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  Welcome to our area for travelers. Here, you'll find information regarding: Things You Should Know, Customer Service, and TSA's Travel Center.  
 
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Things You Should Know
3-1-1 for Carry-Ons
Read our list of prohibited items.
Are you on a watch list?
Traveling with children?
Lithium batteries do not pose an explosion hazard.
 
 
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Customer Service
TSA Contact Center
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Traveler Redress Inquiry Program (TRIP)
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  New Security Procedures  
  TSA has changed security screening procedures at all U.S. airports, banning liquids and gels at security checkpoints and aboard flights.  You will not be permitted to bring any liquids or gels past the screening checkpoint or on board, with a few exceptions.  
  We allow small doses of liquid medications through the security checkpoint and onboard airplanes, a slight adjustment from the original ban, which was implemented on August 10.  
  We also now require all passengers to remove their shoes so they may be X-rayed with their carry-on bags.  
  Before you fly read our guidance on prohibited items. Here is our complete list of Permitted and Prohibited Items.  
  Beverages purchased in the boarding area beyond the screening checkpoint will not be allowed on board, and must be consumed before boarding.  
  In the event a Security Officer identifies a prohibited item in your baggage, you will be required to either place that item with your checked baggage or dispose of it at the checkpoint.  
  We suggest that you pack all liquids and gels including shampoo, toothpaste, perfume, hair gel, suntan lotion and all other items with similar consistency in your checked baggage to minimize any delays at the screening checkpoint.  
  While we can not provide a comprehensive list of items you may be carrying, to ensure the health and welfare of certain air travelers the following items are permitted to bring:  
 
Small amounts of Baby formula and breast milk if a baby or small child is traveling
Liquid prescription medicine with a name that matches the passenger’s ticket
Up to 5 oz. (148ml) of liquid or gel low blood sugar treatment
Up to 4 oz. of essential non-prescription liquid medications including saline solution, eye care products and
  KY jelly
Gel-filled bras and similar prostethics
Gel-filled wheelchair cushions
Life support and life sustaining liquids such as bone marrow, blood products, and transplant organs carried
  for medical reasons.
 
  While baby formula, breast milk, and certain medications will be permitted past the screening checkpoint and on board, please be aware that these items will be subject to physical inspection.  You will not be required to taste these liquids in the presence of a security officer.  
  Electronic Devices  
  Laptop computers, cellular phones, iPods, and other portable electronic devices are allowed on board an aircraft. These items must still be screened at the security checkpoint.  
  Cosmetic Items  
  Some solid or powdered cosmetics items are permitted past the checkpoint; however, this is left to the discretion of the Security Officer.  To minimize delays and hassle, we recommend that you pack all cosmetics in your checked baggage.  
  Please note that for flights originating in the United Kingdom, local policies regarding carry on baggage will apply.  These policies tend to be more stringent than United States policy.  You may wish to check with you air carrier for additional details on United Kingdom requirements.  
  PASSENGERS MAY NOT HAVE LIQUIDS OR GELS OF ANY SIZE AT THE SCREENING CHECKPOINT OR IN THE CABIN OF THE AIRCRAFT  
  Including beverages, shampoo, suntan lotion, creams, toothpaste, hair gel, and other items of similar consistency.  
  Such items may be transported in checked baggage  
  Passengers may have - Baby formula, breast milk, or juice if a baby or small child is traveling. Prescription medicine with a name that matches the passenger's ticket. Insulin and essential other non-prescriptive medicines.  
  Beverages purchased in the sterile area must be consumed before boarding the aircraft.  
  How every passenger can assist in security:  
 
Pack lightly, without clutter to facilitate easier screening
Arrive earlier than usual at the airport
Cooperate with TSA personnel at checkpoints and with airline personnel at all gates
Be attentive and vigilant to any suspicious activity and report it to authorities
 
  For more information, visit the Department of Homeland Security website.  
     
