Where Can You Find a List of TSA-Approved Airline Carry-on Items?


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A list of TSA-approved airline carry on items is available at the Transportation Security Administration's website, TSA.gov, located under Traveler Information in the Prohibited Items section. The Liquids Rule section details the rules for transporting liquid items. The TSA also offers a prohibited items app for use on mobile devices.

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Where Can You Find a List of TSA-Approved Airline Carry-on Items?
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The Prohibited Items list details items you can bring into the airline cabin, items you must check in luggage and items prohibited in both cases. The list has separate sections for sharp objects, sporting goods, guns and firearms, tools and self-defense items. The explosive and flammable materials section also lists various chemicals and other dangerous items. Most items in the explosive list are not allowed in the cabin or as cargo.

The Liquids Rule section outlines the 3-1-1 rule for carry-on items such as liquids, gels, creams, pastes and aerosols. Individual containers must hold no more than 3.4 ounces and all containers must fit in clear plastic zip-top bag no larger than 1 quart. Anything larger must be put in checked baggage. Declared medications, breast milk, baby food or formula are exceptions. The site also outlines some exceptions to the rule, such as for passengers arriving into the United States on international flights.

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