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What can I not take on an airplane?

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April 07, 2014 4:40PM

DO NOT PACK in your luggage or carry on board the following materials: FIREWORKS Signal flares, sparklers or other explosives FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS OR SOLIDS Fuel, paints, lighter refills, matches HOUSEHOLD ITEMS Drain cleaners and solvents PRESSURE CONTAINERS Spray cans, butane fuel, scuba tanks, propane tanks, Carbon dioxide cartridges, self-inflating rafts, Aerosols: Polishes, waxes, degreasers, cleaners, etc. * Corrosives: Acids, cleaners, wet cell batteries, etc. * Flammables: Paints, thinners, lighter fluid, liquid reservoir lighters, cleaners, adhesives, camp stoves or portable gas equipment with fuel, etc. * : Fireworks, flares, signal devices, loaded firearms, gunpowder, etc. Radioactives: Beta scopes, radio pharmaceuticals, uninstalled pacemakers, etc. * Compressed gases: Tear gas or protective- type sprays, oxygen cylinders, divers' tanks (unless they're empty), etc. * Infectious substances * Poisonous materials: Rat poison, etc. FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION May not be carried by a passenger on an aircraft. However, unloaded firearms may be transported in checked luggage if declared to the agent at check in and packed in a suitable container. Handguns must be in a locked container. Boxed small arms ammunition for personal use may be transported in checked luggage. Amounts may vary depending on the airline. Note: In the United States, federal law applies to aircraft and to the secure areas of the airport such as the gate areas. State or local laws concerning the carrying of concealed or unconcealed weapons do not apply. Attempting to enter these areas with weapons may lead to your arrest. EXPLOSIVES-WEAPONS Ammunition, gunpowder, mace, tear gas or pepper spray. POCKET KNIVES Knives with a blade length in excess of four inches (10.2 cm) are not allowed on board aircraft in the U.S. Also prohibited are weapons such as throwing stars, swords, or other items commonly used in martial arts competitions. These items may be transported in checked luggage. It should be noted that laws regarding the carrying and transportation of the above items vary between states and countries. Check the laws of your destinations before departure. OTHER HAZARDOUS MATERIALS Dry ice, gasoline-powered tools, wet-cell batteries, camping equipment with fuel, radioactive materials (except limited quantities), poisons, infectious substances There are certain exceptions for personal care, medical needs, sporting equipment, and items to support physically challenged passengers. For Example: PERSONAL CARE ITEMS Containing hazardous materials (e.g. flammable perfume, aerosols) totaling no more than 75 ounces may be carried on board. Contents of each container may not exceed 16 fluid ounces. MATCHES AND LIGHTERS May only be carried on your person. However, "strike-anywhere" matches, lighters with flammable liquid reservoirs and lighter fluid are forbidden. DRY ICE 4 pounds or less for packing perishables, may be carried on board an aircraft provided the package is vented. ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIRS Must be transported in accordance with airline requirements. The battery may need to be dismounted. Further restrictions may apply to the above items. Some items may be shipped as air cargo. If you are unsure whether the item you wish to pack in your luggage or ship by air is hazardous, contact your airline representative and with the FAA especially not smoker bomb firework things or water guns. If you have small children, do not under any circumstances bring any water guns!