How To Take Pepper Spray Through TSA
Travelers may sometimes attempt to board planes with self-defense items such as pepper spray and mace. However, bringing these items onto the plane is often not allowed, especially if you are unfamiliar with TSA/FAA regulations and airline policies. Below, I'll detail how to bring pepper spray through airport security and onto a plane without jeopardizing your safety or breaking the law.
PEPPER SPRAY REGULATIONS
CARRY ON BAGS
Pepper spray may not be brought in any form to your carry-on bags, as it is considered a weapon.
Terrorists could easily use pepper spray to subdue the cabin crew and other passengers. Moreover, pepper spray becomes highly flammable when used in aerosol form.
Pepper spray is allowed in your checked luggage, provided that the following conditions are met:
- The container must hold no more than 4 fl. oz. (118ml).
- An accident-preventing safety device is installed on the container.
It is also important to remember that any self-defense sprays you bring on a plane must not contain more than 2% by mass of tear gas (CN or CS).
INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS VS. DOMESTIC FLIGHTS
It is legal to purchase and possess pepper spray in countries like the United States and Mexico, as well as in Canada and the UK. You must have a license to purchase and carry pepper spray in other countries. Even if pepper spray is legal, finding an airline that permits you to put it in your checked baggage is uncommon. Avoid any difficulties at foreign airports by leaving the pepper spray at home.
Flying with Fazer
It is possible to bring pepper spray on a plane, but there are a few things to remember. You may not bring pepper spray into the cabin under any circumstances. Your container must hold no more than 4 ounces of pepper spray, include an adequate safety mechanism, and adhere to the 2% limit. Also, keep in mind that individual airlines may have different regulations that differ from TSA guidelines.
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