Travel company AAA estimates that more than 107 million Americans will travel for the holidays by train, plane, or automobile from now until the end of the year.
If you are planning on catching a flight, the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) has strict rules on what may be brought aboard an aircraft.
You may also be considering bringing a present or souvenir to or from your flight for family or friends. Earlier this month we told you how items that don’t make it aboard planes can land in stat surplus auctions.
More than 600 pounds of items didn’t clear Sacramento Airport security over the last several weeks. Those items included knives, stun guns, baseball bats, power tools, drill bits, flashlights, golf clubs, and other items that could be used as weapons.
If you are bringing gifts home to the holidays and aren’t sure if they can be brought aboard the plane or in your carry on, the TSA has the following guide available here.
There are also a number of food items that can and can’t be brought aboard the aircraft.
Pies, cakes, donuts, and turkey are allowed through security. However, more than 3.4 oz. of liquids including jams, jellies, and gravies will not be permitted.
The TSA suggest that you do not wrap your gifts before boarding as security may need to unwrap them which would likely be both upsetting and longer wait times for other passengers.
If you aren’t sure if the item will be allowed, you may consider checking the item. You may also send a Tweet or Facebook message with a photo to @AskTSA for help from live agents.