assistance

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FAQs

What are American Airlines carry-on restrictions? ›

1 personal item and 1 carry-on

Dimensions should not exceed 18 x 14 x 8 inches (45 x 35 x 20 cm).

What is restricted in checked bags? ›

Banned items
  • Explosive and incendiary materials.
  • Flammable items.
  • Gasses and pressure containers.
  • Matches.
  • Oxidizers and organic peroxides.
  • Poisons.
  • Infectious materials.
  • Corrosives.
12 Feb 2018

Can you bring deodorant on American Airlines? ›

Stick deodorant is fine in any size. Well, almost any size… Powders and crystals are good to go as well. Spray, Gel, Liquid, Cream, Pastes, and Roll-On deodorants need to be in containers no larger than 3.4 ounces and placed in a clear quart-sized baggie.

Can I bring a razor in my carry-on? ›

So people ask us about this one all the time. Safety Razors: Because the razor blades are so easy to remove, safety razors are not permitted in your carry-on luggage with the blade. They're fine to pack in your carry-on without the blade. The blades must be stored in your checked luggage.

How many 3 oz bottles can I take on a plane? ›

Each passenger may carry liquids, gels and aerosols in travel-size containers that are 3.4 ounces or100 milliliters. Each passenger is limited to one quart-size bag of liquids, gels and aerosols.

Can I bring a water bottle on a plane? ›

Can you bring an empty water bottle on a plane? Yes, you can bring an empty water bottle on a plane. According to TSA, you can bring an empty water bottle on a plane by packing it in your checked bag or by stowing it in your carry-on.

Can you bring toothpaste on a plane? ›

Is toothpaste considered a liquid by the TSA? Yes, toothpaste must adhere to the 3-1-1 rule for liquids and gels. Toothpaste can be brought through TSA security in your carry-on as long as it is 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) or less and placed in a 1-quart bag.

How do I carry medication on a plane? ›

You can bring your medication in pill or solid form in unlimited amounts as long as it is screened. You can travel with your medication in both carry-on and checked baggage. It's highly recommended you place these items in your carry-on in the event that you need immediate access.

What can I take on a plane in checked luggage 2022? ›

Flight Requirements 2022. TSA carry on size: Solid food items (not liquids or gels) can be transported in either your carry-on or checked bags. Liquid or gel food items larger than 3.4 oz are not allowed in carry on Size bags and should be placed in your checked bags if possible.

Can I put full size shampoo in checked luggage? ›

Typically, travelers put their toiletries in the bag such as shampoo, hair products, make-up and toothpaste. Individuals who want to pack their large bottle of shampoo or full-size toothpaste should pack those items in their checked bags.

What do you have to take out of your bag at airport security? ›

Remove the 3-1-1 liquids bag and place it in the bin. Ensure pockets are empty (keys, tissues, currency, wallets, cell phones, etc.) and remove bulky jewelry (valuable items can be placed in carry-on). Remove your shoes and place them directly on the X-ray belt.

Can I bring tweezers on a plane? ›

Yes, tweezers and razors are allowed on planes, in your cabin bag. So are scissors, as long as the edges are less than 4 inches long (10 cm). Straight razor blades, however, are not allowed in the carry-on. They must be packed in your checked bag instead, or left at home.

What's not allowed on a plane? ›

Chlorine, bleach, fertilizers, spray paint cannot be transported. Fireworks, Christmas crackers and flares are not permitted. Alcoholic beverages over 140 proof, such as grain alcohol, are not allowed on board or in the cargo hold.

Is mascara a liquid TSA? ›

According to TSA guidelines, any substance that is free-flowing or viscous is considered a liquid, including liquids, aerosols, pastes, creams, and gels. When it comes to makeup, the following items are considered liquid cosmetics: nail polish, perfume, moisturizers, eyeliner, foundation, and mascara.

Can I take nail clippers on a plane? ›

Nail clippers, nail-trimming scissors and cuticle cutters are totally fine in your carry-on bag. But if the blades are over 6 cm in length, they will need to be packed inside your checked luggage (this same rule applies to small tools such as calipers and drill bits).

