For obvious reasons, security at airports have become a lot more strict and prohibiting that before. There are many things that are not allowed to go on the plane at all and others things that may only go in your checked luggage. There are information lists for prohibited items on airport websites as well as the national airport safety sites. To make things easier, we have decided to compile a list of a few things that can go in your checked luggage.
Liquids – Liquids are restricted to 3-oz. when carried in your carry-on luggage. However, there is no restriction on liquids and gels that are put in your checked luggage. If you have special beauty products, food items, or wine, it is best to pack them in your checked luggage.
Firearms – Most airlines allow firearms to be transported in checked luggage. No firearms are allowed in carry-ons. Make sure that you inform the checkpoints of your firearm and also any ammunition. Even if the airline allows transportation of a firearm, it may not allow transport of ammunition. Be sure to check in any ammunition that you are taking on the plane. Before you go to the airport, find out what they allow and do not allow when it comes to firearms.
Sharp objects – Sharp objects like nail clippers, knives, pick axes, razors, scissors, and swords are not allowed in the cabin. These items can be packed away safely in your checked luggage, but you will have no access to them until you reclaim your luggage on the other side.
Tools – Tools are allowed to be packed in checked luggage. They are not allowed in the cabin. Certain exceptions are made for tools that are less than 7 inches long. These can include screwdrivers, pliers, and wrenches.
Sports equipment – Special sports equipment like bats, sticks, bows, skis, arrows, and other odd sized and shaped equipment must be checked into your checked luggage. They will probably cost you extra if you want them in the cabin. Rather pack them separate and send them with your checked luggage.
This information should help you get started but be sure to contact the airline if you are traveling with something that might cause problems.