TSA Rules For Packing Thanksgiving Leftovers: If you are hopping a plane to visit friends or family for Thanksgiving and want to bring some of the feast home with you, there are a few things to know. The TSA isn’t a fan of certain foods, so here’s a list of what not to attempt to pack.
- Cranberry sauce
- Preserves, jams, or jellies
- Wine, champagne, sparkling cider
Now for the food you CAN pack if you really feel the need:
- 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.
Or, you can just eat it all before you leave!