While there are long lists of things you shouldn’t put in your luggage, there is also a long list of odd things you can actually bring on a plane. Read on to discover what you can bring. Always make sure to check before you fly, as rules could change quickly.
Though this might be a surprise for non-hunters, bringing antlers on a plane is okay on almost any American airline. Most typically charge a small fee and required that the antlers are cleaned and correctly wrapped.
Kayaks and bikes
Many airlines let you pack sporting equipment such as bikes, kayaks, snowboards, and surfboards. It’s worth doing some checking before you carry all that heavy stuff to the airport, as not all airlines allow all these items, and certain airlines will make you take apart your equipment and pack it a specific way.
The TSA says fishing rods are allowed on as either checked or carry-on luggage, but the final decision rests with your airline. So, before you carry that fishing gear all the way to the airport, you definitely want to be sure you can really bring it on the plane.
Based on a TSA rule, cremated human remains are allowed in checked baggage or onboard. Some airlines don’t allow crematory remains as checked baggage. Again, you want to call the airline and be sure to know what the rules are before you get to the airport. For carry on, crematory remains must be in cardboard, wood, or plastic container, as metal urns may not be allowed through security.
You can put a parachute in your checked or carry-on luggage. Just be sure the rig is disconnected from other parts of your luggage. You also might want to get to the airport about an hour early in case the TSA has some questions for you.