Have Thanksgiving food, will travel

By Layron Livingston - bio | email

TYLER, TEXAS (KLTV) - Of course, everyone wants their favorites when they sit down to their Thanksgiving meals, where ever they end up. TSA wants travelers to know the rules.

The oodles of pies and pastries will have to get through airport security, along with everything else.

"Pumpkin, coconut, chocolate and pecan--I'm an equal opportunity offender of all desserts," laughed Carye Gillen.

Pies are permitted through security checkpoints and so are cakes, but will be subject to additional screening. TSA says some liquids, gels and aerosols will have to be checked, shipped ahead, or left behind, such as cranberry sauces, gravy, dips/salsa, jams and jellies, salad dressings, soups, and alcohol.

According to TSA, unpeeled fruit is okay to fly but half eaten fruit has to be wrapped. Most other foods will need to be in containers, or also wrapped. TSA says all food will go through the X-ray machine.

"I had lots of food with me," said Paula Eriksen. She flew into East Texas from Boston, Tuesday morning.

"I had a big bottle of cranberry relish that I had made at home all wrapped up and bubble wrapped," she said. "Everything made it, and now, whatever I didn't bring we're shopping for," she said.

To see more TSA requirements, just click on the Big Red Box from the Home page. Then click the "Flying Food" story.

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