16 Unusual Items You Can’t Bring through TSA Security


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Chances are you’re a savvy traveler, whether you have TSA Pre-check or CLEAR, and know the in’s and outs of TSA Security. Besides the obvious of not allowed to bring water bottles, try your luck to see how many of these 16 weird items you aren’t allowed to bring, as The Cheat Sheet describes.

Per The Cheat Sheet:

  • Magic 8 Balls: If you’re wondering if your flight is gonna arrive on-time, you won’t be able to ask your Magic 8 ball that in-flight, as this is one item that’s now allowed through TSA. Even though there’s a lot less liquid in these than the 3.4 ounces, these must be placed in checked luggage.
  • Ice Cream: We all love Cookies and Cream and Mint Chocolate Chip, but not the TSA. If you’re hoping to have ice cream inflight, it’s gonna have to be that ice cream sundae they’re serving in the first class cabin. The TSA does allow many frozen items, but if an item is slushy or partially melted, it then follows their 3-1-1 liquids rule.
  • Cricket Bats: I can only imagine how many of these that TSA has to confiscate each year! However if you’re crossing the pond and looking to bring your own bat, you’ll either need to check it through, or pick up one once you arrive in the U.K.

Do you know the rest of the list? Check out the other unusual items that TSA won’t let you bring through security.

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