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If you are traveling for the holidays and want to take some Thanksgiving foods on the plane, u can! There are a few foods that are TSA approved as long as they’re solid foods but anything that is liquidy has to go checked in your luggage. According to the LA Times:

What is cleared for takeoff in your carry-on

  • turkey
  • dry stuffing
  • casseroles
  • desserts such as pies
  • vegetables and fruit dishes
  • cheese that is hard types like Jarlsberg, sharp cheddar and Emmental are good to go
  • mashed potatoes
  • green bean
  • casserole

What’s not

  • more than 3.4 ounces of any liquid, which must be packed in a like-sized container. If it’s more than that, it must go in your checked luggage.
  • whipped cream
  • cranberry sauce
  • canned fruit and vegetables


The general rule, the Transportation Security Administration said, is if you can “spill it, spread it, spray it, pump it or pour it,” and it’s more than 3.4 ounces, it should be packed in a checked bag. You must carry items of 3.4 ounces or less in a 1-quart plastic bag if you’re taking it in a carry-on bag.