Prohibited or Restricted Items

Other Possibly Hazardous Items

The following items are not considered "dangerous goods" and are allowed when packaged properly, in accordance with TSA regulations and subject to standard carry-on and checked bag allowance:

  • Knitting/scissors
  • Hiking or trekking poles
  • Knives/swords
  • Hair dryer/Straightener
  • Hair spray
  • Sunscreen/bug spray
  • Batteries
  • Food as a carry on
  • Fishing hooks
  • Fragile glass items

Further restrictions may apply to the above items, please visit the TSA, opens in a new window website for more information.


Please remember that infectious substances, poisons and radioactive materials are not permitted.

  • Heat-Producing Items — We allow battery-operated underwater torches (diving lamps) and soldering irons, 7 inches (18 cm) or less in length, as carry-on baggage only.
  • Mercury Barometer or Thermometer — These items are allowed if carried by a representative of a government weather bureau or similar official agency, and as carry-on baggage only.

If you have one of the above 2 items or an item that is not listed in the Restricted Items section, but think it might be a "dangerous good", please contact Delta's Dangerous Goods Department ten days in advance to confirm the item is allowed on the flight. For immediate questions, please contact Reservation Sales.

Additional resources to assist you can be found on the FAA, opens in a new window websites.