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Can I take a flashlight on a plane?Updated 2 years ago

According to TSA, you can bring a flashlight on a plane in both a checked bag or carry-on. However, there are some stipulations. With carry-on, your flashlight needs to be 7 inches or less. Anything larger will need to be checked. 

You can pack a flashlight that has a built-in lithium-ion battery or houses a lithium-ion battery in either your carry-on or checked luggage. However, any spare lithium-ion batteries must not exceed 100 watt-hours per battery and must be packed in your carry-on. 

It's possible that tactical or military flashlights may be considered weapons so be sure to check with TSA or the airline you plan on flying with. 

These are general rules to follow, but it's always best to double-check with TSA and the airline you plan on flying with. You can ask your questions to @AskTSA service on Twitter. You can also see more information on their website

It's important to remember that the TSA agent you meet at the gate has the final say in what items are acceptable to bring. 

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