By Keith Laing - 06/30/14 01:46 PM EDT
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is warning airline passengers who are traveling for the July 4 holiday to leave their fireworks at home.
FAA Administrator Michael Huerta said Monday that federal rules prohibit passengers from carrying fireworks in either their carry-on or checked luggage.
“Safety is our top priority and we want everyone to arrive at their destination safely,” Huerta said in a statement. “The public can help us by leaving these dangerous items out of their luggage.”
The AAA has predicted that 3.1 million U.S. residents will take flights over the July 4 holiday.