How Do You Travel By Plane with Cookies?

Hi, there is no trouble getting cookies through TSA checkpoints and customs, as those agents are mostly concerned about raw vegetable and animal products, not baked items. I've never had my cookie containers opened at checkpoints, and I have traveled tens, if not hundreds, of times with them.

 

I have a post on my site about how I pack them for air travel. I always carry them on and always have them within my sight. It's just too risky to check them with how the baggage handlers handle even "fragile" boxes. 

 

Link to post: http://www.juliausher.com/blog...es_for_the_long_haul

Wow!  the last time  I traveled in a Mexican airline, I was told no food is allowed, the people shearching the bags took all kind of candies, cookies, shampoo!!!!    No nail cutters were allowed!!  No electric shavers, no things that uses battery!  You only were allowed to put on the plane one bag, your purse counted as a bag too and you should pay for take it on the plane in your seat too!!   It was christmas and I baked a bunch of cookies for my family... I gifted in the airport to  the people because I was not allowed to take them to the plane!!!

 

Originally Posted by Mily:

Wow!  the last time  I traveled in a Mexican airline, I was told no food is allowed, the people shearching the bags took all kind of candies, cookies, shampoo!!!!    No nail cutters were allowed!!  No electric shavers, no things that uses battery!  You only were allowed to put on the plane one bag, your purse counted as a bag too and you should pay for take it on the plane in your seat too!!   It was christmas and I baked a bunch of cookies for my family... I gifted in the airport to  the people because I was not allowed to take them to the plane!!!

 

Hmm . . . I guess Mexico is different. I just came back from Europe and had no trouble. Also have flown to many, many states in US with NO trouble whatsoever.

I will add: All of the airlines I've traveled on (no Mexican ones!) allow for two carry-ons at no charge, but I usually have three - my two cookie containers and my computer bag. Fortunately, the two cookie containers are very compact and snap together. So when I am getting on the plane, I have them snapped together (I slip the extra lid in my computer bag) so it appears as if I have two carry-ons. When I get on the plane, I un-snap the cookie containers, put the extra lid back on one of them (so both are now separate and lidded) - and effectively turn my two carry-ons back into three. One cookie container can fit under the seat in front of me (on most every plane except for puddle-jumpers); the other (along with computer bag) either takes up part of the person's area near me (if they oblige) or goes into the overhead compartment. 

 

Sometimes I don't even bother to conceal my third carry-on though, and I've gotten on - or gate-checked my computer bag without my computer and wallet in it. I've never had cookies confiscated or had to leave them behind. I usually travel with anywhere from 75 to 150 cookies as well.

 

Hope this helps.

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