can i take a curling iron in my carry-on with me

can i take a curling iron in my carry-on with me
KaylieVazquez asked this question 3 years ago
  • United Airlines • 10557 answers • 96% helpful

    Most problem items for carryon luggage involve possible weapons, gels, aerosols, and liquids larger than trial size. Normal grooming products are generally ok. So yes, take the curling iron and blow dryer if you want.
  • 13006 answers • 92% helpful

    This expert is helping you out because there weren't many active United Airlines experts.

    How else will you do your hair? Yes, you can take a curling iron (as long as it is electric and NOT butane) and look fabulous for your trip!
  • United Airlines • 1529 answers • 96% helpful

    Hello Kaylie Vasquez


    curling and straightening irons are common travel items we see every day at both the checkpoint and in checked bags. I am happy to report that these items, with the exception of the type that requires a butane cartridge (see below), are permitted in your carry-on and checked baggage.

    The only kind of curling and straightening irons you have to be concerned with are the types that take a butane cartridge. These are only allowed in your checked baggage, as long as you only have one and a safety cover must be over the heating element. No spare cartridges are allowed. This type of iron is not permitted in your carry-on luggage.