Can I put a Pecan Pie in My Carry-on Luggage?

TSA gearing Up For Thanksgiving Travel With Packing Tips

Dave Debo
November 03, 2017 - 6:18 am

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To help prepare for the Thanksgiving the TSA held a demostartion at Buffalo  Niagara International Airport yesterday, outlining the items you can and can't put in your carry-on luggage, at a time when stuffing mix and pecan pie might be flying to Granddmother's house. 

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 From TSA.gov

Alcoholic beverages

Carry On Bags: Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed)
Checked Bags: Yes

Alcoholic beverages with more than 24% but not more than 70% alcohol are limited in checked bags to 5 liters (1.3 gallons) per passenger and must be in unopened retail packaging. Alcoholic beverages with 24% alcohol or less are not subject to limitations in checked bags. 

Mini bottles of alcohol in carry-on must be able to comfortably fit into a single quart-sized bag.

For more information, see FAA regulation: 49 CFR 175.10(a)(4).

Alcoholic beverages over 140 proof
Carry On Bags: No
Checked Bags: No

Alcoholic beverages with more than 70% alcohol (up to 140 proof), including grain alcohol and 151 proof rum. For more information, see FAA regulation: 49 CFR 175.10(a)(4).

Baby Food

Carry On Bags: Yes
Checked Bags: Yes

Baby food is allowed in reasonable quantities in carry-on bags. Remove these items from your carry-on bag to be screened separately from the rest of your belongings. Please see traveling with children for more information.

Baby Formula

Carry On Bags: Yes (Special Instructions)
Checked Bags: Yes

Formula, breast milk and juice are allowed in reasonable quantities in carry-on bags. Remove these items from your carry-on bag to be screened separately from the rest of your belongings. You do not need to travel with your child to bring breast milk. Please see traveling with children for more information.

Bottled Water

Carry On Bags: Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed)
Checked Bags: Yes

Breast Milk

Carry On Bags: Yes (Special Instructions)
Checked Bags: Yes

Formula, breast milk and juice are allowed in reasonable quantities in carry-on bags. Remove these items from your carry-on bag to be screened separately from the rest of your belongings. You do not need to travel with your child to bring breast milk. Please see traveling with children for more information.

Candy

Carry On Bags: Yes
Checked Bags: Yes

Canned Foods

Carry On Bags: Yes (Special Instructions)
Checked Bags: Yes

There are some items that are not on the prohibited items list, but because of how they appear on the X-ray, security concerns, or impact of the 3-1-1 rules for liquids, gels and aerosols, they could require additional screening that might result in the item not being allowed through the checkpoint. We suggest that you pack this item in your checked bag, ship it to your destination or leave it at home.

Cereal:  

Carry On Bags: Yes 
Checked Bags: Yes

Cheese (Creamy)

Carry On Bags: Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed)
Checked Bags: Yes

Cheese (Solid)

Carry On Bags: Yes
Checked Bags: Yes

Chocolate (Solid)

Carry On Bags: Yes
Checked Bags: Yes

Coffee (Beans or Ground)

Carry On Bags: Yes
Checked Bags: Yes

Coffee (Liquid)

Carry On Bags: Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed)
Checked Bags: Yes

Coffee Thermos (empty)

Carry On Bags: Yes
Checked Bags: Yes

You may take empty drink containers through the checkpoint and fill them afterward.

Cooked Meat, Seafood and Vegetable (No Liquid)

Carry On Bags: Yes
Checked Bags: Yes

You may transport this item in carry-on or checked bags. For items you wish to carry on, you should check with the airline to ensure that the item will fit in the overhead bin or underneath the seat of the airplane.

Cookies

Carry On Bags: Yes
Checked Bags: Yes

Crackers

Carry On Bags: Yes
Checked Bags: Yes

Creamy Dips and Spreads

Carry On Bags: Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed)
Checked Bags: Yes

Dried Fruits

Carry On Bags: Yes
Checked Bags: Yes

Fresh Eggs

Carry On Bags: Yes
Checked Bags: Yes

Fresh Meat, Seafood and Vegetable

Carry On Bags: Yes (Special Instructions)
Checked Bags: Yes

Meat, seafood, vegetable and other non-liquid food items are permitted in both carry-on and checked bags. If the food is packed with ice or ice packs in a cooler or other container, the ice or ice packs must be completely frozen when brought through screening. If the ice or ice packs are partially melted and have any liquid at the bottom of the container, they will not be permitted. You also can pack frozen perishables in your carry-on or checked bags in dry ice. The FAA limits you to five pounds of dry ice that is properly packaged (the package is vented) and marked.

