Traveling This Thanksgiving, Here’s The Foods You Can Take Through TSA
Are you using the fact that you have to fly to Thanksgiving dinner as an excuse to not contribute to the meal? That may not be a good enough excuse. There are actually plenty of Thanksgiving foods and popular dishes that you can in fact bring through TSA. So you can bring the dish to the meal or maybe make it home with some leftovers? I’m team leftovers every day. So what are the do’s and don’ts when it comes to traveling with food this holiday season? I’m glad you asked. Our friends at The Daily Meal sent us all the info on the Thanksgiving foods you can and can’t take through the TSA checkpoint.
So, which foods can you take through the TSA? First off nothing that can be considered a liquid or a gel. This includes sauces, gravies, syrups, and the Thanksgiving staple cranberry sauce. But if it’s solid then you’re pretty safe. Just be sure anything you are using to keep food cool isn’t a liquid. These rules apply to domestic travel within the US, internationally policies can vary. Also keep in mind that “according to the TSA, even if an item is generally permitted, it may be subject to additional screening or not allowed through the checkpoint if it triggers an alarm during the screening process, appears to have been tampered with, or poses other security concern.”
So whether you are looking to bring food to the feast or take some with you, use these guidelines to make getting through TSA as easy as it can be. Do any of these Thanksgiving foods surprise you that you can or can’t bring through TSA? Read more on this topic from the Daily Meal here. Safe travels, may your TSA lines be short and flights on time!