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TSA offers holiday travel guidelines: No gravy in carry-ons
The Hill ^ | 11/22/12 | Alexandra Jaffe

Posted on 11/23/2012 8:04:00 PM PST by Libloather

TSA offers holiday travel guidelines: No gravy in carry-ons
By Alexandra Jaffe - 11/22/12 04:21 PM ET

Holiday travelers cannot bring certain Thanksgiving food favorites on planes, according to Transportation Security Administration (TSA) guidelines that ban the carrying of food items ranging from cranberry sauce to gravy.

In a post Thursday on the TSA's blog, agency blogger Bob Burns warns holiday travelers to pack liquids, including "gravy, jams, jellies, maple syrup, oils and vinegars, sauces, soups, wine, liquor and beer," in their checked bags.

"Eggnog can be an alternate to fuel depending on who’s mixing it. Sometimes there’s a fine line between a beverage and hazmat," he warns.

However, those hoping to bring food to their hosts are permitted to pack a turkey in their carry-on. Travelers can also bring cakes, donuts, bread or a traditional pumpkin pie in their carry-on as well, according to the guidelines.

Burns's post outlines already-established security guidelines, but provides emphasis of some of the rules travelers commonly encounter on some of the busiest travel days of the year.

He suggests that travelers are allowed to wrap gifts, but that the TSA discourages the practice, as they may need to be unwrapped if TSA agents want to look more closely at a package.

Some small snow globes, he adds, are now permitted in carry-on bags.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: gravy; travel; tsaholiday

1 posted on 11/23/2012 8:04:04 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

I know what I’d like to give TSA for Christmas, and it ain’t gravy.


2 posted on 11/23/2012 8:09:54 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Libloather

How about fruitcakes?


3 posted on 11/23/2012 8:10:08 PM PST by ThomasThomas
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To: ThomasThomas
How about fruitcakes?

I'm sure they'll have to go through the full body scanner.

4 posted on 11/23/2012 8:18:49 PM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: ThomasThomas
How about fruitcakes?

Who do you think works the porno scanners?

5 posted on 11/23/2012 8:20:33 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I know what I’d like to give TSA for Christmas, and it ain’t gravy.


I know what you mean, jellybean. : )


6 posted on 11/23/2012 8:24:11 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Libloather
However, those hoping to bring food to their hosts are permitted to pack a turkey in their carry-on.

The jokes just write themselves...

7 posted on 11/23/2012 8:26:43 PM PST by TADSLOS (LOSING BIG- The GOP legacy.)
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To: Libloather
They hired Elmo last week.


8 posted on 11/23/2012 8:28:11 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: Libloather

Are the donuts for the air marshalls?


9 posted on 11/23/2012 8:47:13 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Libloather

The dolts at TSA are searching energetically to prevent Aunt Alice and Grandma from carrying gravy, jams, and jellies on airplanes, while, at the same time, they decline to profile young Moslem males as being “undemocratic” or “discriminatory.”

Four things we can easily say about the next nasty surprise:
1. It will be executed by young Moslem males;
2. The TSA will have failed utterly to see it coming;
3. It will cost American lives; and,
4. Some lame spokeperson from the TSA will stand up before the press and say, “Who, us? Hey, we did our best.”

Meanwhile, this useless and regressed bunch of dolts and morons will continue to cost the American taxpayer a bundle every April.


10 posted on 11/23/2012 9:01:26 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: SaraJohnson
I know what I’d like to give TSA for Christmas, and it ain’t gravy.

I know what you mean, jellybean. : )

Bet it should be administered through a large turkey baster.

11 posted on 11/23/2012 9:10:24 PM PST by lightman (If the Patriarchate of the East held a state like the Vatican I would apply for political asylum.)
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To: Jack Hammer

Betcha anything marked “hummus” gets a pass


12 posted on 11/23/2012 9:13:51 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: lightman; SaraJohnson

When I’m done they can keep the baster.


13 posted on 11/23/2012 9:21:45 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: ElkGroveDan

ROTFLOLOL.


14 posted on 11/23/2012 9:39:03 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: ThomasThomas

LOLOL.


15 posted on 11/23/2012 9:40:10 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Libloather

“Eggnog can be an alternate to fuel depending on who’s mixing it. Sometimes there’s a fine line between a beverage and hazmat,”

I can make the same analogy for baked beans...


16 posted on 11/23/2012 9:56:36 PM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: Libloather

They have no idea how much damage can be done with a turkey leg bone.


17 posted on 11/23/2012 10:16:25 PM PST by Gator113 (**WHO in the hell gave the damn order to NOT rescue our men in Benghazi?**)
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To: Libloather

I saw Penn & Teller’s show in Vegas tonight — bought one of their metal cards with the Bill of Rights printed on it, meant for putting in your pocket for airport security!


18 posted on 11/23/2012 11:32:54 PM PST by Moonmad27 ("I'm not bad, I'm just drawn that way." Jessica Rabbitll)
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To: Jack Hammer
Meanwhile, this useless and regressed bunch of dolts and morons will continue to cost the American taxpayer a bundle every April.

The enduring mystery to me is why the American public puts up with this crap and continues to use airplanes for their travel.

And yes, I know that sometimes the distance requires flight. Nevertheless, I would bet that that's not always the case and there's where flights are not necessary, yet people put up with the crap (see above).

19 posted on 11/24/2012 5:48:15 AM PST by OldPossum
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To: OldPossum
The enduring mystery to me is why the American public puts up with this crap and continues to use airplanes for their travel.

Because we have a bunch of dolts out in the citizenry who are still screaming "Anything for Security!"

I know a few of them. Oddly enough they tend to also vote Democrat. That should help it make more sense.

Quoting my WWII Grandfather to them about "freedom" and "liberty" and how he did not go to war "so we could all be slaves" is met with, "But it will happen again!"

There is no cure for these people.

20 posted on 11/24/2012 11:04:46 AM PST by superloser
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To: Libloather

These are savvy travelers,,short of gravy and hot buns, they could afford to eat on the tarmac if their flight is delayed..


21 posted on 11/24/2012 12:33:16 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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