So can you take an Xbox on a Plane? and can you bring game consoles on a plane?
The short answer is : sure !! According to TSA you can bring Xbox and video games in general in either your carry on and checked baggage without any limits or issues in your next flight.
Traveling with your game set, is much like traveling with your laptop, it requires some additional screening at the security checkpoint, and you will nee to take out your Xbox or game consoles from your backpack or carry on bag and place them in a separate bin.
in this detailed guide we will provide all the information you will need to travel with your Xbox , Xbox controller, PS4 or any other game console.
we have also prepared a smart way to pack your game console inside your carry on and checked baggage
Let’s dive right in.
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TSA Regulations About flying with Xbox
According to TSA XBox are allowed in either carry on and checked baggage without any limitations, however you should make sure that you stay on the airline size and weight limits.
I checked also twitter to see what are the TSA responses about the topic.
@Keon asked if flying with the bellow Xbox is allowed and the TSA answers that he’s good to go.
Can you take an Xbox or ps4 on a plane as carry on?
You can bring your Game console in your carry on baggage Without limits, but you should consider your airline carry on size limits, and If you want an easy access to the airplane, prepare your Xbox prior and remove it from your carry on for a separate screening.
that way when you’re in the security checkpoint you place it in a separate bin; TSA apply this rule for all electronics larger than a cell phone.
Large electronics may make the screening hard for The TSA agent , that’s the reason why they need a separate screening.
and if you still ask if can you bring an Xbox controller on a plane , yes you are good to bring your Controller in either carry on bag or checked baggage.
Can you take an Xbox on a plane in checked baggage?
You can bring your xBox or game console with most airlines in your checked bag, however it is not advised to place your fragile electronics inside your checked bag.
Checked baggage is prone for massive mishandling by the luggage handlers, in addition if you keep your Expensive electronics in your carry on bag, it can placed under the seat in front of you.
Checked bags also are more likely to be lost than carry on baggage, which is rare and most airlines won’t rest until they get back the items to the owners but don’t risk your expensive Xbox.
How do you pack an Xbox for a flight?
Before packing you should check the airline luggage size limits for example the Xbox Series S (in the image above) has a size of (14.17″ x 5.04″ x 11.5″) and most airlines personal item size do not exceed (18″ x 14″ x 8″) so it will fit perfectly under the seat in most airlines even if you add an extra layer of protection.
if you are unsure that the item will fit in the overhead bin or underneath the seat of the airplane you can contact the airline, or you can ask on twitter.
@Delta please is this size (include the size or the link to the item) of Xbox will be counted as my personal item or carry on?
if you get the answer make sure you pack your Xbox correctly, if you still own its original box that’s an advantage.
Make sure all cords are wrapped and the controller is well protected also.
Airlines Answers on Taking Xbox/ Games consoles
Final Thoughts On Taking An Xbox On a Plane.
You can take your Xbox or any kind of game console on planes in either carry on and checked baggage,However you will need to consider your airlines size limits.
And when you reach the security checkpoint you will be required to take out your Xbox for a separate secreting.
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