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Can You Take a Pie on a Plane?

November 21, 2012 at 1:36 PM | by | ()

Ah yes, another entry for one of our favorite story categories here at Jaunted, that of Dessert Travel. Not desert, but dessert. This holiday season, the facts of dessert travel are more important than ever, as TSA agents never seem to have a solid grasp on what is and is not allowed in your carry-on luggage.

Luckily for us, the TSA does have official positions on certain holiday foods, like cranberry sauce and pies. Hint: cranberry sauce is not allowed. Pies and cakes are allowed, but may be "subject to additional screening" (taste test?). We highly recommend bookmarking the TSA's webpage in case your pie is turned away, but here's the Cliffs Notes:

Can I carry _____________ on my flight?

· Pumpkin/pecan/berry/cherry pie: heck yes
· Fruitcake: yes, but may put you over the weight limit (kidding)
· A dozen Krispy Kreme donuts: oh god, yes.
· Stuffing: yep.
· French Silk/meringue pie: yes, but brace yourself for "additional screening"
· Cranberry sauce: nope.
· Jams/jellies/marmalades/spreadable cheeses: no way, Jose.
· Gravy: sadly, no.
· Butternut squash soup: nu-uh
· Hickory Farms gift baskets containing mustards: negatory.

If you're still a little worried about that precious pie or cake, do check out our harrowing personal account (with photos!) of traveling carry-on-only with a Michigan berry pie.

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Archived Comments:

Gravy = Yes

Gravy, or any liquid, is easy to take on the plane. Simply declare it as a medical liquid. They'll test it and allow you to take it on.

Thanks for the post

Cranberry sauce...my love :X