WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (WWLP) – Before you board your plane home, know what you can and can’t bring on the plane.
22News investigated what the TSA classifies as carry-on items. Surprisingly, many items compromise the rule of not allowing sharps on an aircraft.
Ice skates are allowed on a plane, along with disposable razors. Screwdrivers, wrenches and pliers are allowed, so long as they are less than 7 inches in length. You can also bring e-cigarettes.
22News went to Bradley International Airport to quiz a couple of travelers about what the TSA considers a carry-on item. Some people were surprised about what made the cut.
Suzie McGhee from Atlanta, Georgia took our on-air quiz. We asked her if ice skates were allowed on board, and she said no. When 22News told her that ice skates are allowed on a plane, she told us, “I think that’s alarming. I would think that those wouldn’t be allowed. They’ve got large blades on them.”
“I think that’s crazy,” says Michael McLaughlin from New Milford, CT. “You might as well be allowed to bring a knife!”
22News then asked traveler Diane Steullett of Stafford, CT, if screwdrivers are allowed on a plane, so long as they are less than 7 inches in length. She correctly answered, “Yes, [TSA] does allow it.”
McGhee was still stumped, when she learned disposable razors are allowed on an aircraft. “Well I would’ve brought mine! That’s shocking.”
TSA will confiscate lighters, knitting needles, and tweezers. If you plan on bringing a hockey or lacrosse stick, or baseball bat, you’ll have to check that equipment before you board.