Whether you are traveling to your long awaited vacation or just coming back from it, you must be over-thrilled and excited about the experience you had or you are willing to have and the last thing you would ever want is to be stressed out and spend hours at the TSA checkpoint.
That’s why it’s very important that you know all the things that you can and can’t bring on a plane, especially when it comes to foods! This way, not only you save your time but also that of your fellow travelers.
#1 – Cake
If you are wondering whether you can take your homemade cake with you through airport security, then you might be happy to know that you are definitely allowed to do so as long as the cake is not an ice cream cake or some type of Jell-O mold. Still, keep in mind that cakes may require some extra inspection from TSA agents.
#2 – Pies
Luckily, all the backed homemade goodies or store-bought are allowed to be brought on board. However, it is important to keep them safe and secure them in a box or container. Of course, you are not willing to bring a pie or cake on a dish through the airport!
#3 – Spices
Have you found some special and unique spices during your trip and wanted to bring some of them for your friends and family? Well, Guess what? All the dry spices, salt, loose and bagged tea are allowed on board. All you are required to do is to make sure that they are labeled and separated from your toiletries and other foods.
#4 – Pizza
You don’t like the airplane food and you wish you could grab your dinner or lunch while you run the terminal? Surprisingly, pizza is among the foods that you can take through the TSA security. However, make sure to wrap it up or put it in a box to quickly pass the TSA inspection!
#5 – Baby Food
No worries, your baby is not going to stay hungry while you are on the go! You are allowed to take the baby food with you through the TSA point if the amounts are more than the allowed quantity!
However, expect some additional time at the inspection point as agents will be opening any container that’s over 4 ounces.
#6 – Fresh Fruit
The healthiest foods you can ever snack on while on the plane are fresh fruits. However, not everyone can afford to buy them at the airport as they are very expensive!
In this case, the best option you have is to bring your own apples and oranges and feel free to take them through airport security!
#7 – Pet Food
If you are willing to take your furry buddy with you on vacation, make sure you bring their food on board so that they don’t stay hungry!
However, what you need to keep in mind is that dry or ‘moist’ pet food can exceed the 3-1-1 rule and you can pack it in your carry-on bag. But, in case you need to take wet pet food through airport security, then you will need to follow the 3-1-1 rule when going in your carry-on.
#8 – Breast Milk And Formula
Moms who have newly given birth to their babies are allowed to bring baby formula and breast milk on a plane in reasonable quantities. But in such cases, the new moms should be aware of the additional inspection.
Also, it is good to know that if the milk is kept in a small cooler with ice packs, moms have to make sure that the ice packs are completely frozen when going through the TSA!
#9 – Sandwiches
Sandwiches are acceptable and you can feel free to take them through the airport security! You just need to make sure it’s well wrapped in a plastic or a bag.
For further information, we strongly recommend that you check the TSA’s official website and have a look at all the food items that you are allowed to bring on a plane and those that you can’t bring!
While you have an idea now about the foods you are allowed to bring on a plane, it is wise to know some of the foods that you are NOT ALLOWED to take on board!
– Alcoholic Beverages
Whether you pack them in your checked bag or your carry-on bag, alcoholic beverages won’t make it through security! In fact, you can only take less potent mini bottles that don’t exceed 3.4 ounces while anything larger than this will be automatically checked!
– Jam and Jelly
If you are not ready to leave your favorite jam behind, then, make sure it is packed in your checked bag and secured in a plastic bag in order to avoid accidental breakage and spillage.
– Creamy cheeses over 3.4 ounces
You can bring a block of cheddar if you want on a plane but you definitely can’t take anything creamier such as brie, blue, and cream cheese in your carry-on bag, especially if it exceeds 3.4 ounces.
– Canned Foods
To avoid wasting too much time at the TSA checking point and stressing for nothing, you’d better leave all the canned foods at home but if you really need to take them with you, then, make sure you pack them in your checked bag.
Still, you can never know if you will be ever allowed to take them with you through your final destination!
Again remember to check the TSA official website for further information ! Have a safe trip!