No matter what far-off destination you might be flying to, before you can get to the airport, you need to pack a bag.

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Of course, clothes are on the packing list. Toiletries too. And let's not forget about all the gadgets and the charging cords that go with them. But what about some of the items you're thinking about bringing?

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We all know there are certain things you can't bring on a plane at all. Then, there are things you can't bring in your carry-on. But, did you know there are also things you can't bring in your checked bag either?

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What do you do if you learn you have one of these items? Do you chuck it in the bin and chalk it up as a loss? Do you see if there's a different, legal way, to bring it onto the plane?

Items You Can't Put Into Your Checked Bag at Michigan Airports

The TSA says that planning ahead and not packing certain items at all are going to be your best bet.

Planning ahead and packing properly can facilitate the screening process and ease your travel experience at the airport. Know what you can pack in your carry-on and checked baggage before arriving at the airport by reviewing the lists below. Even if an item is generally permitted, it may be subject to additional screening or not allowed through the checkpoint if it triggers an alarm during the screening process, appears to have been tampered with, or poses other security concerns.

So before you head off to Detroit Metro Airport, or any Michigan airport for that matter, we did the work for you. Grab your packing list and make sure that none of these items are going to be in your checked bag because TSA is going to say that it's not going to fly.

19 Items Absolutely Banned from Checked Bags at Michigan Airports

There are certain things you can and cannot bring onto a plane. And some of those items depend on where you pack them. We all know that you can't bring certain things in a carry-on, but did you know that there are some things that can't even go in your checked bag? Here are 19 items that Michigan TSA says ain't gonna fly.

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