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Carryon Luggage Prohibited Items

To help you understand what you should or should not bring in your carry-on baggage, we have provided the following list of common items you may be traveling with. Remember, liquids, gels and aerosols are prohibited. Please leave those items at home or pack them in your checked baggage.

Makeup and Personal Items

  • Aerosol spray bottles and cans
  • All creams and lotions including Neosporin or first-aid creams and ointments, topical or rash creams and ointments, suntan lotions, moisturizers, etc.
  • Bug and mosquito sprays and repellents
  • Eye drops (See exceptions below)
  • Deodorants made of gel or aerosol
  • Hair styling gels and spray of all kinds including aerosol
  • Hair straightener or detangler
  • Lip gels such as Carmex or Blistex
  • Liquid lip glosses or other liquids for lips
  • Liquid bubble bath including gel or liquid filled bubble bath balls or bath oils or moisturizers
  • Liquid foundations
  • Liquid, gel or spray perfumes or colognes
  • Liquid sanitizers
  • Liquid soaps
  • Liquid mascara
  • Make up removers or facial cleansers
  • Non-prescription liquid or gel medicines like cough syrup and gel cap type pills (See our section on Medications)
  • Mouthwash
  • Nail polish and removers
  • Saline solution (See exceptions below)
  • Shampoos and conditioners
  • Toothpaste
Food and Drinks
  • All beverages
  • Cheese in pressurized containers
  • Duty free alcohol and other items (Please see our section on Duty Free Items)
  • Gel based sports supplements
  • Jellos
  • Pudding
  • Whipped cream
  • Yogurt or gel like food substances
Other Items
  • Gel-type candles
  • Gel shoe inserts (See exceptions below)
  • Lighters (Read our section on lighters and matches)

When preparing toiletry/personal care kits, you need to remember the 3-1-1 rule. Specifically: 3 ounce bottle or less (by volume) ; 1 quart-sized, clear, plastic, zip-top bag; 1 bag per passenger placed in screening bin.

You can find toiletry kits that obey the U.S. Travel Security Administration regulations at TravelToiletryKits.com

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