What? You can’t take that on a plane

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10 surprising things you can’t take on a plane

Waiting in line at airport security sometimes feels like a game of dice, nervously wondering what they are going to find wrong with your belongings. Sure they are meant to be keeping us safe, but sometimes it seems just plain ridiculous to have to lose some items. I’ll never forget losing my beloved vegemite to English security. I am sure it’s because Marmite is so foul.

Here are 10 surprising items that definitely won’t get past security on your next flight.


Breast milk and baby formula are fine, but soup has to follow the 3.4-ounce packaging rule. That’s not much soup.

Things You Cant Take On A Plane - Soup


If you are traveling for Thanksgiving, don’t bring your signature gravy! No matter how thick that gravy is, it is considered a liquid.

Peanut Butter

Hold an open jar of peanut butter over your head and the chances of the contents dripping out on you are fairly slim. However, TSA does consider this delicious spread a liquid.

Things You Cant Take On A Plane - Peanut Butter

Foam Toy Sword

It’s considered a weapon which means you won’t get it on board. But the lightsaber is ok.

Things You Cant Take On A Plane - toy sword

Snow Globes

The snow globe is a classic souvenir found in nearly every corner of the world, but if yours is larger than a tennis ball, you’d better check it, otherwise no luck here.

Magic 8 Ball

My son loves his Magic 8 ball, but according to the TSA, it has to be checked.

Things You Cant Take On A Plane - Magic 8 Ball

Bowling Pins

Your bowling pins have to be checked, but you can take your bowling ball on… crazy, I know.

Golf Clubs

Make sure you invest in a good carrying case for these valuable babies because they aren’t allowed on board with you.

Offensive T-shirts

TSA and flight attendants both enforce this rule and a shirt with profanity or vulgar imaging is most likely to be banned.

Pets Under Eight Weeks Of Age

If you have a brand new furry family member under eight weeks of age, then delay your flight or find a friend to care for your little creature because your fur baby can’t come. If your dog is old enough to fly, then make sure you check for breed restrictions and appropriate dog care.

surprising things you can’t take on a plane - dog

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