13 Things You Can Bring On An Airplane That You Probably Didn't Know

Guns are allowed. Seriously.

Believe it or not, the TSA does make your air traveling experience easier in a way that you wouldn't expect. It turns out there are ridiculous items that someone can take with them on a plane as a carry-on or in their luggage. Cheapflights just came out with an infographic on this and we are adding more handy items.

Here are 13 surprising things that you are legally allowed to travel with on an airplane:


1. Small knives.

In 2013, the TSA officially allowed small pocket knives with short blades under 2.36 inches as a carry-on item onto commercial airplanes.

2. Breast milk.

It's no surprise that mothers should be allowed to bring breast milk on an airplane to take care of their infant. However, it turns out that breast milk is also allowed even if there is no infant with the mother.

3. Hair curlers.

Passengers can bring on hair curlers provided that the safety cover is securely fitted over the heating element.

4. Monkeys.

Service animals are allowed on an airplane, which also includes monkeys.

5. Camping stoves.

If you are going camping on your trip, then you are in luck because camping stoves are allowed, provided they are cleaned properly and in a checked bag.

6. Ice skates.

Despite that ice skates are basically shoes with knives on the bottom, passengers are legally allowed to take them on an airplane.

7. Box cutters.

Passengers are legally allowed to travel with box cutters in the air. However, the box cutters must be in a checked bag.

8. Tools.

Certain metal tools, under seven inches, are permitted on an airplane. You never know when you might need one.

9. Guns.

Guns can only travel in luggage that you check in. In addition, the guns must be unloaded and in a locked case.

10. Knitting needles.

If you like sewing, knitting needles are allowed with you and there are no size limits.

11. Alcohol.

There are a few rules regarding alcohol on a plane. First, you need to be of legal drinking age to bring it on and to consume. Mini bottles are fine for carry-on and you are allowed up to five liters of alcohol between 24 percent and 70 percent alcohol volume in your checked luggage as long as it is in sealable bottles or flask.

12. Umbrellas.

13. Martial arts weapons.

Nunchackus, swords and even ninja stars are allowed on airplanes if they are in checked-in luggage only.

(H/T: Lifehacker)

Cover image via iStock


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