Re: Taking hookah with me on vacation?
I used to work for TSA as a screener. DO NOT pack coals in carry on or checked baggage. Coals are HAZMAT and are not permitted. If I were you I would call ahead and ask about the hookah, it could easily be considered drug paraphernalia, and would be removed from the bag. It all depends on who is looking at the bag, and if they're familiar with what a hookah is.