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Old Sep 4, 06, 2:24 pm   #1
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What kind of food allowed on domestic U.S.A. flights?

I can't find any threads about this -- sorry if it's been discussed.

What kinds of food is allowed through domestic security at this point? Is a tuna sandwich out, because it contains "mayonaisse gel"? Is mustard on a sandwich prohibited?

I've got a longer flight coming up, and I'll usually grab something airside to take on board. What can I take (I assume soup is right out, as is Jello).
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Old Sep 4, 06, 4:26 pm   #2
 
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I can't find any threads about this -- sorry if it's been discussed.

What kinds of food is allowed through domestic security at this point? Is a tuna sandwich out, because it contains "mayonaisse gel"? Is mustard on a sandwich prohibited?

I've got a longer flight coming up, and I'll usually grab something airside to take on board. What can I take (I assume soup is right out, as is Jello).
I know creame cheese is out. "If you purchase a bagel with creame cheese, you cannot take it on the aircraft" ...

I think Ketchup should be ok for a topping - ok, may be similiar to a liquid, but last I checked the Federal Government declared it as a vegatable for the school lunch programme under the Reagan Administration.

I'd just take a sandwhich. If they're so concerned whether there is mayo or mustard on it, we've become a country beyond help.

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Old Sep 4, 06, 5:04 pm   #3
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The following foods are still a No for carry-on to the plane:




All beverages


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Canned or jarred goods containing soup, sauces, peanut butter, fruits, vegetables and jellies

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Cheese in pressurized containers

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Duty free alcohol and other items (Please see our section on Duty Free Items)


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Gel based sports supplements


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Jell-O's

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Pudding


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Whipped cream

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Yogurt or gel like food substances


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Old Sep 4, 06, 5:14 pm   #4
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Thanks.

I looked at the TSA website --evidently blocks of cheese are okay, which is odd because I can think of nothing more like C4 than a block of mozzerella. The list doesn't mention cream cheese on bagels, but I've seen a couple of reports from FTers saying that had their bagels and cream cheese confiscated.

I'm flying UA -- maybe I'll just get one of those buy-on-board delightful snack boxes.
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Old Sep 4, 06, 6:20 pm   #5
 
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The following foods are still a No for carry-on to the plane:

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Canned or jarred goods containing soup, sauces, peanut butter, fruits, vegetables and jellies

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And I've seen them standing behind that for jarred babyfood, even though this:

http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtrav...n/formula.shtm

explicitly indicates it's OK.

And that page is hotlinked by the TSA from the prohibited items page. Left hand meet right hand.
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Old Sep 4, 06, 7:38 pm   #6
 
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eating gels ;)

FTR, we have travelled since 8/10 with cream cheese sandwiches (not on
bagels) and PBJ sandwiches. They were in our carry-on and actually went
through a secondary inspection also. I didn't volunteer the gooey [and
therefore highly dangerous haha] contents, but said, "oh, that's our lunch.
would you like a cookie? I have oatmeal and chocolate chip." The
screener smiled and said "no thank you" and let us through.

I had heard that if the "gel" is mixed into the food e.g. dressing in
a salad, that it was ok. Is this not the case?

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Mrs. B and Baby B had no problems flying through DFW and LAX yesterday with about 2 liters of water and milk for the boy and some jars of baby food. However, the TSA in DFW did eyeball the containers to make sure that the water was clear and the milk was white. TSA LAX didn't even look at them.

She did have to tithe .25 ounces of lip balm, which apparently was more like a gel than a stick.
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An announcement at LAX last week was "If you bought a salad to bring on board and the dressing is on the side, you must pour it on your salad before entering the aircraft."
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An announcement at LAX last week was "If you bought a salad to bring on board and the dressing is on the side, you must pour it on your salad before entering the aircraft."
Everybody knows that the chemical composition of salad dressing changes after it is poured on vegetables. Duh!
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