With Thanksgiving fast approaching, there’s a good chance you’re going to be traveling via plane to visit family and get down with some turkey. So what do you do if you want to bring a pie on the plane to Grandma’s house? Is cherry pie filling a liquid or a gel? Will the TSA let it through? Luckily, they have a handy guide on their website to let you know what is not permissible for bringing on-board during this holiday season.
Here’s the list of what doesn’t make the cut (in packages bigger than 3.4 oz):
- Cranberry sauce
- Creamy dips and spreads (cheeses, peanut butter, etc.)
- Gift baskets with food items (salsa, jams and salad dressings)
- Maple syrup
- Oils and vinegars
- Salad dressing
- Snow Globes
- Wine, liquor and beer
Special note: Pies and cakes are cool, but they are subject to additional screening.
If you need to bring that cranberry sauce with you anyway, the easiest (and most obvious) work-around is just checking it with your luggage. The easiest way to bring liquor through? Hide it in your stomach before the flight.
Happy Thanksgiving from Fly&Dine!
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