TSA offers holiday travel guidelines: No gravy in carry-ons

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.

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"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.