Thanksgiving Food Items That Can Travel on a Plane

Thanksgiving travel is on the rise and more people are headed to the airport to fly over to see their loved ones this holiday season.

With holiday travel on the rise, the Transportation Security Administration has detailed the Thanksgiving food items you can bring in your carry-on, and what needs to go into your checked luggage.

In their press release, they stated which foods can be carried with you on the airplane.

Thanksgiving foods that can be carried through a TSA checkpoint

Baked goods. Homemade or store-bought pies, cakes, cookies, brownies and other sweet treats
Meats. Turkey, chicken, ham, steak. Frozen, cooked or uncooked
Stuffing. Cooked, uncooked, in a box or in a bag
Casseroles. Traditional green beans and onion straws or something more exotic
Mac ‘n Cheese. Cooked in a pan or traveling with the ingredients to cook it at your destination,
Fresh vegetables. Potatoes, yams, broccoli, green beans, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, beets, radishes, carrots, squash, greens
Fresh fruit. Apples, pears, pineapple, lemons, limes, cranberries, blueberries, strawberries, bananas, kiwi 

Thanksgiving foods that should be carefully packed with your checked baggage

Cranberry sauce. Homemade or canned are spreadable, so check them.
Gravy. Homemade or in a jar/can.
Wine, champagne, sparking apple cider.
Canned fruit or vegetables. It’s got liquid in the can, so check them.
Preserves, jams and jellies. They are spreadable, so best to check them.
Maple syrup.

A little word to the wise is that if you can “spill it, spread it, spray it, pump it or pour it, and it’s larger than 3.4 ounces,” then put it in a checked bag.


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