Thanksgiving Foods You Can Bring With You On An Airplane

November 25, 2019

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Flying for Thanksgiving can be tricky, especially if you are charged with being a special dish you make year after year.  Crowded airports and cramped airplanes can make that a challenge, so here are some travel tips from the airlines as well as travel experts on how to get that famous Thanksgiving dish to its destination safely. If you are bringing a pumpkin or other pie, you can either check it in your luggage or take them on the plane as a carry-on. Experts recommends wrapping it in plastic, placing it inside a sturdy cardboard box, and swaddling the box in a blanket or bubble wrap. If you’re toting it by hand, make sure the packaging is sturdy enough to survive security checkpoints, overhead bins, and additional TSA screenings. Speaking on TSA, the typical rule for liquids also applies to Thanksgiving sauces and spreads too. So you'll have to check cranberry sauce, gravy, jams, and jellies if they’re stored inside a receptacle that’s larger than 3.4 ounces. You can bring them on the plane in your carry-on if they’re transported in a 3.4-ounce container and placed inside a sealed, clear, quart-sized zip-top bag (just like your shampoo). That 3.4 ounce rule applies for wine too. So your bottle(s) will need to go in your checked baggage. You can prevent potential disasters by storing bottles in a hard suitcase, lining the interior with soft clothing, and wrapping the bottles in even more clothing before tucking them inside the suitcase's middle. Believe it or not, you can bring a turkey, turduckens, and other poultry, whether fresh or frozen either in your checked baggage or as a carry-on. So long as they are packed in a maximum of five pounds dry ice and the cooler or shipping box doesn't exceed your airline's carry-on size allowance. If the meat is packed in regular ice, it must be completely frozen as it goes through security. When it doubt, contact your specific airline with questions on what you can and cannot bring with you.

SOURCE: Mental Floss

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