An improvised explosive device training kit was discovered in a checked bag at the Honolulu International Airport this week, according to The TSA Blog.
Transportation Security Administration officials say they understand that instructors and others in this type of business need these items, but instructors who need to travel with inert explosives training aids should plan ahead and contact their preferred shipper about mailing the items to their destination.
The TSA reminds travelers that if an item looks like a real bomb, grenade, mine, or other explosive, it is prohibited. When these items are found at a checkpoint or in checked baggage, there may be significant delays because explosives detection professionals must resolve the alarm to determine the level of threat.
Even if the items are novelty items, travelers cannot bring them on a plane.