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fertile eggs on plane... 5/26/11 UPDATE... Ca. eggs are here in Ill. !

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mmaddie's mom, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Songster

    The TSA will not give me a straight answer... have had everything from:
    each egg must have a label with the oz./weight printed on it...
    must be like all 3-1-1 items and be transported in a quart plastic bag...
    "you could hard boil them"...
    it is up to the screener and what kind of mood he/she is in that day... etc... etc...
    Also have been hung up on while waiting for a supervisor.

    I am traveling from California to Illinois.

    Has anyone ever done this? Does anyone out there work for the TSA? Do they have to go through the x-ray or can they be personally inspected? Is there some sort of paperwork I need to get ahead of time to do this?

    I would love to bring some eggs home to add to my flock.

    Hope someone out there has an answer.

    ps: Tried to do this with eggs from Ireland, but no luck, import issues. I thought within the States it would be easier... so far... NOT!
    Last edited: May 26, 2011

  2. LaurenM23

    LaurenM23 Songster

    Jun 16, 2010
    King George, VA
    While I know we all dislike the USPS for their handling, might it be easier to ship them home to yourself? You'll definitely beat them there AND have time to start up your bator. Just a thought...[​IMG]
  3. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Songster

    Quote:That was what I was hoping to avoid (the USPS crazy handling) by hand carrying the eggs home... in my own two little careful hands. [​IMG]

    Nothing is easy... *sigh* [​IMG]

    Thanks for the thought. [​IMG]
  4. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Songster

    Any thoughts? [​IMG]
  5. ssbs

    ssbs Songster

    Jun 7, 2010
    Crazy stories of hiding illegal items on persons comes to mind [​IMG] Lizards in your shirt anyone??

    You could try bringing them to the airport, if they will let you board then great. If not ship themas a last resort
  6. GothChick

    GothChick Songster

    Sep 5, 2010
    I don't think you can bring eggs on a plane. You could attempt to put them in a suitcase but that would be even rougher handling then the USPS. Plus you are going to have to go through a bunch of x-rays things and I don't think that is good for the eggs either.
  7. maizey

    maizey Songster

    Eggs from Ireland??? they make us walk through the pans of disinfectant every time! And thats just if we say we visited a farm! they just will allow us to bring back the butlers chocolate and taytos...

    I wouldn't try tsa on the eggs... they aren't there to be cheerful or accomodating. Air travel isnt what it was- blame the terrorists. I think shipping is your best bet.

  8. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Songster

    No...no... no eggs from Ireland... that didn't work. Just eggs from California to Illinois. I could drive them so why not fly them?
  9. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Songster

    Oh... and no eggs in my shirt, shoes or pants... everything out front and in the open... is it really that hard?
  10. cslosberg

    cslosberg In the Brooder

    May 6, 2010
    I wanted to take some eggs to my cousin on a flight from Seattle to Boston and couldn't find info anywhere. I finally called TSA and was told that eggs are not allowed (more liquid than allowable limits). I didn't want to chance losing them at the airport so I didn't bother.

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