Are nail clippers allowed on planes? ›

Any sharp objects in checked bags should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and inspectors. For more prohibited items, please go to the 'What Can I Bring?'

What toiletries can I bring on a plane? ›

You are allowed to bring a quart-sized bag of liquids, aerosols, gels, creams and pastes in your carry-on bag and through the checkpoint. These are limited to travel-sized containers that are 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) or less per item.

How many Ziploc bags can you take on a plane? ›

The TSA liquids rule is also called the 3-1-1 rule, since you're allowed to bring: 3.4-ounce container. 1 quart-sized Ziploc bag. 1 bag per passenger.

Can you take unopened drinks on a plane? ›

Alcoholic beverages with more than 24% but not more than 70% alcohol are limited in checked bags to 5 liters (1.3 gallons) per passenger and must be in unopened retail packaging. Alcoholic beverages with 24% alcohol or less are not subject to limitations in checked bags.

What size of toothpaste can I take on a plane? ›

What Size Toothpaste Can You Carry on an Airplane? In America, toothpaste that's kept inside of hand luggage is to be stored in containers that aren't larger than 3.4 oz.

Can I take hand sanitizer on a plane? ›

As a temporary exemption from the 3-1-1 rule, TSA is allowing one oversized liquid hand sanitizer container, up to 12 ounces per passenger, in carry-on bags. These will need to be placed in a bin during the screening process. Passengers may also bring hand wipes through checkpoints.

Why is water not allowed on planes? ›

The liquid ban was introduced around the world after a transatlantic terrorist plot was foiled in August 2006, in which a group planned to detonate liquid explosives on board multiple flights.

Is water free on planes? ›

While some airlines do provide free water and soft drinks, others — like Spirit and Eurowings — charge for bottled water. In the US, planes are required to provide food and water for all passengers only if there is a significant flight delay on the tarmac; otherwise, complimentary water is not a requirement.

How much cash can I bring on a plane? ›

It is not illegal to fly with a large amount of cash on a flight. However, if you are traveling on an international flight and have more than $10,000 in your possession, then you must disclose the amount of U.S. Currency in your possession on a FinCEN 105 form.

How many carry-on bags allowed? ›

Per TSA regulations, carryon items are limited to one bag plus one small, personal item.

Do vitamins need to be in original containers when flying? ›

Do Vitamins Need to Be in Their Original Containers? The TSA do not require vitamins in any form, whether that be solid, liquid, softgel, powder, or gummy vitamins to be in their original containers. You also do not have to pack your vitamins in a pill box or organizer.

Can I mix pills in same container? ›

Assuming your medications and supplements have been cleared for potential interactions, it's fine to store them together. Any powder or residue from the pills or gel caps is small enough not to make a difference.

Do I have to put my medication in my hand luggage? ›

Travelling with your medicines

Always carry medicines and medical equipment (needles, syringes and so on) in their original, correctly labelled packages. Carry your medicine in your hand luggage (although check your airline's regulations before travelling) with a copy of your prescription.

Do medications need to be in original container when flying 2022? ›

Prescription medications should be in their original containers with the doctor's prescription printed on the container. It is advised that you travel with no more than personal use quantities, a rule of thumb is no more than a 90 day supply.

What is not allowed on a plane carry-on 2022? ›

Liquid or gel food items larger than 3.4 oz are not allowed in carry-on bags and should be placed in your checked bags if possible. TSA officers may instruct travelers to separate items from carry-on bags such as foods, powders, and any materials that can clutter bags and obstruct clear images on the X-ray machine.

Do you still need to put toiletries in a plastic bag? ›

Liquids, gels, aerosols, creams, and pastes must be placed in a clear plastic 1-quart bag. You can have one of these bags per person. All of the items within these bags must be in 3.4-ounce containers or less.

