Can I Bring 3-ring binders on a Plane ?

You want to travel with a 3 Ring Binder on carry-on baggage but you don’t know the rules ? Maybe, because of the metallic rings ? Don’t worry because we have the answer that comes directly from TSA.

A 3 Rings Binder

NOTICE: This article is specifically for individuals traveling to or within the United States of America.
The following information is based on the guidelines from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the body that oversees the security of the traveling public in the United States. These rules apply whether you’re flying into, out of, or within the U.S.

What TSA says about traveling with a 3 Ring Binders on a plane?

While no dedicated page exists on TSA’s website website regarding wheter if we can bring with us on the plane 3 ring binders or not, the question was asked at X and TSA answered that it is allowed in carry-on baggage.

Of course, it is also allowed on checked baggage.

Here’s a screenshot about the communciation and the tweet itself :

ASK TSA's answer about 3 ring binders

Rules of TSA about traveling with “3 Rings Binders” as of May 07, 2024

Again, you are allowed to bring it with you on Carry-on and Checked baggage.

What about the rules for your destination?

While TSA guidelines are clear, it’s also crucial to check the regulations of your destination country. Some countries might have specific restrictions or guidelines about sporting equipment or items that could be used for climbing. To stay informed, consider:

You can also get additional information about your destinaton : Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations by visiting the IATA Travel Center

Stay Updated on TSA Travel Rules

This page reflects the TSA guidelines as of your latest update. We commit to keeping you informed about any changes to these rules.For the most current guidelines, we recommend:

  • Visiting the TSA’s official page.
  • Contacting TSA on Twitter: @AskTSA
  • Contacting TSA on Facebook Messenger:
  • Contacting TSA via Apple Business Chat: AskTSA
  • Sending TSA a message: Text “Travel” to AskTSA (275-872)

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