     
  Current Hawaii News  
 
1. FEATURE
 
 
 
Domestic Passenger Volume on Par with Prior-Year Levels for the Seven-Day Period
Despite increased airport security measures nationwide following the alleged terrorist plot involving U.S.-bound airplanes from the U.K., Hawai‘i domestic passenger volume on nonstop flights to the Islands ended the latest seven-day period (August 20, 2006) on par with prior-year levels, according to statistics published by the state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism.
Domestic passenger volume had been declining since early August versus prior year levels.
Domestic performance for the latest seven day period is especially noteworthy, considering that August
  2005 figures were some 10.4 percent higher than August 2004 passenger arrivals.
Total domestic passenger volume to Hawai‘i (which also includes returning residents to Hawai‘i) is
  currently down 1.5 percent for the month (through August 20th), though the count is still on pace to reach a record this summer
Nonstop passenger volume from Japan was nine points below prior-year levels for the seven-day period,
  but not inconsistent with past month’s trends.Japanese passenger volume is currently down 4.8 percent for the month of August (results through August 21).
Total domestic and international (excluding Canada) passenger volume was two points below prior-year
  levels for the week.Through August 20, total passenger volume is 1.9 percent below prior-year levels for August.
Passenger Volume Graph
 
 
     
 
2. HAWAII
 
 
 
CURRENT INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENTS
Domestic Air Seat Capacity Projected to Increase Ten Percent Between August and October
Domestic air seats are projected to increase 10.3 percent, while international air seats are forecasted to decline 3.2 percent during the three-month rolling period between August and October, compared to the same period last year, according to the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism (DBEDT) analysis of OAG flight schedules:
Scheduled non-stop air seats to Hawai‘i from the U.S. West are projected to reach 1.6 million between August and October, up 15.6 percent over prior-year levels.Hawai‘i’s top domestic market, Los Angeles, is expected to see a 3.9 percent increase in seats during the three-month period.However, Hawai‘i’s second largest market, San Francisco, is projected to experience double-digit declines in air seats (-10.7%).Gateways with the highest percentage increases over prior-year levels include: San Jose (+181.0%); Oakland (+152.6%); and Phoenix (+125.4%).
Scheduled air seats from the U.S. East are projected to decrease 11.9 percent between August and October.Significant drops are expected to be seen in Cincinnati (-35.1%) and Minneapolis (-20.0%), the MMA’s seventh and fifth largest gateways, respectively.The U.S. East’s largest gateway, Chicago will also experience a double-digit decrease (-18.2%), while the second largest gateway, Dallas, will see a 3.3 percent boost in air seat capacity for the period.
Jetstar Approved by DOT to Market New Honolulu-Australia Routes
Qantas subsidiary and budget airline, Jetstar, has recently received U.S. regulatory permission to commence marketing its future international long-haul services between Australia (Sydney and Melbourne) to Honolulu.Jetstar hopes to operate five weekly flights to Honolulu (three from Sydney and two from Melbourne) beginning in late November, pending all regulatory approvals.An official commercial launch date to pre-sell and market the new Honolulu service has not yet been confirmed.
Hawaiian and Harmony Announce New Codeshare Agreement
Hawaiian Airlines and Canadian airline, Harmony Airways, jointly announced a code share agreement and interline electronic ticketing system.The agreement will allow the airlines’ mutual customers to make seamless flight connections between the two carriers, as well as allow consumers to purchase single e-tickets.Harmony’s Canadian consumers, for example, will be able to make interisland connections once arriving in Honolulu.The code share effectively expands Harmony’s route system to Hawai‘i, and allows the company to book flights on Hawaiian Airlines in its worldwide computer reservations system.
 
 
     
 
3. NATIONAL / INTERNATIONAL
 
 
 
