There are a lot of TSA requirements that passengers must follow to avoid travel issues. However, some of the items you can’t bring with you on your next plane ride might surprise you. Perhaps you know about the limitations on liquids, but check out this shortlist of things you should leave at home the next time you fly.
Household Cleaning Products
Most cleaning products contain chemicals that could be harmful to passengers. Bleach, for example, releases toxic fumes into the air that could make people sick when inhaled. Couple that threat with the recycled air on a plane and you’ve got a bad combination. Similarly, most household cleaning products are banned from being in your carry on or checked luggage. Other liquids, however, can be kept in your checked bags, like e-cigarette juice, but you can always leave that at home too, and find a cheap vape shop when you land.
T-Shirts with Offensive Language
Believe it or not, TSA doesn’t want you wearing any clothing that could be offensive to another passenger. In fact, one report from 2015 says TSA asked a college student to remove a shirt with offensive language or turn it inside out. So be there you’re not rocking anything that could be taken the wrong way. Avoid wearing clothes with images or text that could be considered lewd, vulgar or obscene. Otherwise, your clothing could cause a scene.
Gel Insoles for Shoes
These days, you can carry up to 3.4 ounces of liquid on the plane. However, some items that exceed the allotted amount are banned, even gel insoles for your shoes. These been some contention over this, though, and some passengers have reported that TSA has eased up on the ban of gel insoles. Unfortunately, there are still some reports from passengers that TSA in some cities still enforces the ban on gel insoles. Of course, you can still pack your insoles in your checked luggage, but those who where gel insoles frequently may be happy to hear that they can now wear them on the plane.
Preparing for Your Flight
Learn the rules so you can be ready. There may be more items you’d like to take on your flight that are prohibited by the TSA, so be sure to check specific guidelines from their website. Doing so may help you avoid a lengthy wait in the security line, as well as the potential for embarrassment.