Last Updated on January 7, 2021
You most likely know what you shouldn’t pack in your carry-on luggage or checked bags, as per the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) rules; liquids that are larger than 100 milliliters, liquid bleach, fireworks, tear gas, sharp objects like razor blades, knives, scissors, swiss army knife, etc.
And then, of course, some items that will definitely earn you a share of weird looks at the checkpoint such as skeletons or antlers, and live animals like lobsters and fish!
Well, guess what? TSA allows you to take such items and animals with you onboard, so you don’t have to care about the funny look some people may give you!
Many more things that are otherwise considered “weird” or mistaken for prohibited items are actually acceptable on a plane, and this list of the weirdest (in a good way) things that you can take with you onboard will show you!
#1 – Skeletons/ Antlers
Artificial skeletons, that is!
If you’re an anatomy student or if you’re just someone who’s fascinated by skeletons and probably want to pack an artificial skeleton to use for a Halloween cosplay, then rejoice because TSA lets you embrace your nerdiness wherever you go!
So go ahead and pack your precious collection of fake skeleton bones in your carry-on bag or checked bag and have a happy travel!
As for antlers, you’re allowed to take them along as long as they are wrapped properly and fit in your carry-on and checked bags.
You may be charged a small baggage fee starting from $20 to carry the antlers onboard.
#2 – Cremated remains
TSA allows you to pack cremated remains in your carry-on luggage and checked baggage, but you must first submit a copy of the death certificate and cremation permit to the airport authorities before you can take them onboard.
Although American Airlines generally permit cremated human remains aboard the plane, you may have to check with your airlines just to be sure that they’re ok with it.
#3 – Falcons, live lobsters & fish
Yes, falcons can fly on a plane and if you’re a falcon trainer, or falconer, today is your lucky day!