TSA offers Super Bowl air travel tips: NO AIR HORNS!?

And keep those funky flasks and propane tanks out of your carry-ons

Pretty much if you are flying into New Jersey for the Super Bowl just bring as little as possible on the airplane with you (or into the stadium for that matter). 

But if you just can't help yourself and feel the need to bring along a little something extra, the Transportation Security Administration this week issued a little helpful advice on what NOT to bring on the airplane.

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 From the TSA blog: Items you may WANT to bring on the plane; but CAN'T:

  • Air horns: Air horns are prohibited in both carry-on and checked baggage. It's a compressed can of air which is prohibited, but can you imagine the reaction from passengers if one of those things went off in the cabin?
  • Concealment flasks: We've seen them all. Binocular flasks, beer bellies, cell phone flasks, cane flasks, pen flasks, flip-flop flasks, you name it... You may be able to sneak these into concerts and sporting events, but we'll detect them at the airport. Please purchase your libations in New Jersey if you're not going to check them in your baggage. You can however have 3.4 oz. or less bottles of approved liquids in a baggie per liquids guidelines. Read here for information on traveling with alcohol.
  • Propane tanks: Propane tanks contain a compressed flammable gas that can't be brought on the plane at all.
  • Gas heaters and stoves: These are popular items at tailgating events, but if gasoline can be smelled, the item won't be permitted. For propane powered items, see above.
  • Food Items: Here is a list of items that should be placed in your checked bags instead of your carry-on bags to comply with our liquids guidelines: Creamy dips and spreads, BBQ sauce, cheeses, peanut butter, salsa, jams, salad dressings, jellies, maple syrup, sauces, soups, wine, liquor and beer.

The TSA notes too that most fans are getting to the stadium via mass transit where TSA officers will be conducting security screening at on the way to the game. So build in an extra few minutes to your travel schedule when headed for the stadium.

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