Restricted Items

TSA Prohibited Items

Due to increased security measures, there are many common items on the TSA's list of prohibited items for carry-on and/or checked baggage. To ensure the safety and the convenience of fellow travelers, please be sure to leave these items at home. 

If a prohibited item is brought to the checkpoint, travelers may be criminally and/or civilly prosecuted or at the least asked to dispose of the item. A TSA screener and/or law enforcement officer will determine the appropriate course of action depending on the item and the circumstances. Please understand that bringing a prohibited item to a security checkpoint — even accidentally — is illegal.

Common sense is the best guide for what to leave behind when traveling by air. Weapons of any kind, as well as everyday objects that can obviously be used as weapons, are inappropriate items in carry-on or checked baggage. Please check official government lists for the most current restrictions before taking the word of friends, family members, or others.

View the official list of prohibited items on the TSA website, call the Consumer Response Center at 866-289-9673, or email

Hazardous Materials

Certain items are considered hazardous materials and, by federal law, are prohibited from being transported on all Sun Country Airlines flights. The following items are examples of items that will not be transported by Sun Country Airlines.

Categories of hazardous materials that are forbidden aboard the aircraft in checked or carry-on baggage

  • Flammable substances
  • Explosives
  • Oxidizers
  • Poisons
  • Compressed gases
  • Corrosives
  • Radioactive materials
  • Other items displaying hazmat markings

Items that are allowed as carry-on only

  • E- Cigarettes / Vaping devices
  • One lighter or a single package of safety matches
  • Spare batteries
  • Portable charging devices

Note: If you are required to gate check your items, spare batteries must be removed. These items are not allowed in checked baggage.

Examples of hazardous material forbidden aboard the aircraft in checked or carry-on baggage

  • Lithium batteries over 160 watt hours are forbidden in checked baggage (batteries with watt hours over 100 but less than 160 need airline approval)
  • Self-balancing scooter / hoverboard
    (contain lithium or lithium-ion batteries)
  • Aerosols
  • Spray starch
  • Fireworks
  • Liquid fuels (e.g. gasoline, butane, lighter fluid)
  • Liquid oxygen
  • Torch lighters
  • Strike anywhere matches
  • Pesticides
  • Oxygen bottles or cylinders
  • Self-defense spray/mace
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices


See the Safe Travel website for more details.


For information on what can and cannot be transported on passenger aircraft, please visit the Pack Safe website. Contact Sun Country Airlines Reservations if additional information is needed.

You must declare any hazardous materials or dangerous goods you are bringing to the airline. Failure to do so violates U.S. Federal Law. Violators may be subject to a maximum penalty of five years' imprisonment and up to $250,000 (49 U.S.C. 5124).

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