Prohibited and restricted items

Many common items used every day in the home or workplace may seem harmless; however, when transported by air, they can be very dangerous. Variations in temperature and pressure during a flight can cause items to leak, generate toxic fumes, or start a fire.

We have placed the following restrictions on carrying or checking the following items:

Items marked with a green "OK to Pack" are OK to pack as noted.

Items marked with a red "Do Not Pack" are prohibited from your carry-on and/or checked baggage.

Note: If an item is allowed in carry-on baggage, but not allowed in checked bags, the item MUST remain with you in the cabin or be removed before your carry-on bag is placed on the à la cart or given to an employee at the gate or onboard to place in the Checked Baggage compartment.

Prohibited and restricted items checklist table
Item(s) Carry-On Bag Checked Bags
Alcohol (More than 3.4 oz.) Do Not Pack View restrictions
Battery-operated self balancing devices - two-wheel electric boards (hoverboards), gliders, electric unicycles, or intelligent scooters Do Not Pack Do Not Pack
Breast milk mothers traveling with or without their child OK to Pack OK to Pack
Camping/outdoor equipment
containing camp stoves with the residue of flammable liquid, camp fuel cylinders, strike-anywhere matches, insect sprays, propane heaters, etc.
Do Not Pack Do Not Pack
Dry/wet ice View restrictions View restrictions
Electronic smoking devices
must be set in safety mode to prevent accidental ignition Battery operated or USB-charged cigars, cigarettes, e-cigarettes, or pipes that simulate smoking
OK to Pack Do Not Pack
Explosives
Fireworks, gunpowder, signal flares, sparklers, or other explosives
Do Not Pack Do Not Pack
Flammable liquids or solids
Fuel, paints, lighter refills, strike anywhere matches, Sterno, self-heating meals such as MREs
Do Not Pack Do Not Pack
Household items
Drain cleaners, solvents, other caustic or corrosive solids or liquids
Do Not Pack Do Not Pack
Internal combustion engines Outboard motors, chainsaws, generators, gas powered weed eaters Do Not Pack Do Not Pack
Liquids, gels, or aerosols 3.4 oz. (100ml) or less packed per TSA regulations "This indicates a link to an external site that may not meet accessibility guidelines." OK to Pack OK to Pack
Liquids, gels, or aerosols More than 3.4 oz. (100ml) and/or not packed per TSA regulations "This indicates a link to an external site that may not meet accessibility guidelines." Do Not Pack OK to Pack
Liquids, gels, or aerosols Purchased Beyond the Security Checkpoints OK to Pack OK to Pack
Lithium batteries Checked bags may only contain batteries installed in electronic devices OK to Pack Do Not Pack
View restrictions
Marijuana Do Not Pack Do Not Pack
Matches/lighters One book of safety matches or one common lighter OK to Pack Do Not Pack
Other hazardous materials
Gasoline-powered tools, wet-cell batteries, radioactive materials, poisons, infectious substances
Do Not Pack Do Not Pack
Perishable/trophy items View restrictions View restrictions
Personal air purifiers
Do Not Pack OK to Pack
Pool chemicals
containing hazardous, oxidizing or reactive materials.
Do Not Pack Do Not Pack
Pottery, glass, or wood
ANY articles made of pottery, glass, or wood may not be carried on board flights departing from Mexico or Cuba
Do Not Pack OK to Pack
Pressurized containers
Avalanche airbag systems, butane fuel, scuba tanks, propane tanks, C02 cartridges, self inflating rafts
Do Not Pack
View restrictions
Do Not Pack
View restrictions
Printer and toner cartridges
16 oz or greater, to/from Canada
Do Not Pack Do Not Pack
Sharp objects
Knives, cutting instruments - including carpet knives, box cutters, folding or retractable blades, ice picks, straight razors, metal scissors with a cutting edge of more than four inches, pliers larger than seven inches
Do Not Pack OK to Pack
Styrofoam containers OK to Pack Do Not Pack
Weapons
Firearms, ammunition, mace, tear-gas, or pepper spray
Do Not Pack View restrictions

Many of the items above are classified as dangerous goods by the US Government and are prohibited from being placed in your baggage. Also prohibited are boxes marked as containing hazardous materials. If you are reusing a box, carefully look at all 6 sides and completely remove or cover up any indication of hazmat, such as "ORM-D" or a hazardous diamond. The shipment of unauthorized dangerous goods may result in criminal or civil penalties. For further information, contact Alaska Airlines Reservations at 1-800-252-7522 .

Know the TSA rules

Please refer to the prohibited items section of tsa.gov "This indicates a link to an external site that may not meet accessibility guidelines." for a complete list of items which are federally restricted from being carried onboard our aircraft by the Transportation and Security Administration (TSA).

Carriage of Marijuana

While some states allow recreational or medical marijuana possession within their borders, possession of marijuana continues to be illegal under federal law. Accordingly, Alaska Airlines does not allow guests to transport marijuana on any of our flights.