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The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will allow the following items in carry-on bags beginning April 25, 2013:

  • Small pocket knives allowed if: 
    • The blade is no longer than 2.36 inches or 6 centimeters in length
    • The blade width is no more than 1/2 inch at its widest point
    • The knife does not have a locking or fixed blade
    • The knife does not have a molded grip
  • Small novelty bats and toy bats allowed if:
    • Bats measure less than 24 inches in length
    • Bats weigh less than 24 ounces
  • Ski poles
  • Hockey sticks
  • Lacrosse sticks
  • Pool sticks/cues
  • Golf clubs (limited to two)

Small Knives Guideline:

  • The blade length is measured as a straight line extending from the tip of the blade to the forward-most aspect of the hilt or handle.
  • The blade width is measured from the edge of the blade to the back of the blade at its widest point.

TSA Contact Center Information
Hours: Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 11 p.m. eastern time
Weekends/Holidays: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. eastern time
Email: tsa-contactcenter@dhs.gov
Phone: 1-866-289-9673

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