TSA Has a Sense of Humor

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Old Apr 9, 19, 9:47 pm
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Talking TSA Has a Sense of Humor

Or at least whoever wrote the prohibited/allows list is a Star Wars fan:
From: https://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-...ing/all?page=8

License plate

  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes

Life Vest

  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes
You may bring a life vest with up to two CO2 cartridges inside, plus two spare cartridges in your carry-on or checked bag.

Light Bulbs

  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes

Light Saber

  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes
Sadly, the technology doesn't currently exist to create a real lightsaber. However, you can pack a toy lightsaber in your carry-on or checked bag. May the force be with you.
Too funny! With every other note on the type of item being dead serious, this was like finding a unicorn in the desert.

Thought it might bring some smiles. Happy flying!

Edit: Apparently there's at least someone on the staff with a great sense of humor:

Longboards

  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes

Lotion

  • Carry On Bags: Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed)
  • Checked Bags: Yes

Luggage Protection Covers

  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes
if your bag requires additional screening, our officers will need to open the covers. Our officers will make every attempt to repack items the way they were when presented for screening.

Magic 8 Ball

  • Carry On Bags: No
  • Checked Bags: Yes
For Carry-on bags: We asked the Magic 8 Ball and it told us…Outlook not so good!

For Checked bags: We asked the Magic 8 Ball and it told us…It is certain!

Magnets

  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes

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Old Apr 10, 19, 2:24 am
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Pocket Knife
  • Carry On Bags: No
  • Checked Bags: Yes
In general, you are prohibited from traveling with sharp objects in your carry-on baggage; please pack these items in your checked baggage.

Skates
  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes
Including ice skates and rollerblades.
LOL. Oh wait...

Guess people have asked...

Harry Potter wand
  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes

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Except, of course, TSA has tried to confiscate "light sabers" before. Because "They're weapons!"
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Old Apr 10, 19, 8:58 am
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Except, of course, TSA has tried to confiscate "light sabers" before. Because "They're weapons!"
Looks like there's some Star Wars fans working the security areas too then...

I guess it will be important to take documentation with some if you have them on you.

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LOL. Oh wait...
Interesting! They usually had this covered anywhere else I read.

The one thing I didn't find was UPS systems. Because of the sealed lead-acid batteries in these I've never tried to take one and have just shipped them ahead of time, but I wonder what the rule is on them since batteries are allowed to a certain extent.

I'm surprised they didn't poke fun at these:

Live Lobster

  • Carry On Bags: Check with Airline
  • Checked Bags: Yes
A live lobster is allowed through security and must be transported in a clear, plastic, spill proof container. A TSA officer will visually inspect your lobster at the checkpoint. We recommend that you contact your airline to determine your airline's policy on traveling with your lobster before arriving at the airport.

Parachutes

  • Carry On Bags: Yes (Special Instructions)
  • Checked Bags: Yes (Special Instructions)
You may transport parachutes, either with or without Automatic Activation Devices, in carry-on or checked bags.

Parachutes should always be packed separately from other baggage. If a TSA officer determines that a bag must be opened to inspect the parachute, you must be present to assist in the inspection. If you are not within the screening area, you will be paged using the airport intercom system; if you are not present to assist with screening the parachute, the parachute will not be allowed on the plane. For this reason, passengers with parachutes are encouraged to add 30 minutes to the airlines' recommended arrival window. TSA is not responsible for repacking parachutes. All parachutes should be thoroughly inspected at their end destination to make sure that the equipment is still safe to use.
This one surprised me a bit:

Lock Picks

  • Carry On Bags: Yes
  • Checked Bags: Yes
Tools that are 7 inches or less in length are allowed in carry-on bags. Please check with local law enforcement regarding traveling with this item.

Any sharp objects in checked bags should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and inspectors.

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Live Lobster

  • Carry On Bags: Check with Airline
  • Checked Bags: Yes
A live lobster is allowed through security and must be transported in a clear, plastic, spill proof container. A TSA officer will visually inspect your lobster at the checkpoint. We recommend that you contact your airline to determine your airline's policy on traveling with your lobster before arriving at the airport.


Ahh, so I CAN bring my emotional support crustacean! Good to know!
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Old Apr 16, 19, 2:06 pm
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Originally Posted by Section 107 View Post

Live Lobster

  • Carry On Bags: Check with Airline
  • Checked Bags: Yes
A live lobster is allowed through security and must be transported in a clear, plastic, spill proof container. A TSA officer will visually inspect your lobster at the checkpoint. We recommend that you contact your airline to determine your airline's policy on traveling with your lobster before arriving at the airport.


Ahh, so I CAN bring my emotional support crustacean! Good to know!
To eat later I'm assuming...YUM!
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Old Apr 21, 19, 10:32 pm
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Originally Posted by Section 107 View Post

Live Lobster

  • Carry On Bags: Check with Airline
  • Checked Bags: Yes
A live lobster is allowed through security and must be transported in a clear, plastic, spill proof container. A TSA officer will visually inspect your lobster at the checkpoint. We recommend that you contact your airline to determine your airline's policy on traveling with your lobster before arriving at the airport.

Ahh, so I CAN bring my emotional support crustacean! Good to know!
If you don't have your emotional support crustacean do you get crabby?
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Old Apr 24, 19, 6:51 pm
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Originally Posted by Loren Pechtel View Post
If you don't have your emotional support crustacean do you get crabby?
Now I happen to prefer cooking lobster in the microwave. Microwave ovens are allowed through security. Are there any rules against using a microwave oven inflight? Could make for a delightful meal, even in the cheap seats.

That + a bottle of cheap Dom courtesy of the Delta Sky Club and I'm starting to actually feel premium.
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