Surprising Items That Won’t Make It Through Airport Security
11 Unexpected Carry-On Items Prohibited by Airport Security
11 surprising items not allowed as carry-on through airport security
As fashion lovers prepare for their glamorous holiday getaways, they must not overlook the essential task of packing their carry-on bags. While we all have our favorite stylish items to bring, there are certain surprises that fashion enthusiasts may not be aware of. So, let’s uncover some of the most shocking items that are prohibited by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and add a dash of humor to this informative journey!
1. Magic 8 Ball – A Future Fumble
Imagine the disappointment of fashionistas when they discover that their trusted Magic 8 Ball is forbidden in their carry-on bags. According to the TSA, these mystical orbs are not destined for the clouds, but rather for the checked bags. “For carry-on bags: We asked the Magic 8 Ball and it told us… Outlook not so good,” the TSA hilariously declares. However, for checked bags, the answer is infinitely more positive – “It is certain!” Talk about a magical, baggage-claim surprise!
2. Christmas Crackers – A Loud Fashion Faux Pas
Traditional British Christmas crackers, those festive cardboard tubes filled with goodies and creating a bang when pulled, are unfortunately deemed unacceptable companions on airplanes. These noisy delights, according to TSA guidelines, are off-limits in both carry-on and checked bags. So, leave the pops and cracks behind and opt for a more fashion-forward travel experience.
3. White Bean Soup – Soup-er Restrictions
Soup aficionados, beware! While you might think it’s comforting to carry your favorite white bean soup on your flight, TSA regulations beg to differ. As bizarre as it sounds, soup is allowed only if it’s in a container of 3.4 fluid ounces or less. Anything more and you’ll have to add it to your checked bags. Looks like fashionistas will have to savor their soup cravings post-flight, with a sense of humor, of course.
4. Samsung Galaxy Note 7 – A Fiery Fashion Fiasco
One might expect explosive fashion on the runways, but certainly not on commercial flights. The infamous Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones were banned by the Department of Transportation due to safety concerns caused by their propensity to catch fire. With the recall in 2016, this fiery fashion statement was left grounded. However, fear not, technology lovers, for Samsung has ensured a fitting end by rendering these devices utterly unusable through a software update. Talk about a high-tech fashion fail!
5. Alcohol – The Proof is in the Prohibition
As fashion lovers jet off to exotic destinations, they may dream of sipping an extravagant cocktail at 30,000 feet. However, TSA regulations restrict alcoholic beverages with more than 70% alcohol (that’s over 140 proof) from being packed in both carry-on and checked bags. Sorry, but your golden grain dreams of a boozy travel experience must be set aside. However, you can still enjoy alcoholic beverages within the acceptable limits – up to 5 liters in checked bags and 3.4 liquid ounces in carry-ons. Perhaps a stylish, miniature cocktail is in order!
6. Foam Toy Swords – The Battle for Baggage
Fashionistas who appreciate a little playful swordplay should take note: foam toy swords are no match for TSA rules. These soft, harmless weapons are banned from carry-on bags, but can be securely packed in checked bags. Surprisingly, fashion lovers can still bring their lightsabers on board, adding a touch of intergalactic chic to their travel ensemble. Just remember, the fashion police permit lightsabers, not foam swords!
7. Scissors – The Cutthroat Carry-On Conundrum
When it comes to scissors, TSA guidelines can be a bit snippy. Full-sized scissors are a no-go for carry-on bags, but don’t fret, stylish nail scissors are allowed as long as they are less than 4 inches in length from the pivot point and properly wrapped or sheathed. Whether you’re a fashionista cutting-edge or just cutting threads, always follow the TSA’s fashion-forward scissor rules!
As we bid adieu to these surprising items left on the runway of airport security, let’s remember that TSA officers have the authority to prohibit or confiscate any item that they deem a security threat. So, while it may be humorous to imagine a Magic 8 Ball whispering secrets from the depths of a carry-on, it’s important to comply with these regulations to ensure everyone’s safety.
Now that you’re armed with this knowledge, be sure to pack your fashion-forward carry-on bags wisely, avoiding these surprising style spoilers and embracing the journey with a smile. Happy travels, style mavens!