Things that shouldnt be Packed or Carried on an Airplane
Many common items used everyday in the home or workplace may seem harmless, however, when transported by air, they can be very dangerous. In flight, variations in temperature and pressure can cause items to leak, generate toxic fumes or start a fire.
Do Not Pack in Luggages or carry on board:
Fireworks: Signal Flares, sparklers or other explosives
Flammable Liquids or Solids: Fuel, paints, lighter, refills, matches
Household items: Drain cleaners and solvents
Pressure containers: Spreay cans, butane fuel, scuba tanks, propane tanks, Carbon dioxide Cartridges; self inflating rafts.
Weapons: Firearms, ammunition, gunpowder, mace, tear gas or pepper spray
Other Hazardous Materials: Dry ice, gasoline-powered tools, wet-cell batteries, camping equiptment with fuel, radioactive materials ( except limited quantities), poisons, infectious substances
It’s The law…
You must declare your hazardous materials to the airline, air package carrier, or U.S. Postal Service. Violators of Federal Hazardous Materials regulations (49 CFR Parts 171-180) may be subject to a civil penalty of up to $25,000 for each violation and, in appropriate cases, a criminal penalty of up to 500,000 and/or imprisonment of up to 5 Years.
Hazardous materials are prohibited in luggage or carried on board.
There are certain exceptions for personal care, medical needs, sporting equiptment, and items to support physically challenged passengers. For example:
Personal Care items containing hazardous materials (e.g., flammable perfume, aerosols) totaling no more than 75 ounces may be carried on board. Contents of each container may not exceed 16 fluid ounces.
Matches and lighters may only be carried on your person. However, “strike-anywhere” matches, lighters with flammable liquid reservoirs and lighter fluid are forbidden.
Firearms and Ammunition may not be carried by a passenger on an aircraft. However, unloaded firearms may be transported in checked luggage if declared to the agent at check-in and packed in a suitable container. Boxed small arms ammunition for personal use may be transported in checked luggage. Amounts may vary depending on the airline.
Dry ice (4 pounds or less) for packing perishables, may be carried on board an aircraft provided the package is vented.
Electric wheelchairs must be transported in accordance with airling requirements. The battery may need to be dismounted.