How do you pack makeup in a carry-on? ›

TSA's 3-1-1 Rule: How to pack makeup in carry-on luggage. The TSA's travel size rule says you can bring a 1–quart-sized bag of liquids, aerosols, gels, creams, and pastes in your carry-on bag and through the checkpoint. The containers need to be 3.4 ounces or smaller and placed in the resealable clear bag.

Do checked in bags get searched? ›

The majority of checked baggage is screened without the need for a physical bag search. Inspection Notices: TSA may inspect your checked baggage during the screening process. If your property is physically inspected, TSA will place a notice of baggage inspection inside your bag.

Can I bring bags of chips on a plane? ›

Checked Bags: Yes

Solid food items (not liquids or gels) can be transported in either your carry-on or checked baggage.

Do you have to take phone chargers out at airport security? ›

Portable phone chargers or power banks containing lithium ion batteries must be packed in carry-on. But, if your lithium ion battery is 100 watt hours or less, which should cover most of your portable electronics, you can carry the device in either your carry-on or checked baggage.

Do you have to take food out of your bag at airport security? ›

Yes, you may pack food in your carry-on or checked bag, but remember all food must undergo x-ray screening. Foods that are liquids, gels, or aerosols must comply with the 3-1-1 liquids rule. TSA officers make the final decision on whether certain items are permitted into the secured areas of the airport.

Can I wear my ring through airport security? ›

Can you wear jewelry through airport security? Yes, for the most part. Gold, platinum, sterling silver, and other fine jewelry rarely causes an alarm. That means you can wear your rings, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and watches.

How do I bring vitamins and supplements on a plane? ›

You can bring vitamins in on a plane in your carry on bag. Vitamins are also permitted in checked luggage. There are no limits set on the amount of vitamins you can take on a plane. The TSA do not require passengers to pack solid vitamins in your quart bag.

Is it rude to paint your nails on a plane? ›

Most carriers frown upon in-air beauty treatments, and will tell you. Painting nails in flight can be inconsiderate to seatmates, but some flight attendants say it could also land you in handcuffs.

What isn't allowed in checked luggage? ›

9 Things You Should Never Pack in a Checked Bag
  • Lithium Batteries. Lithium-ion and lithium-metal batteries are only allowed in carry-on baggage. ...
  • Electronics. ...
  • Medication. ...
  • Matches and Electronic Lighters. ...
  • Electronic Cigarettes and Vaping Devices. ...
  • Jewelry. ...
  • Alcoholic Beverages Over 140 Proof. ...
  • Film.
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Do you still have to put liquids in plastic bags 2022? ›

In short, the 3-1-1 rule is: Each liquid you bring through the TSA checkpoint must be in a 3.4-ounce or smaller container ("3"), all containers must be placed inside one clear quart-size plastic bag ("1") and each passenger is only allowed one plastic bag ("1").

What is not allowed in checked luggage? ›

Flammable liquids and solids such as lighter refills, lighter fuel, matches, paints, thinners, fire-lighters, lighters that need inverting before ignition, matches (these may be carried on the person), radioactive material, briefcases and attache case with installed alarm devices.

Is lip balm considered a liquid? ›

In practical terms, lip balm wouldn't be considered a liquid.

Can I carry makeup in my purse on a plane? ›

Any quantities of dry makeup such as eye shadow and face powder are allowed in purses and carry-on bags. Liquids such as hairspray, mascara and perfume are permitted, as long as each container holds less than 3.4 ounces. Speed up your security screening by placing all such liquids in a clear resealable plastic bag.

What makeup is TSA approved? ›

Makeup in a solid or powder form is allowed in carry-on and checked bags with no quantity or size limitations. However, when packed in carry-on bags, makeup in a liquid, lotion, gel, paste or creamy form, must be in containers that are 3.4 ounces or less.

What do you have to take out of your bag at airport security? ›

Remove the 3-1-1 liquids bag and place it in the bin. Ensure pockets are empty (keys, tissues, currency, wallets, cell phones, etc.) and remove bulky jewelry (valuable items can be placed in carry-on). Remove your shoes and place them directly on the X-ray belt.

