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Foods You Can Carry Through TSA Airport Checkpoints


Here’s a quick guide to Thanksgiving foods that you can bring on a plane in your carry-on luggage, and those that you should put in your checked bags.

Foods that can be carried through a TSA checkpoint

  • Baked goods, including cakes, cookies, brownies
  • Homemade or store-bought pies
  • Meats, frozen, cooked or uncooked
  • Stuffing, cooked, uncooked, in a box or in a bag
  • Casseroles
  • Fresh fruit and vegetables
  • Candy
  • Spices

Foods that should be carefully packed with your checked baggage

  • Cranberry sauce
  • Gravy (in a jar or can)
  • Wine, champagne, sparkling apple cider
  • Canned fruit or vegetables that have liquid in the can
  • Preserves, jams and jellies
  • Maple syrup

You can also check the TSA’s “What Can I Bring?” page for any prohibited items. Safe travels!