Some common items can be considered dangerous on a plane. Use the tool below to see which items aren’t allowed, which have been recalled and what items we allow with restrictions. Read more about our dangerous items policy.
There are rules for traveling with items that are considered dangerous. Make sure you know what items are allowed, what items aren’t and what items have been recalled before your next trip. Get started by selecting one of the categories above.
We allow avalanche packs that have a lithium battery under 100WH as checked or carry-on bags. If you’re checking an avalanche pack, you must remove the battery. An agent will inspect and approve your pack before we allow it on board.
Avalanche packs that contain 1.4s and CO2 aren’t allowed as checked or carry-on bags.
You can pack the following batteries in checked and carry-on bags. Make sure you pack them in a way that will prevent short circuiting.
Nickel metal hydride
Recalled, damaged or defective batteries aren’t allowed on the plane.
Before your flight, check the specifications of any batteries you plan to travel with.
If the energy capacity of your battery is not shown in watt-hours (Wh), multiply the battery’s voltage (V) by its capacity in ampere-hours (Ah).
(V) x (Ah) = (Wh)
If the capacity is shown in milliampere-hours (mAh), divide this number by 1,000 to get ampere-hours (Ah). Once you have ampere-hours, use the first calculation to get watt-hours.
(mAh) ÷ 1,000 = (Ah)
We allow personal devices that have lithium batteries in checked and carry-on bags. They must be less than 100-watt hours.
We allow up to two lithium batteries with a max of 160 watt-hours.
You must separate loose lithium batteries. Place each battery in its own cover. You can use the original retail packaging, plastic bags, or protective pouches. You can also insulate the batteries by taping over exposed terminals.
Spare batteries can’t touch metal objects like coins, keys, or jewelry. Try not to crush, puncture, or put pressure on the battery.
We do not allow:
E-cigarettes or personal vaporizers
Power banks (including those installed in “smart bags”)
Loose lithium batteries
If you decide to check your carry-on bag at the gate, you must remove any lithium batteries and power banks.
We allow liquid nitrogen in checked and carry-on bags if the bags are vented. You can’t pack it with another dangerous item, like an infectious substance. Liquid nitrogen is only accepted in dry shippers.
Gas-powered tools and equipment
We only allow gasoline-powered tools and equipment if:
They’re brand new
You remove the fuel source
You purge the fuel and provide a letter from the company that purged the fuel
Some household items are flammable or corrosive. We don’t allow the following items in checked or carry-on bags:
Aerosol items, like spray paint, household cleaners and pesticides
Matches (the strike-anywhere kind)
Paint (only certain kinds)
We allow medicinal or toiletry aerosol cans if:
They don’t go over 16 ounces per container in checked bags
They don’t go over 3 ounces per container in carry-on bags
Vehicles, hoverboards and rideable suitcases
We don’t accept any devices that are designed to be used like a vehicle. Here is a list of examples:
Smart balance wheels and boards, like hoverboards, airboards and skateboards
Self-balancing wheeled devices like Segways
Battery-assisted bikes like e-bikes
Motorbikes or motorcycles
Electric powered scooters
Rideable or motorized suitcases
We accept one inflatable life jacket as a checked or carry-on bag. It must be carbon dioxide-powered, and you must put the CO2 cartridges in a checked bag.
We’ll also accept:
Two small nonflammable gas cylinders fitted into the life jacket
Two small spare cartridges
If the life jacket has flares or flare guns attached to it, you must remove them.