A Helpful Guide To Food Packing For Your Thanksgiving Travel From The TSA!

If you're like me, or any of the millions of people traveling by air this Thanksgiving, you're probably wondering, what leftovers can I bring on a plane? 

My mother wants to send me home with a pumpkin bread, and I was honestly concerned I wouldn't be allowed on the plane with it. But good news! According to the TSA's helpful cheat sheet of what you can bring in your carry on vs. what you have to put in your checked bag, I can bring my pumpkin bread in my carry on!

Check out the full list below!

Carry On or Checked Bag

  • Turkey, chicken, fish, meat, ham
  • Casseroles
  • Cookies, brownies
  • Cakes and pies
  • Stuffing
  • Bread, rolls
  • Flour, sugar, other dry ingredients
  • Raw veggies or fruit
  • Nuts
  • Candy

Checked Bag ONLY (if 3.4oz or less, these items can go in a 3-1-1 bag inside a carry on)

  • Gravy
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Wine and other beverage
  • Creamy dips & spreads
  • Mashed potatoes/sweet potatoes
  • Whipped cream
  • Canned veggies or fruit with liquid
  • Salad dressings
  • Jams, jellies, preserves
  • Eggnog
  • Maple syrup
  • Soup
  • Jello molds


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