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We all love the idea of a holiday. Just the thought of taking the airplane flight to holiday in a dream destination is amazing and also kind of makes your stomach cringe with hunger. While there is food available everywhere yet the taste of your beloved snacks is something we crave for. So, why not get them along on the airplane? Yes, totally you can do that. See these tips about types of food you can bring on the airplane and have a fabulous journey.

  • Do not take liquid or gel food items larger than 3.4 oz in carry-on bags, instead place them in your check-in bags if required. For example- Creamy dips and cheese, soups, dressings, jams, honey, ice-cream, oils, vinegars, wine, whiskey, and beer.
  • Few snacks that you can carry on an airplane flight include granola bars, nuts, dried fruits, celery and carrot sticks, fruits (apples, oranges, and bananas), firm cheese, pretzels, cookies, gum, chips, pastries, candy, and pies.
  • Additionally, you can also carry your favorite pasta (easy to warm up with hot water), grain salads, lentils (a great on-the-go meal which is yummy and filling), sandwiches (a substantial meal that can be whipped up in a minute), or vegetables and beans (a meal that generally lasts all day long and heat up well with water).
  • Be considerate of your fellow passengers and don’t pack foods that have a strong odor. Anything with a heavy garlic, onion or fishy aroma should be avoided.
  • Ensure that any kind of home food or semi- eaten food like half- eaten fruits etc. is wrapped or carried in a container.
  • Meat, seafood, and other frozen food 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 melts partially spilling the liquid at the bottom of the container, they will not be permitted. Pack your frozen perishables in dry ice to take it in the carry-on or checked bags.
  • A live lobster is even allowed through security if transported in a clear, plastic, spill proof container. But before you carry that, make sure you check with the airline as well.

While the type of food an airline permits to take on board varies as per their policy but broadly these items are generally acceptable. However, it is best to check with the airline while booking your flight tickets. Though as per law, these items are permitted but it is always good to be safe because you wouldn’t want to be stuck at the security being asked to open your bags and remove the items that you so lovingly dreamt of devouring. So, always be curious and ask before packing.

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