Can you take matches on the plane?
Common lighters do not need to be placed in your liquids, gels and aerosol quart-sized bag. Customers are permitted to carry up to one (1) book of "safety matches" in their carry-on bag. "Strike Anywhere" matches are prohibited in carry-ons. No matches of any kind are permitted in checked baggage.
Liquids Rule. You are allowed to bring a quart-sized bag of liquids, aerosols, gels, creams and pastes in your carry-on bag and through the checkpoint. These are limited to travel-sized containers that are 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) or less per item.
- Liquids and Gels. You may only carry on liquids and gels that are in 3.4-ounce containers or smaller. Liquids include toiletries such as shampoo, after-shave, hand or body lotion, mouthwash and liquid makeup. Toiletries often found in gel form include toothpaste, deodorant and lip balm or lipstick.
- The TSA's website says that you are allowed “one personal item such as a laptop computer, purse, small backpack, briefcase, or camera case.” Different airlines deem different items acceptable, but the intention is the same. American Airlines: “purse, briefcase, laptop bag OR a similar item such as a tote”
- None of the major U.S. airlines charge a fee for a personal item. A personal item is smaller in size than a carry-on and must fit under the seat in front of you. A laptop bag and purse are common examples of a personal bag. While personal bags can come in many forms, only one is permitted in addition to a carry-on.
Updated: 24th September 2018