CONSUMER TRAVEL BEHAVIORS
One-Third of American Families Scale Back Summer Vacation Plans Due to Higher Gas Prices
A recent survey of 5,000 U.S. households, conducted by TNS for The Conference Board, reveals that one in three respondents (33%) have significantly changed their summer travel plans due to higher gas prices.Of those changing their plans, 74 percent will be driving less; 63 percent will be staying closer to home; 26 percent will postpone their vacation; 26 percent will shorten their vacations; and 25 percent will cancel their vacation plans altogether due to the rise in gas prices (multiple responses allowed).The Conference Board notes that the survey was conducted before the alleged terrorist plot against flights between the U.K. and U.S., and states that Americans’ summer travel plans may be further impacted by the recent threat.
Survey: Japanese Travelers Look for “Cheap, Near, Short” Vacations this Summer
According to a “Long Holiday Travel” survey conducted by Tokyo-based goo Research, an increasing number of Japanese consumers are planning their summer travel around three main criteria: 1. Cheap (tour prices); 2. Nearby (destination selection); and 3. Short (duration of travel), reported Travel Journal International.Of the over 2,000 Internet respondents, 70.0 percent stated that they wanted to travel this summer season, of which 78.5% have selected domestic Japanese destinations.The survey also notes a rise in vacations of “three days or less,” and “four to six days,” due mainly to a slight decrease in the average number of travel days this year compared to 2005.Survey results also suggest that consumers’ travel budgets have also dropped compared to last year.
 
The share of Japanese travelers visiting Hawai‘i, Saipan and Guam has fallen to 2.7% this year (from
  3.4% in 2005), according to the survey
Other top destinations, aside from domestic Japan, by share are as follows:
 
Asia, 9.5%
Europe, 4.6%
U.S. Mainland, Canada 2.8%
Hawai‘i, Saipan, Guam, 2.7%
Australia, New Zealand, 0.9%
CURRENT INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENTS
ARC:Domestic and International Airfares Increase in July
The Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) released its July 2006 operating statistics, showing that sales totaled $5.8 billion, up eight percent over July 2005.Total airfares increased in July compared to the same month last year with a strong growth in both domestic fares (+9.0%) and international fares (+7.0%).E-ticketing transactions were significant in July, with 95.6 percent of all ARC transactions being paperless during the month.Results represent ARC’s processing and settlement of travel agency and CTD sales transactions on behalf of 147 airlines and railroads.
U.S. Airlines Plan To Increase Seat Capacity This Year
For the first time since summer 2005, U.S. airlines are scheduled to increase domestic seat capacity on a year-over-year basis, according to a USA Today report.Passengers should expect to see a two percent increase in domestic seat offerings in November 2006 compared with November 2005, and a three percent increase in December 2006 compared to the same month last year.The report suggests that the increase in seat capacity reflects the airline industry’s optimism for future profits and may lead to lower airfares.
 
 
 
     
     
  What Can I Bring? (Check TSA website for updates)  
  On Tuesday, September 26, 2006, TSA adjusted the ban on liquids, gels, and aerosols.  
 
Air travelers may now carry liquids, gels and aerosols in their carry-on bag when going through security checkpoints.  
 
  Prohibited Items Brochure »
Click here to download our prohibited items brochure (pdf)
 
 
With certain exceptions for prescription and over-the-counter medicines, baby formula and breast milk, and other essential liquids, gels, and aerosols, the following rules apply to all liquids, gels, and aerosols you want to carry through a security checkpoint.
 
All liquids, gels and aerosols must be in three-ounce or
  smaller containers. Larger containers that are half-full or toothpaste tubes rolled up are not allowed. Each container must be three ounces or smaller.
All liquids, gels and aerosols must be placed in a single,
  quart-size, zip-top, clear plastic bag. Gallon sizebags or bags that are not zip-top such as fold-over sandwich bags are not allowed. Each traveler can use only one, quart-size, zip-top, clear plastic bag.
Each traveler must remove their quart-sized plastic, zip-
  top bag from their carry-on and place it in a bin or on the conveyor belt for X-ray screening. X-raying separately will allow TSA security officers to more easily examine the declared items.
 
 
  Please keep in mind that these rules were developed after extensive research and understanding of current threats. They are intended to help air travelers bring essential toiletries and other liquids, gels and aerosols for short trips. If you need larger amounts of liquids, gels and aerosols such as toothpaste or shampoo, please place them in your luggage and check them with your airline.  
  To ensure the health and welfare of certain air travelers, in the absence of suspicious activity or items, greater than 3 ounces of the following liquids, gels and aerosols are permitted through the security checkpoint in reasonable quantities for the duration of your itinerary (all exceptions must be presented to the security officer in front of the checkpoint):  
 
Baby formula and breast milk if a baby or small child is traveling;
All prescription and over-the-counter medications (liquids, gels, and aerosols) including KY jelly, eye
  drops, and saline solution for medical purposes;
Liquids including water, juice, or liquid nutrition or gels for passengers with a disability or medical condition;
Life-support and life-sustaining liquids such as bone marrow, blood products, and transplant organs;
Items used to augment the body for medical or cosmetic reasons such as mastectomy products,
  prosthetic breasts, bras or shells containing gels, saline solution, or other liquids; and,
Gels or frozen liquids needed to cool disability or medically related items used by persons with disabilities or
  medical conditions.
 
