Many people will be traveling over the river and through the air to grandmother’s house this holiday season, packing their family’s favorite treats along with them. However, if visiting family requires passing through airport security, you may not be able to carry your home-made treats on-board with you.
This Thanksgiving, take a minute to do a little planning to make sure your favorite food actually makes it from your kitchen to grandma’s table. (And don’t forget to read our editors’ Thanksgiving travel tips!)
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First, the bad news: Cranberry sauce, gravy, and mashed potatoes are too close to liquid to be allowed through security (unless you only want 3 oz. or less of gravy, which is practically un-American). TSA specifically bans bringing creamy dips, spreads, soups, yogurt, salsa, sauces, jams, and jellies as carry-on items to your flight. Look closely at the item you are considering bringing on board and see if it falls into one of these categories of prohibited items.