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(WASHINGTON) — The Transportation Security Administration would like to take this opportunity to remind you fireworks are not permitted on planes this Fourth of July weekend, or any other time of the year for that matter.

“Most fireworks are meant to fly high in the sky, but never via a commercial aircraft,” the TSA wrote on its blog. “Fireworks are explosive and incendiary, so in an effort to keep the skies safe, the FAA has prohibited fireworks from being transported in both carry-on and checked bags.”

This includes fireworks such as aerial repeater fireworks, aerial shell fireworks, firecrackers, flying spinners, chasers, fountains, bottle rockets, ground spinners, parachute fireworks, poppers, snaps, skyrockets, missiles, roman candles, smoke fireworks, snakes, strobes, sparklers, wheels and any other type of fire work you can think of.

“Remember to check your children’s bags, as they tend to sneak their favorite fireworks into suitcases and backpacks,” the TSA said.

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