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Bring eggs through airport security?

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by 5Leepy!, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. 5Leepy!

    5Leepy! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi there,

    I'm really not sure where to post this...

    So, I'm flying tomorrow to see my mother who has recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer. I want to bring her some fresh eggs from my flock but have no idea if they can go through airport security or not. Anyone ever tried this before?

    Thanks!
    5Leepy!
     
  2. the Pollo Loco

    the Pollo Loco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no never but keep us posted... [​IMG]
     
  3. dretd

    dretd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lots of different threads on here with varied experiences. Mmaddie's mom talks about her experience here:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=59359-airplane-eggs
    Here are her bottom-line tips:
    Here's what I learned...

    *DO get there early

    *DON"T be any trouble and keep your other "stuff" to a minimum

    *Be polite and to the point... don't waste their time

    *Do what they ask and be willing to give them up if that is what they ask

    *Pack the eggs in plain old grocery store egg cartons (even if you need to bring your own from home)... here was a mistake that I made... S had packed the eggs beautifully, like they were being shipped... but this required me to completely unpack the whole box and to repack... if they had been in egg cartons, I could have just opened them and the TSA agent could have easily seen them... I think it would have much easier.

    ETA this was for fertile eggs they wanted to hatch. If you don't care about fertility (x-rays) you could bundle them in your luggage and avoid the hassle security with them.
     
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2011
  4. 5Leepy!

    5Leepy! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! I'll have to read up on how to bundle them and see if I have room in my luggage. That sounds like the best way.

    5Leepy!
     
  5. steenie1

    steenie1 New Egg

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    I'm planning to take a dozen chocolate easter eggs through airline security in early april. Anyone have a suggestion?
    Maybe we should call the airport first.
     
  6. steenie1

    steenie1 New Egg

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    Call your local airport and ask to speak to the TSA manager. Sometimes they will personally make sure you get the eggs through ok
     
  7. abqhucker

    abqhucker New Egg

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    Including the above suggestions, here is what I received (via email) from the TSA representitive on 3/8/12:

    "Thank you for your e-mail regarding the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) policy for carrying eggs through security screening checkpoints.

    Un-hatched, including raw, eggs are not on TSA’s prohibited items list and can be transported in carry-on baggage if they are properly packaged and labeled and show no signs of tampering or alteration. However, please be aware that regardless of whether or not an item is on the prohibited items list, Transportation Security Officers have discretion to prohibit an individual from carrying an item through the screening checkpoint or onboard an aircraft if they believe the item poses a security threat. Therefore, TSA security screening personnel make the final decision on whether to permit items such as un-hatched eggs into the sterile area of the airport. In addition, TSA recommends travelers contact their airlines to inquire about any additional guidelines the airlines may have regarding traveling with eggs.

    TSA’s Web site, www.tsa.gov, has information about prohibited and permitted items, the screening process and procedures, and guidance for special considerations that may assist in preparing for air travel. Passengers can go directly to these tips at www.TSATravelTips.us.

    We hope this information is helpful.
    TSA Contact Center"
     
  8. SeattleLeah

    SeattleLeah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone know if this is still true? I'd love to bring some eggs back when I am visitng my parents in San Diego. thanks
     
  9. Justwingingit

    Justwingingit New Egg

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    I hope it is still accurate here in 2015. I fly tomorrow and am heavily considering to try it actually from San Diego to Seattle.
     
  10. Lewis Farms

    Lewis Farms Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey, how did it go? I am flying from Los Angeles to Seattle this weekend and want to bring a few dozen eggs for my family. Thanks!
     

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