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US Airline Regulations - Personal Items Permitted Aboard a Flight
Carry-on or Check?

Following the August 10, 2006 plot to bomb up to 10 passenger planes bound for the US from the UK, all passengers will be subject to new hand baggage restrictions and security screening, according to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Visit - New Airport Security Carry-on Regulations to see changes to carry-on restrictions.

Item
Carry-on Checked
Aerosol spray bottles and cans Yes - 3 oz. or smaller container Yes
All creams and lotions including Neosporin or first-aid creams and ointments, topical or rash creams and ointments, suntan lotions, moisturizers, etc. Yes - 3 oz. or smaller container Yes
Bubble bath balls, bath oils or moisturizers Yes - 3 oz. or smaller container Yes
Bug and mosquito sprays and repellents Yes - 3 oz. or smaller container Yes
Cigar Cutters Yes Yes
Corkscrews Yes Yes
Cuticle Cutters Yes Yes
Deodorants made of gel or aerosol Yes -3 oz. or smaller container Yes
Eye drops - You are allowed to carry a 3 oz. or smaller container of eye drops in a clear, one-quart plastic bag. There is no restriction on the amount you may carry, but containers greater than 3 oz. must be declared to the Security Officer and cannot be carried in your clear, one-quart bag. Yes Yes
Eyeglass Repair Tools - including screwdrivers. Yes Yes
Eyelash Curlers Yes Yes
Gel-filled bras and similar prosthetics - Gel-filled bras may be worn through security screening and aboard aircraft. Yes Yes
Hair styling gels and spray of all kinds including aerosol Yes - 3 oz. or smaller container Yes
Hair Straightener or Detangler Yes - 3 oz. or smaller container Yes
Knitting and Crochet Needles Yes Yes
Knives - except for plastic or round bladed butter knives. No Yes
Lip gels such as Carmex or Blistex Yes - 3 oz. or smaller container Yes
Liquid lip glosses or other liquids for lips Yes - 3 oz. or smaller container Yes
Liquid bubble bath including gel or liquid filled Yes - 3 oz. or smaller container Yes
Liquid foundations Yes - 3 oz. or smaller container Yes
Liquid, gel or spray perfumes and colognes Yes - 3 oz. or smaller container Yes
Liquid sanitizers Yes - 3 oz. or smaller container Yes
Liquid soaps Yes - 3 oz. or smaller container Yes
Liquid mascara Yes - 3 oz. or smaller container Yes
Make up removers or facial cleansers Yes - 3 oz. or smaller container Yes
Mouthwash Yes - 3 oz. or smaller container Yes
Nail Clippers Yes Yes
Nail Files Yes Yes
Nail polish and removers Yes -3 oz. or smaller container Yes
Non-prescription liquid or gel medicines like cough syrup and gel cap type pills - You are allowed to carry up to 3 oz., of eye drops in a clear, one-quart plastic bag. Volumes greater than 3 oz. must be declared to the Security Officer and cannot be carried in your clear, one-quart bag. For more details see read our information on liquid medications Yes Yes
Personal lubricants - You are allowed to carry up to 3 oz., of eye drops in a clear, one-quart plastic bag. Volumes greater than 3 oz. must be declared to the Security Officer and cannot be carried in your clear, one-quart bag. Yes Yes
Safety Razors - including disposable razors. Yes Yes
Saline solution - You are allowed to carry up to 3 oz., of eye drops in a clear, one-quart plastic bag. Volumes greater than 3 oz. must be declared to the Security Officer and cannot be carried in your clear, one-quart bag. Yes Yes
Scissors - plastic or metal with blunt tips. Yes Yes
Scissors - metal with pointed tips and blades shorter than four inches in length. Yes Yes
Shampoos and conditioners Yes - 3 oz. or smaller container Yes
Toothpaste Yes - 3 oz. or smaller container Yes
Toy Transformer Robots Yes Yes
Toy Weapons - if not realistic replicas. Yes Yes
Tweezers Yes Yes
Umbrellas- allowed in carry-on baggage once they have been inspected to ensure that prohibited items are not concealed. Yes Yes
Walking Canes - allowed in carry-on baggage once they have been inspected to ensure that prohibited items are not concealed. Yes Yes
NOTE: Some personal care items containing aerosol are regulated as hazardous materials. The FAA regulates hazardous materials. This information is summarized at www.faa.gov.

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Source - Transportation Security Administration

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