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“Thanksgiving Travel Tips From The TSA: Pies OK, Gravy Not So Much”

November 25th, 2009 · 1 Comment

TPM Live Wire has a helpful and humorous post, “Thanksgiving Travel Tips From The TSA: Pies OK, Gravy Not So Much,” by Rachel Slajda about the Transportation Safety Administration’s (TSA) “Helpful Hints For Holiday Travel”:

The Transportation Security Administration, which makes the rules about how many ounces of liquid you can carry on the plane (and whose employees have a spectacular grasp of how to use new media), has released a fantastic rundown of which Thanksgiving fixings you can carry on.

Pies are OK. Cranberry sauce is not. Neither are:

* Creamy dips and spreads (cheeses, peanut butter, etc.)

* Gift baskets with food items (salsa, jams and salad dressings)

* Gravy

* Jams

* Jellies

* Maple syrup

* Oils and vinegars

* Salad dressing

* Salsa

* Sauces

* Soups

* Wine, liquor and beer

And snow globes — which have “an undetermined amount of liquid” — aren’t allowed through security either.

So why did pie make the cut? Our guess: Cronyism, plain and simple.

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1 response so far ↓

  • 1 Robin Parker // Nov 25, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    HAHA! Well, pie IS the most important part of Thanksgiving dinner (in my view).

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

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