  You are allowed reasonable amounts over 3 ounces of the items above in your carry-on baggage, but you will need to perform the following:  
 
Separate these items from the liquids, gels, and aerosols in your quart-size and zip-top bag.
Declare you have the items to one of our Security Officers at the security checkpoint.
Present these items for additional inspection once reaching the X-ray. These items are subject to
  additional screening.
 
  We have also taken steps to ensure the security of the boarding areas after you pass through our security checkpoints. Therefore, any liquid, gel or aerosol, such as coffee or soda, purchased in the secure area beyond the security checkpoint is allowed aboard your plane. Please note that if you have a layover and are re-screened at your connecting airport the current rules (see above) for carry-ons apply. For more details, get the 3-1-1 for carry-ons.  
  A printable version of the prohibited items listing is available. Prohibited Items List (PDF 164 KB)  
  To effectively communicate important security information, we translated these changes into a variety of languages. Security Information In Other Languages  
  You are permitted to bring solid cosmetics and personal hygiene items as such lipstick, lip balm and similar solids.  
  We ask for your cooperation in the screening process by being prepared before you arrive. We also ask that you follow the guidelines above and try not to over-think these guidelines. Please pack liquids, gels, and aerosols in your checked baggage even if you do not normally check a bag.  
  In addition to liquids, gels, and aerosols numerous other potentially dangerous items are not permitted in carry-on baggage. We strongly encourage travelers to read more about previously prohibited items to avoid complications during screening.  
  To help you understand and navigate the new security measures, please click one of the webpages below.  
 
Know Before You Go Travel Card (PDF 528 KB)
  The Right Bag For Your Carry-on (PDF 1.2 MB)
Screening Step-By-Step (WMV 3 MB)
Female business traveler (WMV 3 MB)
Male business traveler (WMV 3 MB)
  Traveling with a baby or small child (WMV 3 MB)
Travelers with special needs (WMV 3 MB)
  medical conditions.
 
  It is unlikely that additional changes in the liquid, aerosol and gel policy will be made in the near future.  
  This security regimen applies to all domestic and international flights departing U.S. airports. Travelers should, however, check with transportation security authorities in their country-of-origin for flights originating at non-U.S. airports.  
     
     
  Makeup & Personal Items  
 
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.
 
     
     
  Medication & Special Needs Devices  
 
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.
 
     
     
  Electronic Devices  
 
Item Carry-on Checked
Camcorders (See below) Yes Yes
Camera Equipment - the checked baggage screening equipment will damage undeveloped film in camera equipment. We recommend that you either put undeveloped film and cameras containing undeveloped film in your carry-on baggage or take undeveloped film with you to the checkpoint and ask the screener to conduct a hand-inspection. (See below) Yes Yes
Laptop Computers (See below) Yes Yes
Mobile Phones (See below) Yes Yes
Pagers (See below) Yes Yes
Personal Data Assistants (PDA's) (See below) Yes Yes
NOTE: We recommend keeping fragile or expensive items with you in your carry-on bags
NOTE: Check with your airline or travel agent for restrictions on the use of these and other electronic items during your flight.
 
     
     
  Sharp Objects  
 
Item Carry-on Checked
Box Cutters No Yes
Ice Axes/Ice Picks No Yes
Knives - except for plastic or round bladed butter knives No Yes
Meat Cleavers No Yes
Razor-Type Blades - such as box cutters, utility knives, razor blades not in a cartridge, but excluding safety razors. No Yes
Sabers No Yes
Scissors - metal with pointed tips and blades shorter than four inches Yes Yes
Swords No Yes
NOTE: Any sharp objects in checked baggage should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and inspectors.
 
