Anyone who flies in the U.S. knows about the TSA’s 3-1-1 rule for liquids. And common sense tells us that you can’t carry obvious weapons like a gun or sword on a plane. (Or most of us anyway – the TSA seized nearly 4000 guns from carry-on bags at checkpoints in 2017.)
But besides the obviously banned items, there’s a lot of weird and not so obvious items that are banned from carry-on bags by TSA regulations – and even Federal law.
Drills & Drill Bits: Apparently someone at the TSA has seen the movie Body Double. (just kidding!) You’ll have to put your drill and bits in your checked bag to fly. However, just to keep things complicated…if your drill is a rechargeable with a lithium ion battery, and the battery is more than 100 watt hours, you’ll have to carry the battery in your carry-on bag.