What Items Can't Be Checked in With Luggage?


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Items prohibited in checked-in baggage include flammable items such as gasoline, and items considered dangerous such as liquid bleach. The exact limitations of checked-in items depend on various factors, such as the airline, origin and destination of the flight.

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Most items that cannot be put in checked baggage fall into two categories: flammable items and disabling chemicals. Other items considered dangerous, such as knives and firearms, are generally permitted in checked baggage, but travelers may be required to follow certain protocols to be allowed to transport them.

If an item is not permitted, the passenger will not be able to fly with it. These restrictions are laid down by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as well as by the airlines. It is also worth remembering that even if the traveler is allowed to transport the item, on arrival they are still subject to the laws and regulations of the destination.

Restrictions on the items allowed in checked luggage change on a regular basis in response to security threats. Even if items were allowed during travel before, if a passenger is unsure whether an item is allowed, it is best to check before taking the flight.

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