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.
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.
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?
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.