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Prohibited Items & Approved POC Policy

Visit the TSA web site for a complete list of items. 

  • No household items: bleaches, drain cleaners and solvents contain dangerous chemicals which can cause toxic fumes and corrosion.
  • No flammable liquids: fuel, paints, solvents, adhesives, alcoholic beverages higher than 140 proof and flammable gases such as lighter refills and camping gas might leak and cause a fire.
  • No fireworks: signal flares and other explosives which might detonate due to their sensitive nature.
  • No other hazardous materials: strike-anywhere matches, gasoline-powered tools, spray cans, self-inflating rafts, poisons, infectious substances, mace and pepper spray.
  • Wheelchairs - wheelchairs with litium ion batteries exceeding 300 Watt-hours (Wh) are not permitted.


  • Use of e-cigarettes onboard the aircraft remains prohibited at all times. E-cigarettes are not permitted in any checked baggage or in any external baggage compartment of the aircraft, as e-cigarettes have been found by the FAA to be a fire risk. 

  • Due to their potential to overheat or cause fire when activated, as determined by the FAA and ICAO, electronic cigarettes, personal vaporizers or any battery-powered portable electronic smoking device (“E-cigarettes”) are not permitted in any checked baggage or in any external baggage compartment of the aircraft.  Please inform a Cape Air agent if you have e-cigarettes in any of your baggage. Recharging of e-cigarettes and/or the batteries on board the aircraft remains prohibited at all times. 

Restrictions Due to Federal Law:  Marijuana

Although Cape Air is aware of various state laws that allow recreational or medical marijuana possession, the TSA has stated that possession of marijuana, even medical marijuana, is illegal under federal law and that it will refer passengers traveling with marijuana to law enforcement authorities. Accordingly, Cape Air does not permit the transport of marijuana on any of our flights in any market. Anyone traveling with or transporting marijuana on Cape Air flights does at his or her own risk. 

Spare Lithium Batteries: 

  • Spare Batteries (Lithium/Non-Lithium). Lithium and non-lithium dry batteries carried for personal use are permitted if protected from damage and ability to short circuit subject to restrictions herein. Because batteries present a risk of both igniting and fueling fires in aircraft cargo/baggage compartments, spare batteries are not permitted in any Checked or Gate-Checked baggage, or in any external baggage compartment of the aircraft. Please inform a Cape Air agent if you have any spare batteries (especially lithium batteries) in any of your Baggage. Spare lithium batteries may be carried if the battery’s electrical connections (or “contacts”) are protected from contact with metal or other batteries. The battery must be individually protected so as to prevent short circuits (by placement in original retail packaging or by otherwise insulating terminals, e.g., by taping over exposed terminals or placing each battery in a separate plastic bag or protective pouch). EACH battery must not exceed the following:

  • For lithium metal batteries, a lithium content of 2 grams; or
    For lithium ion (rechargeable) batteries, a Watt-hour (Wh) rating of 100 Wh.
    For lithium ion batteries, batteries which are greater than 100 Wh may be carried
    ONLY if (1) there are no more than two batteries AND (2) each battery is not greater than 160 Wh.

    Because of the risk of igniting, the below batteries are NEVER accepted for transport on any Cape Air flight under any conditions:
    a.) Damaged batteries;
    b.) Batteries subject to a safety recall;
    c.) Batteries Identified by the manufacturer as having a safety defect;
    d.) Car, boat, aircraft and motorcycle batteries;
    e.) All wet cell batteries

Lithium Battery Powered Self-Balancing Recreational Mobility Devices (“hoverboards”)

  • Because of the risk of igniting, these devices are not accepted for transport on any Cape Air flight.  Examples of lithium battery powered self-balancing recreational mobility devices include Airwheel, Solowheel and hoverboard.

Smart Bags

  • Smart Bags are prhibited unless the lithium battery is removed and carried in accordance with Cape Air’s policy on Spare Lithium Batteries. Smart Bags with non-removable batteries are not accepted.


Personal oxygen supplies, canned oxygen, and oxygen cylinders are not permitted to be used on board and Cape Air is not authorized to provide medical oxygen. Cape Air does not permit the use of Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POCs) onboard the aircraft.

POCs may be transported as a portable electronic device (PED) if done so in accordance with all of the rules which apply to the carriage of a PED (e.g. battery policies, etc). All POCs must be stowed and are not permitted to be used at any time onboard the aircraft.

Personal oxygen cylinders or canned oxygen may not be transported as checked baggage, carry-out baggage, nor carried on board the aircraft.

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machines may be transported as checked baggage or as a carry-out item.  Their use, however, is prohibited.

For any device that may, in accordance with this section, be transported, although the device must meet carry-out or carry-on size and weight requirements, these devices are assistive devices for customers with disabilities. As such, they do not count toward checked, carry-out or carry-on baggage limits and may be transported free of charge.

When connecting to or from any flight, including interline and codeshare partners, the customer is responsible for notifying and making independent arrangements directly with the other airline.

REMEMBER: This list is not all-inclusive. Carrying dangerous goods aboard an aircraft violates U.S. Federal Law. (49 U.S.C. 5124).

For more information, see our full Contract of Carriage.

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