     
     
  Sporting Goods  
 
Item Carry-on Checked
Baseball Bats No Yes
Bows and Arrows No Yes
Cricket Bats No Yes
Golf Clubs No Yes
Hockey Sticks No Yes
Lacrosse Sticks No Yes
Pool Cues No Yes
Ski Poles No Yes
Spear Guns No Yes
For more information, please read our Traveling with Special Items section.
 
     
     
  Guns & Firearms  
 
Item Carry-on Checked
Ammunition - Check with your airline or travel agent to see if ammunition is permitted in checked baggage on the airline you are flying. If ammunition is permitted, it must be declared to the airline at check-in. Small arms ammunitions for personal use must be securely packed in fiber, wood or metal boxes or other packaging specifically designed to carry small amounts of ammunition. Ask about limitations or fees, if any, that apply. Read our Firearms & Ammunition section. No Yes
BB guns No Yes
Compressed Air Guns No Yes
Firearms - firearms carried as checked baggage MUST be unloaded, packed in a locked hard-sided container, and declared to the airline at check-in. Read our Firearms & Ammunition section. No Yes
Flare Guns - May be carried as checked baggage MUST be unloaded, packed in a locked hard-sided container, and declared to the airline at check-in. Read our section on Camping. No Yes
Flares No No
Gun Lighters No Yes
Gun Powder including black powder and percussion caps No No
Parts of Guns and Firearms No Yes
Pellet Guns No Yes
Realistic Replicas of Firearms No Yes
Starter Pistols No Yes
NOTE: Check with your airline or travel agent to see if firearms are permitted in checked baggage on the airline you are flying. Ask about limitations or fees, if any, that apply. All of the firearms listed above, as well the frame or receiver of such firearms, carried as checked baggage, MUST be unloaded, packed in locked hard-sided gun case, and declared to your airline at check-in.
 
     
     
  Tools  
 
Item Carry-on Checked
Axes and Hatchets No Yes
Cattle Prods No Yes
Crowbars No Yes
Hammers No Yes
Drills and drill bits (including cordless portable power drills) No Yes
Saws (including cordless portable power saws) No Yes
Tools (greater than seven inches in length) No Yes
Tools (seven inches or less in length) Yes Yes
Screwdrivers (seven inches or less in length) Yes Yes
Wrenches and Pliers (seven inches or less in length) Yes Yes
NOTE: Any sharp objects in checked baggage should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and Security Officers.
 
     
     
  Martial Arts & Self Defense Items  
 
Item Carry-on Checked
Billy Clubs No Yes
Black Jacks No Yes
Brass Knuckles No Yes
Kubatons No Yes
Mace/Pepper Spray - One 118 ml or 4 Fl. oz. container of mace or pepper spray is permitted in checked baggage provided it is equipped with a safety mechanism to prevent accidental discharge. For more information visit www.faa.gov., click on Passengers, then Preparing to Fly. No Yes
Martial Arts Weapons No Yes
Night Sticks No Yes
Nunchakus No Yes
Stun Guns/Shocking Devices No Yes
Throwing Stars No Yes
NOTE: Any sharp objects in checked baggage should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and Security Officers.
 
     
     
