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What’s prohibited, what’s not, under TSA list

A list of what the Transportation Security Administration will allow U.S. air travelers to carry onto airplane cabins as of Dec. 22.
/ Source: The Associated Press

The Transportation Security Administration will change the list of items passengers aren’t allowed to carry into airplane cabins as of Dec. 22. Following is a partial list of items that will and will not be allowed:


  • Scissors with blades 4 inches long or less (New)
  • Screwdrivers less than 7 inches long (New)
  • Tools less than 7 inches long, including wrenches and pliers (New)
  • Knitting needles
  • Toy weapons (if not realistic replicas)
  • Tweezers
  • Nail clippers
  • Round-bladed knives and plastic cutlery
  • Up to four books of safety matches


  • Box cutters
  • Knives
  • Tools with cutting edges
  • Tools longer than 7 inches
  • Lighters
  • Bludgeons
  • Crowbars
  • Hammers
  • Saws
  • Ice picks
  • Throwing stars
  • Bows and arrows
  • Guns