Can You Take Sparklers On a Plane Carry-on / Checked Baggage? 2024

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Sparklers are beautiful and popular items for celebrations, but can you bring sparklers and fireworks on planes?

Here is a quick answer:

All types of sparklers and fireworks are not permitted in either carry-on or checked bags, sparklers and fireworks contain fuel and oxidizers so they can be dangerous if they are mishandled or stored improperly.

This post will cover everything about traveling with sparklers and if there are any alternatives for taking sparklers on planes, and answers to some related questions.

Let’s get straight into it.

Can You Take Sparklers On a Plane?

The TSA Rules for Sparklers on Planes

Sparklers and fireworks come in many varieties, and according to the TSA and the FAA sparklers, fireworks, low-grade fireworks, party poppers, party bombs, snaps or flying lanterns are not permitted in both carry-on and checked bags.

So you can’t bring them through the security checkpoint.

Here is a screenshot from the TSA website.

TSA sparklers and  fireworks rules
Screenshot from the TSA website
FAA fireworks and sparklers rules
Screenshot from FAA website

I also checked the TSA social media to find out about other types of sparklers.

This passenger want to bring sparkler candles for a birthday party, but the TSA customer service replied that “Sparkler candles aren’t allowed in either carry-on or checked bags”

TSA answer about taking sparkler candles in a suitcase

Daisy wanted to pack around 300 sparklers for a wedding.

The TSA answer about taking sparklers for wedding on a plane

The response Daisy got from the TSA was unchanged, sparklers are not permissible on planes.

In case a passenger is not familiar with the rules and bring sparklers or fireworks to the airport the airport security will have them confiscated.

Overall, the best way to bring sparklers to your destination it is to ship them with a company that transport dangerous goods like Fedex, order online or purchase them in a local store at your destination.

If you are ordering sparklers for a wedding or a celebration, then it is recommended to order them online at least 1-2 months before the wedding or the celebration date.

Sparklers will take some time to arrive as they are not approved to be transported by air or by water, they can only be shipped via ground.


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Sparklers and fireworks Carry-on bags Checked bags
Colored sparklers, crackling sparklers, whistling sparklers and gold sparklers❌ Not Allowed ❌ Not Allowed
Rocket, Roman Candle, Fountain, Catherine Wheel, Mine, Cake and Barrage fireworks❌ Not Allowed ❌ Not Allowed

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Take Sparklers And Fireworks On International Flights 

You can’t take sparklers, consumer fireworks or display fireworks on a plane in international flights.

You should also check the local regulations of your destination country, if you are planning to buy and use fireworks or sparklers.

Each country has its specific regulations on the use and selling of sparklers and fireworks.

Final Thoughts On Taking Sparklers On a Plane.

Generally, sparklers, firecrackers, bottle rockets, poppers, M-80s, firecrackers and Roman candles are not allowed on planes in both carry-on and checked bags.

All types of sparklers and fireworks are considered dangerous items and will not be transported on air.

I would recommend leaving your sparklers or fireworks at home and buying new ones at your destinations, and if you really need to transport them you can ship them ahead of time or order them online.

Some times attempting to bring a large quantity of fireworks may get you in trouble and could result in fines or legal consequences. 

So be safe.

We hope this helps

Happy travels

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