Fresh Whole Fruits and Berries

Carry On Bags: Yes
Checked Bags: Yes

Solid food items (not liquids or gels) can be transported in either your carry-on or checked bags. Liquid or gel food items larger than 3.4 oz are not allowed in carry-on bags and should be placed in your checked bags if possible.

Frozen Food

Carry On Bags: Yes (Special Instructions)
Checked Bags: Yes

Meat, seafood, vegetables and other non-liquid food items are permitted in both carry-on and checked bags. If the food is packed with ice or ice packs in a cooler or other container, the ice or ice packs must be completely frozen when brought through screening. If the ice or ice packs are partially melted and have any liquid at the bottom of the container, they will not be permitted.

Gel Ice Packs

Carry On Bags: Yes (Special Instructions)
Checked Bags: Yes

Frozen liquid items are allowed through the checkpoint as long as they are frozen solid when presented for screening. If frozen liquid items are partially melted, slushy, or have any liquid at the bottom of the container, they must meet 3-1-1 liquids requirements.

Gravy

Carry On Bags: Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed)
Checked Bags: Yes

Gum

Carry On Bags: Yes
Checked Bags: Yes

Honey

Carry On Bags: Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed)
Checked Bags: Yes

Hummus

Carry On Bags: Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed)
Checked Bags: Yes

Ice cream

Carry On Bags: No
Checked Bags: Yes

Jam and Jelly

Carry On Bags: Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed)
Checked Bags: Yes

Juice for Babies

Carry On Bags: Yes (Special Instructions)
Checked Bags: Yes

Formula, breast milk and juice for babies are allowed in reasonable quantities in carry-on bags. Remove these items from your carry-on bag to be screened separately from the rest of your belongings. Please see traveling with children for more information.

Juices

Carry On Bags: Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed)
Checked Bags: Yes

Live Lobster

Carry On Bags: Check with Airline
Checked Bags: Yes

A live lobster is allowed through security and must be transported in a clear, plastic, spill proof container. A TSA officer will visually inspect your lobster at the checkpoint. We recommend that you contact your airline to determine your airline's policy on traveling with your lobster before arriving at the airport.

Maple Syrup

Carry On Bags: Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed)
Checked Bags: Yes

Nuts

Carry On Bags: Yes
Checked Bags: Yes

Oils and Vinegars

Carry On Bags: Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed)
Checked Bags: Yes

Peanut Butter

Carry On Bags: Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed)
Checked Bags: Yes

Pet food (solid)

Carry On Bags: Yes
Checked Bags: Yes

Dry or "moist" pet food is considered solid food.

Pet food (wet)

Carry On Bags: Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed)
Checked Bags: Yes

Wet food must follow the 3-1-1 liquids rule for carry-on bags. There is no medical exemption for prescription pet food, even for service animals.

Pies and Cakes

Carry On Bags: Yes
Checked Bags: Yes

Pizza

Carry On Bags: Yes
Checked Bags: Yes

Protein or Energy Powders

Carry On Bags: Yes
Checked Bags: Yes

Salad Dressing

Carry On Bags: Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed)
Checked Bags: Yes

Salsa and Sauces

Carry On Bags: Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed)
Checked Bags: Yes

Salt

Carry On Bags: Yes
Checked Bags: Yes

Sandwiches

Carry On Bags: Yes
Checked Bags: Yes

Snacks

Carry On Bags: Yes
Checked Bags: Yes

Solid food items (not liquids or gels) can be transported in either your carry-on or checked baggage.

Soda

Carry On Bags: Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed)
Checked Bags: Yes

Solid Foods

Carry On Bags: Yes
Checked Bags: Yes

Solid food items (not liquids or gels) can be transported in either your carry-on or checked baggage.

Soups

Carry On Bags: Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed)
Checked Bags: Yes

Water for Babies

Carry On Bags: Yes (Special Instructions)
Checked Bags: Yes

Water for babies is allowed in reasonable quantities in carry-on bags. Remove this item from your carry-on bag to be screened separately from the rest of your belongings. Please see traveling with children for more information.

Yogurt

 

Carry On Bags: Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed)

Checked Bags: Yes

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