Snow Globes To Be Allowed In Carry-On Luggage Soon, TSA Says

snow globe tsaLater this summer, the TSA will permit snow globes inside carry-on luggage, the Los Angeles Times reports. Currently, those tiny globes of holiday fun are in the same category as nunchucks, handguns and billy clubs – not welcome in carry-on baggage.

Current law prohibits “snow globes and like decorations regardless of size or amount of liquid inside, even with documentation” in carry-on baggage.

There’s a catch, however. The globes must still fill the 3-1-1 rule.

“Snow globes that appear to contain less than 3.4 ounces (approximately tennis-ball size) will be permitted if the entire snow globe, including the base, is able to fit in the same one clear, plastic, quart-sized, resealable bag as the passenger’s other liquids, such as shampoo, toothpaste and cosmetics,” the TSA told the Times.

Sadly, gel candles are still not allowed – and be sure to leave the nunchucks at home.

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