TSA soon to allow snow globes in carry-on bags

snowman family in a  blue snowglobe - rendering

snowman family in a blue snowglobe - rendering  (iStock )

Later this summer, you will able to pack snow globes in your carry-on luggage when you go to the airport.

The Transportation Security Administration says it will give small snow globes a reprieve from the list of excluded items you can carry on a plane this summer, according to the L.A.Times.  The trinkets now fall into the same no-no category as box cutters and knives -- unless they are stored in checked luggage.

"Later this summer, TSA expects to begin allowing small snow globes in carry-on luggage when packed in a passenger's plastic 3-1-1 bag," the agency said in a statement.

Currently, snow globes are prohibited from being brought through security as a carry-on item. Instead, any flier wishing to fly with a snow globe must put it in his or her checked luggage – or buy one from a post-security airport retailer.

The only stipulation is that the globe has to to be the same bag as your other carry . You don't get a 3-1-1 bag and a snow-globe bag," he added.

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