Travelling with Frozen food

Old Aug 27, 21, 2:59 pm
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Question Travelling with Frozen food

Looking to bring some frozen pizzas on a flight. I see that you can up to 5lbs/2.2kgs(?) of dry ice, but that there is a service charge of like $200. I can see this for checked bags, but if you have it in a carry on bag, how would they know? Iíll be travelling in first on a 772, so room shouldnít be an issue. I should be able to get overhead storage. Maybe Iíll just get some Ďblue-ice packsí. Just going ORD-DEN, so it should be fairly short and actually get there.

I saw the dry ice charge, but I canít find it now. Unitedís website is all over the place on this. I didnít see anything here on food for about 8 years.

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Old Aug 27, 21, 3:17 pm
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You can bring a cooler with ice packs. Just make sure they are completely frozen when going through security.
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Old Aug 27, 21, 3:20 pm
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Dry ice is a hazardous material and that's why there is a limit and a charge. For ORD-DEN, I think frozen pizzas by themselves should be fine. No need for extra cooling. TSA may not let the blue-ice packs through since the packs will become liquid or gel.
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Old Aug 27, 21, 3:26 pm
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Originally Posted by B747SP
Dry ice is a hazardous material and that's why there is a limit and a charge. For ORD-DEN, I think frozen pizzas by themselves should be fine. No need for extra cooling. TSA may not let the blue-ice packs through since the packs will become liquid or gel.
If they're frozen when they go through it will be fine but you're probably right about the pizzas being fine by themselves. Especially if they are the pies I'm thinking of (Lou Malnati's).
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Old Aug 27, 21, 3:29 pm
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Originally Posted by PushingTin
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I saw the dry ice charge, but I canít find it now. Unitedís website is all over the place on this. I didnít see anything here on food for about 8 years. ....
https://www.united.com/ual/en/us/fly...e/fragile.html
Regular ice or blue is not allowed for carryons, only dry ice
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I've transported frozen foods several times. Stashed it in a styrofoam box along with several reusable gel packs.
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You may want to consider https://www.loumalnatis.com/ship-lous if you're looking to bring Lous to denver. That may be cheaper than your 200$ charge for ice.
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Originally Posted by WineCountryUA
https://www.united.com/ual/en/us/fly...e/fragile.html
Regular ice or blue is not allowed for carryons, only dry ice
Your link gives me:

Blue ice

We’ll accept packages containing blue ice according to our general guidelines for bags.
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Originally Posted by MSYtoJFKagain
Originally Posted by WineCountryUA
https://www.united.com/ual/en/us/fly...e/fragile.html
Regular ice or blue is not allowed for carryons, only dry ice
Your link gives me:

Blue ice

We’ll accept packages containing blue ice according to our general guidelines for bags.
And the last link goes to a page on only Checked Bags

The issue may be dripping condensating water
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Originally Posted by monksy
You may want to consider https://www.loumalnatis.com/ship-lous if you're looking to bring Lous to denver. That may be cheaper than your 200$ charge for ice.
Funny thing is that Iím looking to bring back some Ďtavern styleí thin crust that I grew up on. Not quite STL Imoís thin with the funky provel cheese, but not the Chicago deep dish. There are viable deep dish pizzas in Denver, but not the tavern with the right sausage. There is what you grew up with and everything else.

I actually started to make my own sausage for pizza since nothing was getting right, got fairly close, but not right.

TSA allows gel packs, could have sworn United did too? Thatís what I mean about their food packing stuff, it is all over the place and sometimes itís hard to figure out what they are referencing. I think Iím going to get a stack of 10 inch pizzas and make a liner for a roll on out of the silver bubble wrap (double layer).
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Does Goldbelly not offer delivery of this particular item?
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Dry ice in checked bags is prohibited. Solid ice blocks in carry on is fine as long as it is water tight. Unless you ask for it UA won’t be inspecting your carry ones.
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Old Aug 27, 21, 7:25 pm
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Unless you ask for it UA wonít be inspecting your carry ones.
Or your carry-ons. Unless they smell - then they might be carrion.

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Originally Posted by sannmann
Does Goldbelly not offer delivery of this particular item?
Not for that particular place. Iíve tried it, and use it for Imoís pizza- but with shipping packages goofy, Iíve had food arrive a day late and a little on the warm side.

The expensive part is the overnight shipping, or the unreliable and long ground shipping. Iím willing to be the Ďmuleí.

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Or your carry-ons. Unless they smell - then they might be carrion.

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I see what you did thereÖ
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Originally Posted by PushingTin
Not for that particular place. Iíve tried it, and use it for Imoís pizza- but with shipping packages goofy, Iíve had food arrive a day late and a little on the warm side.
Yah - multiple posts in the DiningBuzz GoldBelly thread (Your favorite Goldbelly finds) detail issues in getting pizzas shipped around.

The expensive part is the overnight shipping, or the unreliable and long ground shipping. Iím willing to be the Ďmuleí.
"Yah, mule!"

I see what you did thereÖ


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