Turkeys Can Fly But Watch Out For The Cranberry Sauce
"As god as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly." The famous line from WKRP in Cincinnati is always thrown around this time of year whether you know the episode or not and now it's a reality.
Turkeys are allowed to travel with you this holiday season but there are a few rules and regulations you're going to need to be aware of! According to an article from 247wallst.com,
"The U.S. Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) expects more than 25 million travelers to pass through airport screening checkpoints during the Thanksgiving holiday travel season."
That's a lot of people traveling to be with there loved one and they want to bring family favorites and TSA is ok with that, as long as they meet TSA requirements. So here's a rundown of what Thanksgiving favorites you can and can't carry on.
TURKEYS - YES
As long as the turkey is cooked and fits that carry on requirements you can bring it on the plane with you! That means in the overhead bin, or under the seat in front of you.
There are additional rules for frozen or fresh but you'll need to read the fine print here.
However, as in most instances, the TSA agent has the final call.
STUFFING AND SIDES - YES
Stuffing, pumpkin pies, green beans, mac & cheese, and yams are allowed to be carried on as long as they don't contain any liquid.
CRANBERRY SAUCE - EHH
Here's where it gets dicey. Gravy, cranberry sauce, and other liquids and partial liquids are where you will obviously come into trouble. While you can carry on these items that do fall under the 3-1-1 rule. That means only 3.4 ounces of your favorite gravy can travel with you in your carryon. So pack these in your checked bag!
WINE AND ALCOHOL-
Obviously, the 3-1-1 rule is important here. Bottles of wine and other alcohol need to go in your checked bag but how much can you pack? According to the TSA,
"You can pack as many alcoholic beverages as you want as long as they contain less than 24% alcohol. However, passengers toting alcoholic beverages containing 24% to 70% alcohol can only bring a total of 5 liters of alcohol and they should be in their original unopened packaging."
The official Holiday Travel period starts today and runs through Monday, November 26th. Good luck with you fixins' and your birds and Happy Thanksgiving!
See the official Thanksgiving rules from TSA here.