Federal law forbids the carriage of hazardous materials aboard aircraft in your luggage or on your person. A violation can result in five years’ imprisonment and penalties of $250,000 or more (49 U.S.C. 5124).
See examples of included restricted items below. There are special exceptions for small quantities (up to 70 ounces total) of medicinal and toilet articles carried in your luggage and certain smoking materials carried on your person. For further information, contact your airline representative.
Some hazardous materials can be flown with advance notice and by following specific guidelines. Please call us if you plan to fly with anything that might be considered hazardous. If you are unsure of whether or not it is hazardous, please call.
Hazardous materials include:
- Batteries: No unprotected, unsealed batteries, large lithium batteries, or wet batteries.
- Explosives: No explosives such as signal flares, fireworks, and sparklers.
- Flammable Liquids, Solids and Aerosols: No items such as fuel, paints, or butane lighter refills. One packet of safety matches or a lighter may be carried on board, however, “strike-anywhere matches, lighters with flammable liquid reservoirs, and lighter fluids are prohibited in cary-on and checked baggage.
- Household Cleaners and Items: No items such as drain cleaners and solvents.
- Pressurized Containers: No items such as butane fuel, scuba tanks, propane tanks, and aerosol spray cans. Limited quantities/sizes of perfumes, aerosols, and toiletries may be carried on board. Containers must be protected with a cap theta prevents release, and must not exceed 17 fl. oz each, totaling no more than 68 fl. oz.
- Weapons: No items such as undeclared or unsecured firearms; amunition; gunpowder, and tear gas. Small arms ammunition, for personal use, may be transported in checked baggage, only if declared at check-in, and packed in specially designed packaging. When making your reservation, please let us know that you intend to declare a weapon.
- Other Hazardous Materials: No items such as gasoline powered tools, camping equipment with fuel, radioactive materials (except limited quantities), poison/toxic materials, and infections substances.
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