Turkeys might not be able to fly in the wild but they can take flight in your hand luggage, according to regulations laid out by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
In bid to help travellers out in the holiday season, the travel authority has issued guidelines as to what seasonal goodies people can pack.
When it comes to food, holidaymakers can pop a turkey into their carry-on luggage and prepared stuffing also gets the thumbs up.
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Tips to screening success: The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has issued guidelines as to what seasonal goods people can pack in their hand luggage
Solid vegetables, bags of salad and fresh fruit are other edible goods that get the green light.
On the dessert front, cookies and pies are fine to take in your day pack.
When it comes to prohibited items, gravy is not permitted in hand luggage as it is considered a liquid.
Other banned items of the same type include cranberry sauce, salad dressing and prepared mashed potatoes.
In flight: When it comes to food, holidaymakers can pop a turkey into their carry-on luggage and prepared stuffing also gets the thumbs up
TSA’S GUIDE TO HOLIDAY FOODS AND HAND LUGGAGE
|Seasonal treat||OK to pack in hand luggage?|
|Prepared mashed potatoes||No|
|Pie or cake||Yes|
It might seem like common sense, but the TSA says it often sees people trying to take carving knives in hand luggage.
However, all sharp items must be safely packed into checked luggage. Large bottles of wine are another no-no.
While many items are allowed, they might be subject to additional screening.
This includes any wrapped presents. And if you’ve purchased a snow globe for someone make sure you put it in your checked bag.
TSA notes: ‘Snow globes are not permitted in your carry-on luggage.
‘They are sealed containers full of liquid that would have to be opened and destroyed to test.
‘We’re not in the business of busting snow globes, so we suggest you place them in your checked baggage or mail them ahead of time.’
For those worried about what items they can and can’t take in their hand luggage, the TSA has a simple search function available at apps.tsa.dhs.gov.