The TSA is asking passengers to please stop bringing Batarangs onto airplanes

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Aug 2, 2016

It seems there are quite a few would-be Batmen out there, though they apparently can’t afford their own Batwings.

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is running into problems with passengers trying to bring real-life Batarangs onto airplanes in their carry-on. Turns out, Batman’s weapon of choice is not allowed on an airplane (unless it’s checked in a bag in the cargo hold). In a statement, the TSA noted Batarangs are becoming “more and more common” among passengers, and they’re still dangerous and can’t be carried on.

But any low-budget Batmen can take solace in this tidbit: “[Batarangs] can be placed in your checked baggage along with your grapple gun, bat-saw, collapsible bat-sword, and other utility belt items.” So, yeah. Budget superheroes can still globe-trot, they just have to follow the rules.

Check out the TSA’s Instagram posts below: