TSA To Allow Lacrosse Sticks on Airplanes Starting April 25th

Posted on March 5, 2013 by

Categories: Equipment/Gear, Pop Culture, Sticks/Shafts


Lacrosse players have traditionally had a tough time traveling with equipment, especially on airplanes. The shafts are not only long and awkward to pack and stow, but they are also high grade metal. A six foot titanium pole won’t logically make it through security without being flagged as a potentially deadly weapon…until now. The Transportation Security Administration just announced a statement to changes on the prohibited items list. The list of new items you can carry on the plane also includes knives, hockey sticks and ski poles among others. View the TSA statement below:

“Through TSA’s layered approach to security, and to align more closely with International Civil Aviation Organization standards, effective April 25, 2013 TSA will allow knives that do not lock, and have blades that are 2.36 inches or 6 centimeters or less in length and are less than 1/2 inch in width, novelty-sized and toy bats, billiard cues, ski poles, hockey sticks, lacrosse sticks and two golf clubs as part of their carry-on baggage. This is part of an overall Risk-Based Security approach, which allows Transportation Security Officers to better focus their efforts on finding higher threat items such as explosives.”

After long feeling discriminated against and misunderstood by airlines, this is widely viewed as a win for players and lacrosse in general. How do you feel about the ban being lifted? Will you be carrying on your lacrosse stick the next time you fly? Leave a comment below.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/christopher.morris.50 Christopher Morris

    Is this just in the US?

    • New Jersey LAX

      Yup

  • http://www.facebook.com/christopher.morris.50 Christopher Morris

    Is this just in the US?

  • TampaLax8

    Is this for long poles too?

  • New Jersey LAX

    How do I travel with it? Does it count as a “bag?” Do I throw it in the overhead? I don’t want my stick to get banged up in the overheard.

  • New Jersey LAX

    How do I travel with it? Does it count as a “bag?” Do I throw it in the overhead? I don’t want my stick to get banged up in the overheard.

  • Njlax

    So how do I get a dpole on a plane?

  • Njlax

    So how do I get a dpole on a plane?

  • John

    I wish this was going into affect earlier becuase im going to florida for lacrosse over spring break. this is definietly awesome alos the novietly bats are great too.. i remeber coming from a baseball tournament i had a ovietly baseball bat that i got at the baseball hall of fame engraved with my name on it and they didnt let me bring it on the trip.. I was like 10 so i didnt take it too well

  • Camala

    Wishing it was before spring break !!!! and Dpoles will probably be held up front…. so going to be an issue for “stealing” otheres stuff…. Be nice for a nice DPole bag like golf bags to be able to stow… with name etc so you have to prove ID before they walk off with it… We ship it them UPS to the hotel we stay at — scary but it works. !!

  • Camala

    Wishing it was before spring break !!!! and Dpoles will probably be held up front…. so going to be an issue for “stealing” otheres stuff…. Be nice for a nice DPole bag like golf bags to be able to stow… with name etc so you have to prove ID before they walk off with it… We ship it them UPS to the hotel we stay at — scary but it works. !!

  • NTLAX

    Rule did not go into effect. Lax sticks still prohibited as carry on items on a plane. Can check them as has been the case. Here’s the current TSA list: http://www.tsa.gov/traveler-information/prohibited-items

  • Fe

    My daughter tried to fly today with her lacrosse stick as a carry on today and TSA would not allow it on the plane. They wanted to charge her $35 to check it.

  • LAXgoalie11

    lacrosse sticks cant be a carry-on but they can be checked baggage: http://www.tsa.gov/traveler-information/prohibited-items

  • LAXgoalie11