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An Assortment of Weird Stuff Travellers Try to Take on Airplanes (24 pics)

Posted in Random » Weird   15 Jul 2014   / 7722 views

Throwing knives (in hollowed-out ninja book)

Airport: Washington Reagan

Ninja books are permitted, throwing knives are not.

Comb daggers

Airports: Boston Logan and Lambert—St. Louis

Bullet and gun knives

Airport: Yuma

All knives (including knives that look like guns) are prohibited in carry-on bags.

Grenade-shaped vaping device

Airport: Salt Lake City

Ecig’s and vaping devices ARE permitted in your carry-on and checked bags. Unless they look like a grenade…

Knuckle knives

Airports: JFK and Honolulu

Loaded firearms

Airports: Many

These are just a few of the 150+ loaded firearms discovered in carry-on (not checked) bags in June.


Airport: Chicago Midway


Airport: Port Columbus

Octagonal sais (top) and shukos (bottom)

Airport: Chicago Midway

Martial arts weapons are prohibited in carry-on bags and are illegal in certain areas of the country.


Airport: Chicago O’Hare

Pepper spray gun

Airport: Chicago O’Hare

Utility knife blades (in a Scooby-Doo greeting card)

Inert projectile

Airport: Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky

Please keep in mind that if an item looks like a real bomb, projectile, grenade, mine, etc., it is prohibited.

Firearms, ammunition, and accessories

Airport: Houston

Loaded 5.7 x 28mm pistol

Airport: Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

Narcotics (in a hollowed-out book)


While TSA is not looking for narcotics, we report them to the proper authorities when they are discovered.

Lipstick knife, hatchet knife, push dagger, and gun knife

Airports: Denver (lipstick knife), Burlington (hatchet knife), Chicago O’Hare (push dagger), and Charlotte (gun knife)


Airport: Denver

Meat cleaver

Airport: Lambert—St. Louis

Throwing stars (shuriken)

Airport: Dallas Love

Knuckle blade

Airport: Newark Liberty

Loaded firearm

Airport: Memphis

This loaded firearm (discovered in Memphis) is one of the 18 firearms discovered in carry-on bags on 6/4/14. That’s a record for the number of firearms discovered in one day. A total of 47 firearms were discovered this week; 36 of those were loaded.


Airport: Newark Liberty

Loaded firearm

Airport: Bozeman

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