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REFERENCE GUIDE FOR ALLOWED ITEMS?

Craftychick
New Arrival

Haven't flown in 20 years.  Does SWA have a TSA approved reference guide for items such as medications, toiletries and electronics?  Also I knit and want to do so during my flights/layovers.  Are bamboo needles allowed?  

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Re: REFERENCE GUIDE FOR ALLOWED ITEMS?

dfwskier
Top Contributor
Solution

Hello.

 

Southwest does not have a list, but TSA has one. It's not very user friendly, but it does have a search function so that you can see what TSA has to say about individua items.

 

https://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/whatcanibring/all

 

Edit add: I just looked and was surprised to see that TSA DOES allow knitting needles in either carry on or checked baggage. I was surprised becasue one cannot carry "long" screwdrivers on the plane (presumably because one could stab someone with one), but does allow similarly long knitting needles.

Re: REFERENCE GUIDE FOR ALLOWED ITEMS?

Craftychick
New Arrival

Hello and thank you so much for your assistance as well as the link!

Re: REFERENCE GUIDE FOR ALLOWED ITEMS?

Craftychick
New Arrival

You read my mind!

Re: REFERENCE GUIDE FOR ALLOWED ITEMS?

TheMiddleSeat
Top Contributor

@dfwskier wrote:

I was surprised becasue one cannot carry "long" screwdrivers on the plane (presumably because one could stab someone with one)


My guess on screwdrivers isn't that they're worried about stabbing, but actually disassembling parts of the plane, one screw at a time. "Who unscrewed the wing?!?!?"

 

--TheMiddleSeat

Re: REFERENCE GUIDE FOR ALLOWED ITEMS?

Craftychick
New Arrival

Hilarious!  I was howling at some of the things they've had to accommodate in their list.  Lol