TSA says it's OK to pack a whole cooked turkey in your carry-on luggage!

  • The Transportation Security Administration says passengers can pack a cooked turkey in their carry-on luggage
  • The TSA has released tips to help travelers make it to their Thanksgiving dinners
  • Along with a cooked turkey, stuffing, and side dishes, desserts are also allowed in carry-on luggage
  • 'Just make sure that any dishes containing liquids follow the 3-1-1 rule,' TSA states
  • Any holiday wine must go in checked luggage in order to follow guidelines 
  • The TSA said it expects to screen 26.8 million air passengers and crew members from November 22 through December 2 - a four per cent increase over 2018

The average turkey for the Thanksgiving festivities usually weighs around 15lbs which is rather a lot to carry around around and stick into the overhead bin.

But the TSA appears to be actively encouraging such meals and suggests bringing along side dishes including stuffing, mashed potatoes, mac n' cheese, green bean casserole and candied yams - all of which are able to be brought on board. 

'Super foods got nothin' on Thanksgiving stuffing! Whether it's pineapple cranberry stuffing, vegetarian blueberry stuffing, or whatever other gourmet powerhouse stuffing concoctions you've created, these are welcome guests in your carry-on bags. Pack it up and to grandma's house you go!'

'Whether it's homemade (booyah!), or straight from the superb aluminum can itself, cranberry sauce is good to go in your checked bags,' the agency stipulates in a special Thanksgiving memorandum.  

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