There is a lot of conflicting information online as to whether you can bring Lysol on a plane or not.
This is frustrating, though understandable, because the TSA state that liquids, gels and aerosols are allowed in your carry on as long as they are in a container that is no larger than 3.4oz/100ml.
However, we can confirm that you are not allowed to bring Lysol on a plane in either your carry on or checked bags.
This is because Lysol is considered flammable, so can put the safety of passengers and the cabin crew at risk.
Non-aerosol versions of the product are allowed.
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Can You Bring Lysol on a Plane?
Carry on Bags
According to the TSA’s 3-1-1 Rule, you are usually allowed to bring liquids, gels, and aerosols on a plane in your carry on bags as long as they are in containers that do not exceed 3.4oz/100ml.
In the FAA booklet “Hazardous Materials Carried by Airline Passengers and Crew members”, it is clearly stated that:
“Flammable aerosols that are not toiletry or medicinal articles or described in the other exceptions, such as aerosol laundry starch, insecticides, spray paint, cooking sprays, etc.” are not allowed.
This includes Lysol and other brands of flammable aerosol cleaning sprays.
Again, the TSA usually allow passengers to bring liquids, gels, and aerosols that exceed 3.4oz/100ml in their checked bags, but this is not allowed for Lysol and other flammable aerosol products.
Domestic vs. International Flights
The TSA may only have authority in the USA, but you will find that the same rules apply worldwide.
This is because regardless of where you are flying from/to, flammable products pose the same risk to passengers and safety crew.
So it doesn’t matter if you’re flying domestically in the USA or internationally, you will not be allowed to bring Lysol on a plane in either your carry on or checked bags.
All airlines follow TSA regulations, so this means that you cannot bring Lysol on a plane in your carry on bags (or checked bags), regardless of what airline you are flying with.
Of course, before you step onto the plane, you have to go through airport security first, in any case, where your bottle of Lysol spray will be confiscated anyway.
Can You Bring Lysol Wipes on a Plane?
Remember how we said that non-aerosol versions of the product are allowed?
This means that you can bring Lysol wipes in both your carry on and checked bags with no size or quantity limits without running into any issues, as you don’t have to pack them in your single quart-sized liquids bag.
This also applies to other disinfecting wipes.
For example, you can bring Clorox wipes on a plane.
Can You Bring Hand Sanitizer on a Plane?
Before the Covid pandemic, the 3-1-1 Rule applied to hand sanitizer, which means that it was only allowed to be packed in your carry on if the bottle was no larger than 3.4oz/100ml.
As of April 2020, you can now bring hand sanitizer on a plane in your carry on bags.
The TSA state that they now allow passengers to bring “one liquid hand sanitizer container, up to 12 ounces per passenger, in carry-on bags until further notice.”
If the bottle of hand sanitizer is larger than 3.4oz/100ml, it will need to be screened separately.
Can You Bring Disinfectant Sprays on a Plane?
According to TSA regulations, you can pack disinfectant sprays (as long as they are non-flammable) in both your carry on and checked bags, though if packed in your carry on, the bottle must not exceed 3.4oz/100ml.
What Other Items Are Not Allowed on a Plane?
There are some liquids that, even if under 3.4 oz/100ml, you are forbidden from bringing them on a plane.
Liquids that are forbidden include:
- Most flammable liquids
- Most toxic liquids
- Aerosols that do not qualify as toiletries
- Alcoholic Beverages over 70% ABV (140 proof)
- Spray Paint
- Spray Starch
- Cooking Spray
These items are forbidden because they are considered dangerous substances that could put the flight crew and passengers at risk.
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