What is not allowed on a plane? ›

Firearms, ammunition, and fireworks are prohibited, as are all knives and safety razors (including pocket knives and Swiss Army knives). Straight razors and replacement blades for straight razors are also not allowed. Most tools also cannot be packed in carry-on luggage, as they have the potential to cause harm.

Do medications need to be in original container when flying 2022? ›

Prescription medications should be in their original containers with the doctor's prescription printed on the container. It is advised that you travel with no more than personal use quantities, a rule of thumb is no more than a 90 day supply.

Can you bring bottled water on American Airlines? ›

Liquids, aerosols, and gels in carry-on bags

The size of each LAG container does not exceed 3.4oz (100ml). The limit is 1 (one) liter and 10 containers per passenger. LAGs required for medical purposes or special need in containers over 100 ml are allowed.

Do you still have to take off your shoes at the airport? ›

Do You Have to Take off Your Shoes at Airport Security? Unfortunately, TSA still asks its passengers to remove their shoes when going through the screening machine. In other parts of the world, this practice was common a decade ago. But nowadays, airport security in other countries will let you keep your shoes on.

Do toiletries have to be in a clear bag? ›

Each item must be 3.4 ounces or less and must be able to fit inside a one-quart size clear zip-top bag. The limit is one bag per person. Typically, travelers put their toiletries in the bag such as shampoo, hair products, make-up and toothpaste.

Do you still have to put liquids in plastic bags 2022? ›

Liquids, gels and aerosols packed in carry-on must follow the 3-1-1 liquids rule: 3.4 ounces or less per container. 1 quart size, clear, plastic, zip top bag (all liquids must fit in bag) 1 bag per passenger.

What can you not take on a plane 2022? ›

Liquid or gel food items larger than 3.4 oz are not allowed in carry-on bags and should be placed in your checked bags if possible. TSA officers may instruct travelers to separate items from carry-on bags such as foods, powders, and any materials that can clutter bags and obstruct clear images on the X-ray machine.

Can I take nail clippers on a plane? ›

Nail clippers, nail-trimming scissors and cuticle cutters are totally fine in your carry-on bag. But if the blades are over 6 cm in length, they will need to be packed inside your checked luggage (this same rule applies to small tools such as calipers and drill bits).

Can you take condoms through airport security? ›

Condoms are allowed in hand and checked baggage in United States aircraft without any packing or quantity restrictions. Although some condoms have lube, they aren't considered liquids and aren't subject to the liquids rule when traveling in carry-on baggage.

Can you take unmarked pills on a plane? ›

3) Medication generally doesn't need to be presented or declared, but it's helpful to know exactly what you have in case they ask. The TSA does not require you to have your medication in its original prescription bottle, so traveling with a pill case does not violate any rules.

Will TSA check my pills? ›

All passenger items must undergo security screening. It is recommended that medication be clearly labeled to facilitate the screening process. You may bring medically necessary liquids, medications and creams in excess of 3.4 ounces or 100 milliliters in your carry-on bag.

Can I take hand sanitizer on a plane? ›

As a temporary exemption from the 3-1-1 rule, TSA is allowing one oversized liquid hand sanitizer container, up to 12 ounces per passenger, in carry-on bags. These will need to be placed in a bin during the screening process. Passengers may also bring hand wipes through checkpoints.

What toiletries can I take on a plane? ›

You are allowed to bring a quart-sized bag of liquids, aerosols, gels, creams and pastes in your carry-on bag and through the checkpoint. These are limited to travel-sized containers that are 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) or less per item.

Do I need to print my boarding pass before I go to the airport? ›

Depending on the requirements of airport authorities, you will need to present a mobile boarding pass, a paper boarding pass printed out by you or a paper boarding pass picked up from the check-in desk. you can print a boarding pass before you head to the airport or from any self-service kiosk once you're there.

Can I take snacks on American Airlines? ›

You're welcome to bring snacks and soft drinks to enjoy during your flight.

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