7 Things You Can Stash in Your Carry-On—and 4 You Definitely Can’t
Knowing exactly what you can—and can’t—bring can be a mystery. We spoke with TSA experts to learn the ins and outs of a hassle-free security line experience.
Allowed: most booze
Yes, it’s a long flight—but if you need a drink to get through it, can we interest you in 17 tips on drinking a little less? Because here’s some sobering news: Even in checked luggage, TSA regulations prohibit alcoholic beverages clocking in at 70 percent alcohol by volume (140 proof) and higher, because they’re considered a fire hazard. Lower proofs are allowed— after all, passengers are allowed to buy alcohol after security and bring it on the plane—but you cannot actually drink that alcohol. FAA regulations state: “No person may drink any alcoholic beverage aboard an aircraft unless the certificate holder operating the aircraft has served that beverage.”