Picture this scenario. You have meticulously folded and packed your clothes and other travel essentials as you prepare to head out on your dream vacation. But wait! As you approach the check-in counter, a sinking feeling sets in as you start to question if you may have packed something forbidden. I mean, you don't want to be "that person" who tries to bring some contraband on the flight, right?

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But you didn't pack a bomb, a live puppy, or another item that seems obviously forbidden, so you have nothing to worry about, right? Probably, but there are dozens and dozens of items the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has banned from your checked-in luggage.

Fear not, friend! This article is here to guide you through the labyrinth of checked baggage restrictions, ensuring your luggage sails smoothly through security and onto your awaiting adventure.

Photo by Anete Lūsiņa on Unsplash
Photo by Anete Lūsiņa on Unsplash

The good news is that a little bit of common sense goes a long way when it comes to packing your checked bag. If your gut is telling you that a particular item will not be allowed - your gut is probably right. There are, however, banned items on the list that seem relatively innocent and would catch you off guard. Some items are completely random and will have you wondering who would even try to travel with such a thing.

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So, before you head to the airport, just remember to do your due diligence and spend a little time double-checking restrictions with your airline. A little bit of prep could save you from some serious hassle. Keep in mind that the list of items below applies to your checked luggage, and it does not include all of the TSA restricted items.

20 Items Banned from Checked Bags at Indiana Airports

Avoid travel mishaps by knowing the TSA's banned items for checked luggage. Be prepared and plan ahead for hassle-free travel. 

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Because the regulation of exotic animals is left to states, some organizations, including The Humane Society of the United States, advocate for federal, standardized legislation that would ban owning large cats, bears, primates, and large poisonous snakes as pets.

Read on to see which pets are banned in your home state, as well as across the nation.

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