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pepper spray

pamtennyson
New Arrival

Can you carry pepper spray in checked baggage on Southwest?

 

Thanks

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Re: pepper spray

basslaw2010
Active Member

The TSA allows for one 4 oz container of pepper spray to be checked so you should be able to check it on a Southwest flight.

Re: pepper spray

TheMiddleSeat
Rising Star
Solution

While TSA allows it, Southwest does NOT allow it in checked or carryon baggage.  

 

"Southwest Airlines currently prohibits self-defense sprays on any flight regardless if it is checked or carried on."

https://www.southwest.com/html/customer-service/baggage/checked-bags-pol.html

 

--TheMiddleSeat

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Re: pepper spray

basslaw2010
Active Member

Thanks for that correction. I hate that I put out incorrect information...

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Re: pepper spray

TheMiddleSeat
Rising Star

@basslaw2010 not a big deal, we're all here to learn and I know I've had a few oops moments. You did say "should" so that gets you off the hook 😛 Always great to see more people get involved in the Community.

 

--TheMiddleSeat

 

Re: pepper spray

KiwisMom99
New Arrival

I travel as a healthcare professional and am often traveling by car at 3 or 4 a.m., so wanted to bring pepper-spray (Mace) and my Taser/stun gun - NEITHER are accepted by Southwest Airlines. 

Bummer. 08/11/2019

Re: pepper spray and stun gun (Taser)

KiwisMom99
New Arrival

I travel as a healthcare professional and am often traveling by car at 3 or 4 a.m., so wanted to bring pepper-spray (Mace) and my Taser/stun gun - NEITHER are accepted by Southwest Airlines. 

Bummer. 08/11/2019

Re: pepper spray and stun gun (Taser)

TheMiddleSeat
Rising Star

@KiwisMom99 I quickly checked American, Delta, United, and Frontier and only Frontier allowed one small pepper spray container in a checked bag. Seems like Southwest's rules are pretty standard for the industry.

 

--TheMiddleSeat