Prohibited or Restricted Items


Due to federal law and safety regulations, some items aren’t allowed on board your Delta flight. Explore what items are restricted or completely prohibited during travel. For details and the most-updated information on restrictions, visit the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) website, opens in a new window.





These Items are not Allowed at any Time

  • Aerosol products (such as cooking spray or anti-static spray)
  • Bleach, drain cleaners or pesticides 
  • Fireworks or explosives
  • Gunpowder like Pyrodex, black powder, mace and pepper spray or bear deterrent
  • Torch or blue flame lighters and all lighter refills
  • Fuels (like gasoline or Sterno cans)
  • Paints, stains or lubricant 
  • “Strike-anywhere” matches 
  • Meals Ready to Eat (MREs) 
  • Hoverboards, balance gliders, self-balancing boards or motorized riding suitcases that use lithium or lithium-ion batteries 
  • Items with refrigerants including refrigerators, air conditioners, freezers or dehumidifiers

Explore Restricted Items

Many items such as firearms, large batteries, food, medical equipment, machinery or other items are subject to restrictions when traveling with Delta Air Lines. If in doubt, review all relevant items before you fly.