TSA says you can pack a whole cooked turkey in your carry-on

A lot of people are flying home for the holidays. Maybe you’re one of them. Maybe you have family flying in. Whatever it may be just know this: TSA says it’s okay to pack a whole cooked turkey in your carry-on luggage. Whether it fits is a different story.

According to TSA’s website,  you can travel with most of your Thanksgiving meal in your carry-on. The 3-1-1 rule applies to some dishes such as cranberry sauce and gravy but everything else should be fine to go in your carry-on. The only thing that didn’t make carry-on approval is wine.

“We know that you know about the 3-1-1 rule already. Which means, check yo’ bottles, in yo’ checked bags,” says TSA.

Now when you see someone struggling to place their luggage on the screening table at Mineta you’ll know it’s because they have a 13 pound turkey in there.

For all your travel food travel questions, check out TSA’s list here.


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