You can actually bring some insane things on an airplane

One of the most stressful parts of travelling is the baggage checks. It’s not like I’ve got anything to hide, but the TSA terrifies me. I’m not sure if they’re gonna be cool with the stuff I’ve got in my bag for my flight, or if I’m gonna be sent to secondary because I’ve got a cheese sandwich in my bag.

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If you’re a hunter and you’ve bagged some trophy antlers, you can technically bring them with you on the plane, if they fit the size requirements.

You’d expect these to be banned or frowned upon as some sort of weapon, but instead, if they’ll fit in the overhead bin, they’re fair game.

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Camping Stove
You’d never guess that this would be allowed on the fight, but it’s totally fine.

Just need to make sure it’s been cleaned and the fuel has been emptied. If it still smells like propane, they might confiscate it, so scrub it, and you’ll be fine. Fuel still needs to go under the plane though.


I definitely think that tools could be used as a weapon, and it’s surprising that the TSA doesn’t entirely think so. In fact, you can take common tools with you onto the flight, as long as they’re under 7 inches.

If you’ve got a prized socket-wrench set that you can’t afford to part with, it’s gonna be safe with you in the cabin.


Car Parts
Anyone who loves cars and has been searching for just the right piece to finish that rebuild, can breathe a sigh of relief. The TSA allows passengers to travel with most car parts that will fit in to the appropriately sized luggage.

You can even bring an entire engine, if it fits. Just make sure it’s clean and empty of fuel.


Fishing Pole
Not everyone gets on a plane to go relax on a beach. Some are flying to a beautiful body of water with their trusty rod, to get some tranquil fishing in.

Airlines will let you bring your rod onto the plane, as long as it fits in a carry-on. Your hooks need to be checked though.

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Small scissors
Given how dangerous this could be, you’d think that scissors would be a ‘hard no’ from the TSA. Except, it isn’t. There are some restrictions, sure, but they’re not banned.

As long as the blade is smaller than 4 inches, you’re good to keep it in your bag. Just to be safe though, maybe make sure they’re safety scissors.


Fake Bones
This is definitely a weird item, but not a banned one. According to TSA rules, you can bring fake bones on the flight, no matter how legit they look.

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Live Fish
Outside of support animals, live fish are the only other animal you’re allowed to bring into the cabin. As long as the fish is in a spill-proof container that is clear and plastic, the TSA won’t give you a hard time.

You’d just need to hold it the entire time, because you don’t want that in the overhead bin.


Roller skates and ice skates are one of the items that travellers most inaccurately assume you can’t take on a plane. I’m sure, if you’re feeling creative, you can find a way to be threatening with an ice skate, but it’s not a big deal.

The TSA is cool with you bringing these aboard for your next skating adventure.


Safety Matches
This one surprised me. Safety matches are totally ok on an airplane, as long as it’s not more than one book/box. Oddly enough, you’re not allowed to have matches in your checked luggage.


Water/Nerf guns
Surprisingly enough, these aren’t an automatic no. While it seems impossible to consider that toy guns would be okay on a plane, it’s up to the discretion of the TSA.

As long as they stay in the bags, and the water guns are empty of liquid, you’ll be ok. Keep in mind though, the TSA could ban very specific toys if they think it’s an issue, at any time. So you might be able to bring those nerf guns on vacation, but might not be able to bring them back, if you know what I mean?


Dunno about you, but when I go somewhere new and special, I like to collect a souvenir like sand, rocks or shells. As it turns out, the TSA is okay if you do this.

As long as it’s secured and stored safely, you and your kids, can bing as much sand as you want home.


Whether it’s because you’re worried about the flight, or you’ve packed your own and are going skydiving/paragliding at your destination, you’re allowed a parachute on the plane.

You just need to make sure it’s separated from other luggage, and discretely packed. You don’t want other passengers seeing that you’ve got a parachute with you. It doesn’t look good.

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Cremated Remains
This one makes sense. If you have the remains of a loved one, you should keep it in your carry on, in the cabin, where it’ll be safe.

Otherwise you’ll have some stupid shit happen to you, like with NFL player A.J. Francis, who had his mother’s ashes spilled all over his suitcase by the TSA.

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Vietnamese Pot-Bellied Pig
Service animals and emotional support animals are one thing. This. This is something else.

In 2016, a passenger on US Airways had a 300-pound pig as a support animal, and it was allowed on a flight from Philly to Seattle.

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Sex Toys
This seems like a recipe for disaster, but your sex toys are totally ok in your carry on. In fact, the TSA prefers you keep them with you, rather than underneath the plane. Just note, there’s a 7 inch limit on those.

Just make sure they’re turned off and the batteries are separate during baggage check. On the plane, however, it’s fair game to hit the mile-high on your own.

Via The Travel & This is Insider

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