Transportation of hazardous materials
Federal law forbids the carriage of hazardous materials aboard aircraft, in your luggage, or on your person. A violation can result in 5 years imprisonment and penalties of $250,000 or more (49U.S.C. 524).
Dangerous items we don’t allow on board
There are some items that are simply not safe to transport aboard an airplane. If there’s a question as to whether it’s safe to bring on board, then you should probably leave it at home. But for more information, you can visit the following resources:
- Federal Aviation Administration (FAA): PackSafe
- Transportation Security Administration (TSA): What Can I Bring?
- U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT): Air Travel Tips
Federal laws don’t allow you to pack hazardous materials in your checked or carry-on bags. Some common examples include:
- Bags that are self-balancing or self-riding
- Camping equipment containing fuel
- Defense sprays like mace, pepper sprays (including bear spray), and tear gas
- Explosives like fireworks, gunpowder, flares, and flare guns
- Ready-to-eat meals (MREs) with a flameless heater
- Shock absorbers
- Smart bags with non-removable batteries
Dangerous items that have some restrictions
Personal items such as deodorant, hairspray, nail polish, perfume, and certain medicines can be brought on the plane but with restrictions. If you’re packing them in your carry-on bag, each container can’t be more than 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters). You should also place them in a clear, quart-sized bag. If you’re packing these items in your checked bag, each container can’t be more than 16 ounces. And there’s a limit of 70 ounces total for each Customer.