WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (WWLP) – Before you board your plane home, know what you can and can’t bring on the plane.
Some might be surprised to see what the TSA classifies as carry-on items. 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 seven inches in length. You can also bring e-cigarettes.
One Connecticut television station 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 the on-air quiz. She was asked if ice skates were allowed on board, and she said no. When they 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, Connecticut. “You might as well be allowed to bring a knife!”
They then asked traveler Diane Steullett of Stafford, Connecticut, if screwdrivers are allowed on a plane, so long as they are less than seven 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.