Snow globes will soon fall off the Transportation Security Administration's list of forbidden carry-on items. 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. Snow Globes?

The Los Angeles Times reports "small snow globes will receive a reprieve from the list of excluded items you can carry on a plane this summer, according to the (TSA)."


"Snow globes that appear to contain less than 3.4 ounces (approximately tennis-ball size) will be permitted if the entire snow globe, including the base, is able to fit in the same one clear, plastic, quart-sized, resealable bag as the passenger's other liquids, such as shampoo, toothpaste and cosmetics," the TSA says in a statement quoted by the Times.