  Explosive & Flammable Materials, Disabling Chemicals & Other Dangerous Items  
 
Explosive Materials Carry-on Checked
Blasting Caps No No
Dynamite No No
Fireworks No No
Flares (in any form) No No
Hand Grenades No No
Plastic Explosives No No
Realistic Replicas of Explosives No No
Flammable Items Carry-on Checked
Aerosol (any except for personal care or toiletries in limited quantities) No No
Fuels (including cooking fuels and any flammable liquid fuel) No No
Gasoline No No
Gas Torches No No
Lighter Fluid No No
Lighters - All lighters are prohibited as carry-on items. Lighters without fuel are permitted in checked baggage. Lighters with fuel are prohibited in checked baggage, unless they adhere to DOT exemptions, which allow up to two fueled lighters if properly enclosed in a DOT approved case. If you are uncertain as to whether your lighter is prohibited, please refrain from bringing it to the airport. No No
Strike-anywhere Matches - Up to 4 books of safety (non-strike anywhere) matches are permitted as carry-on items, but all matches are prohibited in checked baggage. No No
Flammable Paints (See Other Items below for non-flammable paints) No No
Turpentine and Paint Thinner No No
Realistic Replicas of Incendiaries No No
NOTE: There are other hazardous materials that are regulated by the FAA. This information is summarized at www.faa.gov, click on Passengers, then Preparing to Fly.
Disabling Chemicals & Other Dangerous Items Carry-on Checked
Chlorine for Pools and Spas No No
Compressed Gas Cylinders - including fire extinguishers No No
Liquid Bleach No No
Spillable Batteries - except those in wheelchairs No No
Spray Paint No No
Tear Gas No No
NOTE: There are other hazardous materials that are regulated by the FAA. This information is summarized at www.faa.gov.
 
     
     
  Food & Drinks  
 
Item Carry-on Checked
Beverages brought from home or purchased before reaching the security checkpoint in containers LARGER than 3 oz. No Yes
Beverages brought from home or purchased before reaching the security checkpoint in a 3 oz. or smaller container and in your quart-size, zip-top plastic bag. Yes Yes
Beverages purchased after security screening Yes Yes
Baby formula and food, breast milk and other baby items - These are allowed in your carry-on baggage or personal items. You can take these through the security checkpoints and aboard your plane. However, you must be traveling with a baby or toddler. All items including formula or breast milk will be inspected. Learn more on traveling with children. Yes Yes
Canned or jarred goods such as soup, sauces, peanut butter, fruits, vegetables and jellies Yes - 3 oz. or smaller container Yes
Cheese in pressurized containers Yes - 3 oz. or smaller container Yes
Duty free alcohol and other items (Please see our section on Duty Free Items) Yes, but some restrictions apply. Yes
Gel based sports supplements Yes - 3 oz. or smaller container Yes
Jell-O's Yes - 3 oz. or smaller container Yes
Pudding Yes - 3 oz. or smaller container Yes
Whipped cream Yes - 3 oz. or smaller container Yes
Yogurt or gel like food substances Yes - 3 oz. or smaller container Yes
 
     
     
  Other Items  
 
Item Carry-on Checked
Gel-type candles No Yes
Gel shoe inserts - Gel shoe inserts are not permitted, but shoes constructed with gel heels are allowed and must be removed and screened. Read more on our shoe screening policy. No Yes
Non-flammable liquid, gel, or aerosol paint Yes - 3 oz. or smaller container Yes
Flammable liquid, gel, or aerosol paint No No
Snow globes and like decorations regardless of size or amount of liquid inside, even with documentation. No Yes
 
  NY Court Rebuffs Amadeus Attempt To Block Airline Fee
A U.S. district court in New York today rejected Amadeus' attempt to bar American Airlines from imposing their upcoming $3.50 per-segment fee on Amadeus GDS subscribers. The fate of a similar injunction requested by the GDS against Northwest will be determined next week. If passed, the GDS's clients must pay the fees to both carriers beginning Sept. 1—a consequence that, the GDS argued, would "gut" its U.S. operations and shift Amadeus subscribers to other global distribution systems.
 
  US Airways To Publish New Fare Classes
US Airways today announced it will publish new fare classes on Sept. 1 as its first step toward consolidating reservation systems with America West Airlines. The new fare classes—which replace separate ones used by each carrier with an "identical fare hierarchy"—impact all travel beginning Sept. 20, even on flights booked before Sept. 1.
 
  Buyers Wary Of Costs From Distribution Fallout
Travel buyers are most concerned with the pricing implications of airlines', global distribution systems' and travel management companies' efforts to shake up the corporate travel industry's distribution dynamics, according to a National Business Travel Association survey of 237 travel managers released today.
 
  US Airways Joins Distribution-Fee Bandwagon
US Airways has joined American, Continental, Northwest and United airlines in preparing a $3.50 fee on air segments booked through nonpreferred channels. Like its competitors, US Airways said the fee will be assessed beginning Sept. 1.
 
     
 

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