Surprising items TSA allows onto planes this holiday

Some of the items you can bring on a plane are considered weapons

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WINDSOR LOCKS, CT (WWLP) – 22News went to Bradley International Airport Friday evening to find out what the Transportation Security Administration will allow you to take on the plane this holiday, and many of the items can be used as weapons.

The TSA will confiscate your tweezers and knitting needles before you get on a plane, but they’ll allow you to carry on some holiday items that air-travelers consider more dangerous.

“I feel like people should be able to take whatever they need wherever they’re going, but I understand the concern because they’re sharp objects, and I would trust and hope that people are responsible,” says Saige Dupont of Hartford, CT.

Surprisingly, you can bring ice skates as a carry on, and TSA doesn’t specify how to store them. You can also bring snow globes, as long as it doesn’t have more than 3.4 ounces of liquid inside. That’s the size of a tennis ball. Pliers, wrenches, and screw drivers no more than seven inches in length can also be carried on a plane.

After we read this list to people here at Bradley International Airport, many of them said they’re surprised these items onto a plane, especially since most of them compromise the rule not to bring any sharps.

“That wouldn’t make any sense really, I don’t understand why people would need to bring ice skates on a plane,” says Jade Denny of West Springfield.

Bill Oldman of Cromwell told 22News, “I would think that would not be tolerated. They could be used as weapons right? So I’m surprised by that.”

If you plan on playing hockey, lacrosse, or baseball at your destination, you’ll have to check that equipment before you board.

Click here to see a full list of items you can and cannot bring onto a plane. 

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