a talk with the FAA about eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Kaneke, Feb 25, 2008.

  1. Kaneke

    Kaneke Songster

    later this week I may get the answer --

    was at an aviation expo over the weekend and talked to the FAA Hazardous Materials person there -- about carrying-on fertile eggs

    since we might have BYCers traveling from one place to another, who might be "couriers" for eggs ... rather than shipping them USPS or UPS or FedEx ...

    according to her, according to FAA guidelines, they CAN be manually inspected rather than X-rayed

    she will also contact the TSA (better the FAA asking, than a passenger !) to see what their official position might be on fertile eggs which must not be X-rayed .. and she'll get back to me this week

    also, might be necessary to have a USDA stamp of inspection on the eggs ...

    likewise, the air carrier (airline) might have a regulation about "livestock" carried aboard, though I would think an egg carton in a padded box would be the "personal item" of luggage already allowed ... once passed by TSA

    maybe we could have a separate "Travel Plans" item in the categories, with posts like "hey, I'm going to Location X from Location Y, anyone need eggs transported?"

    who knows, it might work
  2. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

    Sep 20, 2007
    Northeast Texas
    Now that would be pretty cool!
  3. priszilla

    priszilla Songster

    Jan 12, 2008
    easley sc
    my aunt works for Delta-flies for free--wonder if she is planning a trip?Can eggs be brought from overseas?
  4. Kaneke

    Kaneke Songster

    from overseas -- I suspect the Dept of Agriculture would really want to inspect those very carefully

    depending of course on where they came from (country) and whether from a commercial hatchery or from hobby breeder or ??

    also, don't know if those would cause any problems for Customs

    worth pursuing, though ... why don't you ask ?

  5. ginasmarans

    ginasmarans Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    West Tn
    I thought the air pressure on planes were a problem to the eggs. If not,it sounds like a good idea.

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