Fowl Play: Turkey causes airport evacuation

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by kuntrygirl, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    The TSA said it hopes the incident will serve as a lesson and encourage travelers to pay close attention to what types of items are allowed in checked bags to avoid delays at the airport.

    It's been a while since I read all the boilerplate the TSA puts out but I'm pretty sure nowhere in it does it say you can't pack a stuffed turkey in your checked bags, headlamps or no.
     
  2. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will have to remember this when I fly to Orlando in a few weeks! [​IMG] I will be flying out of Shreveport and they may have just as good of a crack pot TSA team.
     
  3. Rozzie

    Rozzie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2010
    A.T. Hagan :

    The TSA said it hopes the incident will serve as a lesson and encourage travelers to pay close attention to what types of items are allowed in checked bags to avoid delays at the airport.

    It's been a while since I read all the boilerplate the TSA puts out but I'm pretty sure nowhere in it does it say you can't pack a stuffed turkey in your checked bags, headlamps or no.

    Yeah, same here. Headline said turkey; article says it was a frozen chicken. Either way, I don't remember anything in the TSA rules saying you can't take a frozen chicken with you in your checked baggage.

    (I guess it's not 100% clear in that article whether it was in a checked bag or in a carryon. Given the fact that they have turkey in the headline & chicken in the article, who knows. Quality journalism at its finest...)​
     
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2010
  4. DCS

    DCS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I checked our Christmas dinner on the plane, and had no problems. I was upfront with the airline AND the TSA, announcing that there was a fresh bird in the styrofoam-lined box, and that there were frozen gelpacks around out. The TSA still unpacked and searched it, but it made it. I did have to sign a waiver that the airline wasn't liable for spoilage, but it wasn't a problem.

    This is a 38 lb bird, too... a little larger than a little frozen chicken!

    I read the contract of carriage, and frozen (or fresh, on ice) food for consumption was not forbidden. I also carried eggs on the plane, again warning the screeners to expect them. No problems.
     

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