We recently discovered the TSA’s interesting Instagram feed, where they share information on what can and cannot be packed in carry on. They also share some of the more unusual items that they have confiscated recently. We thought these might be of interest to you and have collated ten recent bizarre items…
This replica of @AMCTheWalkingDead’s “Lucille” was discovered recently in a carry-on bag at Atlanta (ATL). The barbed wire is actually made from rubber and the blood is fake (we hope). However, baseball bats are prohibited from carry-on bags and must be packed in checked luggage. #TWD #Negan We’re just glad Lucille wasn’t thirsty.
Is this some kind of confangled rotisserie contraption for turkeys? Nope. These are Sai. If you’re a #TeenageMutantTurtle fan, you’ll know the Sai as Raphael’s weapon or choice. If you still have no clue, a Sai is a weapon used for striking, bludgeoning and punctures. Whatever it is you use them for, please know they must be packed in checked baggage. These were discovered in a carry-on bag at Boise (BOI). #TheMoreYouKnow
We’ve heard (from a friend) that machetes are not only good for divvying up a turkey, but they’re also a great way to split your stubborn sweet potatoes before they’re cooked. If you’re traveling with your trusty machete, be sure to pack it in your checked baggage (the bags that go in the belly of the aircraft).This one was discovered in carry-on bag at San Diego. #ThanksgivingTravel
These are just a few of the 70 firearms discovered in carry-on bags last week at airports around the nation. 61 were loaded. While firearms are prohibited in carry-on bags, you can pack them in your checked baggage as long as you meet the packing guidelines: bit.ly/travelingwithfirearms – See a detailed list of firearms discovered this week by clicking on the link in our bio.
Have you ever debated about whether or not you can pack a certain kitchen gadget? Like this mandolin for example? Fret no more! Now you can simply snap a picture and tweet it to @AskTSA or send it via Facebook Messenger and our team will get back to you promptly with an answer. If you’re a regular follower of this account, I’m sure you can think of many situations where it would have behooved somebody to send us a picture first. And that’s not all. Contact us about any TSA related issue or question you might have. We can even help you with TSA Pre✓® issues. We look forward to answering your questions, 8am-10pm ET weekdays; 9am-7pm weekends/holidays. #AskTSA #TSATravelTips #ThanksgivingTravel
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