Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and since we know the days before and after this holiday are some of the busiest travel times of the year, it’s safe to say the TSA line will be even more chaotic than usual. Plus, the Thanksgiving break is pretty short, so most of us won’t be checking our bags, which means we’ll have to schlep our essentials aboard the flight in a carry-on, and while there’s not a whole lot you can do to avoid the tedious security line, there are a few savvy dos and don’ts to keep in mind that’ll get you to your gate smoothly without losing any belongings along the way. In fact, we took one for the team and braved the TSA government page of restricted items to come up with a quick one sheet.
With so many items on the no-fly list (410, to be exact), we were better off asking, “what can you take on a plane?” Admittedly, whoever wrote this Transformation Administration Security page has a great sense of humor when calling out surprising no-nos, like Magic 8 Balls, saying, “we asked the Magic 8 Ball and it told us… Outlook not so good!” for carry-ons. We digress, but as we were saying, we narrowed down the TSA-approved item list to the 20 most important things to know about what you can take on a plane, from liquids to personal belongings and tech. We hope it saves you from having to throw anything away and makes the dreaded screening a little less stressful. Scroll the quick and convenient reference guide below for safe travels and happy trails.