As one of our New Year’s goals for 2018, Dan and I have decided that we are going to travel more. This means we need to get our act together and start planning. This is something that Dan loves to do. He fished out his favorite whiteboard and has started covering it with ideas. Since Dan has been working really hard on mastering the German language, we have decided that we will be going to Germany this year and will stay for at least one month. As far as other trip ideas, we haven’t narrowed it down yet.
While planning, we talked about what we might bring along with us and what we would buy when we get there. This is how we came upon the somewhat amusing list of items the TSA will (and won’t) allow you to carry on an airplane, and found ourselves laughing while reading through the list. Here are some of our favorite surprising items you can carry on an airplane:
1. Bowling ball
You never know when you might want to bowl on vacation right? No worries! Bowling balls are allowed to be carried on to airplanes. However, you’ll have to make room in your checked luggage for the pins. They are a no-go for carry-on bags since they can be used as a bludgeon.
Want to make sure your spouse stays in their seat? Feel free to bring handcuffs along for your flight. Or maybe you could raise the eyebrows of other passengers and walk on the flight wearing them!
3. Life vest
Flying over water? Bring your own life vest with up to two CO2 cartridges inside. Now the only decision is whether you should wear it on the plane or put it in your bag.
4. Shock collar
I’m not really sure what to say about this one. Maybe we will assume you have a dog along for the flight?
Bringing your pet rock along for the trip? No problem! He (or she) can enjoy the flight right by your side. Or maybe you can’t bear to leave your rock collection behind? You can save some weight in your checked luggage and carry the collection on the plane.Lightsaber? Body Armor? - 11 Surprising Items You Can Carry On an AirplaneClick To Tweet
Bag a buck while vacationing? Impress your fellow passengers by carrying the antlers on the plane with you! You’ll want to check with the airline to make sure they will fit in the overhead bin or underneath the seat.
7. Body armor
Renaissance fair on your traveling agenda? You are in luck! Just pack up that body armor and feel free to carry it on the plane with you.
8. Live fish
Don’t want to leave Nemo behind when you visit the in-laws? A live fish in water is allowed after inspection by a TSA officer.
If bringing a life vest isn’t enough for you, you can also carry a parachute on an airplane. It needs to be packed separately from other items and may be unpacked and inspected by TSA, but maybe the hassle is worth it to you?
10. Magic wand
Ever wish you could get the passenger next to you to stop snoring? Just pull your magic wand from your carry-on luggage and cast a spell.
No Jedi should be caught without their lightsaber handy. Fortunately, you can pack a toy lightsaber in your carry-on bag in case stormtroopers attack mid-flight.
Now that we know what we can bring with us on a plane, we are better prepared to get in more travel this year!
How about you? Are you going to crush your New Year’s goals this year? What vacations do you have planned?
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