Travelers Still Trying to Take Banned Batarangs on Airplanes

Posted on August 1, 2016

TSA confiscated batarangs

Batarangs are not allowed as a carry-on item but people continue to try and take them on planes. They are a TSA prohibited item because the TSA says they resemble a weapon. The TSA has posted several images of confiscated batarangs over the years. The above image was posted last year.

The TSA also posted a new image on Instagram (see below) of batarangs discovered in a carry-on bag at the San Francisco International Airport (SFO). The TSA says, "These #Batarangs were discovered in a carry-on bag at the San Francisco International Airport (SFO). While prohibited in carry-on bags, these may be packed in checked luggage."

LEGO Batman is throwing batarangs in this animated GIF.



You can put batarangs in your checked luggage. The Hollywood Reporter quotes the TSA as saying, "Batarangs are becoming more and more common and it’s important that you know they're prohibited in carry-on bags. They can be placed in your checked baggage along with your grapple gun, bat-saw, collapsible bat-sword, and other utility belt items."

A photo posted by TSA (@tsa) on



Photo: TSA