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Matches (safety)

Safety matches, waterproof matches

Quantity Limits: One book/packet of matches in carry-on or on the person. When a carry-on bag is checked at the gate or at planeside, any matches in the carry-on must be removed from the bag and kept with the passenger in the aircraft cabin.

Strike-anywhere matches are forbidden.

See the regulation: 49 CFR 175.10(a)(2)