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Old 12-18-2011, 07:34 PM
 
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I am a first time US Domestic airline user. I have come to US just few months back and that was all in all international flight. But next weekend, i am going to travel out of the city (currently in Dallas). So i will be traveling through Frontier Airlines and US Airways.
Now we are strict vegetarians so we plan to carry some dry snacks etc with us. We only have 2 carry on bags and since we do not have any check-in baggage, i am confused as to what food i can carry along with me in my carry-on bag.

Appreciate your responses and apologies if the query sounds stupid.
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Old 12-18-2011, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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I am a first time US Domestic airline user. I have come to US just few months back and that was all in all international flight. But next weekend, i am going to travel out of the city (currently in Dallas). So i will be traveling through Frontier Airlines and US Airways.
Now we are strict vegetarians so we plan to carry some dry snacks etc with us. We only have 2 carry on bags and since we do not have any check-in baggage, i am confused as to what food i can carry along with me in my carry-on bag.

Appreciate your responses and apologies if the query sounds stupid.
I'm not sure what the rule is or where they draw the line, but I travel with sealed packages of dried fruit in my carry-on all the time without any issue.
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Old 12-19-2011, 07:11 AM
 
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I am a first time US Domestic airline user. I have come to US just few months back and that was all in all international flight. But next weekend, i am going to travel out of the city (currently in Dallas). So i will be traveling through Frontier Airlines and US Airways.
Now we are strict vegetarians so we plan to carry some dry snacks etc with us. We only have 2 carry on bags and since we do not have any check-in baggage, i am confused as to what food i can carry along with me in my carry-on bag.

Appreciate your responses and apologies if the query sounds stupid.
You can take any food that you buy in the concourse after you have cleared security. If you are taking food through the security checkpoint (pre concourse), again, you can take anything except liquids.
As a general rule of thumb, though you can take any type of food, foods with strong odors (lots of garlic, etc) will get you an unfriendly look from your seatmates.
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Old 12-19-2011, 07:22 AM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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I recently travelled with two dessert tortes. I asked a friend (who works for an airline at the terminal) about where the line is drawn and he said that yogurt is that line.
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Old 12-19-2011, 07:26 AM
 
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I bought a dozen bagels in NYC and put them in my carryon bag. I was stopped and they went throught my bag, but the security guy kept saying that they smelled so good. Maybe he just wanted one? lol
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Old 12-19-2011, 07:29 AM
 
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I would just check the web pages of the airlines you'll be traveling on. They will have the info you need. Rules change alot in my opinion.
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Old 12-19-2011, 08:40 AM
 
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I would just check the web pages of the airlines you'll be traveling on. They will have the info you need. Rules change alot in my opinion.

Yes but you see they never mentioned any specifics as to what i can carry and they usually have things you cannot carry.
Moreover we being Indians, we may be carrying few Indian snacks (sealed pack off course) that the airline authorities and security guys may not be familiar with and hence was bit confused.
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Old 12-19-2011, 11:08 AM
 
Location: NYPD"s 30th Precinct
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Yes but you see they never mentioned any specifics as to what i can carry and they usually have things you cannot carry.
Well they can't make a list of what you can carry on, as that would never end. They make a list of what you can't carry on, which is much shorter, and if your item isn't on that list, then it is fine.

As long as there are no liquids, you can stuff your carry on bags full of dried snacks and you'll be fine.
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Old 12-19-2011, 01:39 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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You can take any food that you buy in the concourse after you have cleared security.

^^^ this.
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Old 12-19-2011, 05:56 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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I recently travelled with two dessert tortes. I asked a friend (who works for an airline at the terminal) about where the line is drawn and he said that yogurt is that line.
I'll second this. At Baltimore, they wouldn't let me take yogurt with me, even though it was a commercial brand in a sealed package.
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