Eclairs in carry-on bag

Apr 14th, 2008, 07:07 PM
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Eclairs in carry-on bag

Does anyone know if you can bring eclairs in your carry-on? Would they be required to be stuffed in a zip-lock bag? I just want a few to eat on the flight back home.
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Apr 14th, 2008, 07:41 PM
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I'd think that the custard filling would qualify as something required to be in the 1 quart baggie.
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Apr 14th, 2008, 07:52 PM
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That's what I'm thinking. I might can squeeze two into the bag. Guess that's better than none.
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Apr 14th, 2008, 08:05 PM
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I am not sure eclairs are on the TSA's list of explosives, but I do know salami causes gas.

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Apr 14th, 2008, 08:26 PM
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OMG this post made me laugh, especially after three glasses of wine.....I say go for it.....
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Apr 15th, 2008, 12:23 AM
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I brought back 3 eclairs and 4 croissants in my carryon bag in March. No one said a word in either Frankfurt or Cincinatti.

Bon Appetite!
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Apr 15th, 2008, 05:05 AM
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You probably won't have a problem but I do know someone who had her pudding cup confiscated by security, so be prepared to turn over the pastries if required.
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Apr 15th, 2008, 05:20 AM
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Just make sure to have enough to give one to the TSO - and you should be fine
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Apr 15th, 2008, 05:52 AM
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i think it is going to depend on the agent or machine sensitivity.

no ogurt.. and i would be afraid that the creamy filling would be a problem if it is a larger than 100 ml. eclair.

i was faced with the same dilemma over a cherry strudel.. and decided not to take the risk and packed it.

good luck.

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Apr 15th, 2008, 06:24 AM
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And it may depend on what the agents need to complete their lunch spread that day.

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Apr 15th, 2008, 06:28 AM
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Maybe if you give the agent one of the eclairs...

Thanks for giving me my first laugh of the morning!
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Apr 15th, 2008, 06:29 AM
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It's funny but I was just looking at the TSA website for updates for my brother. The website says you may bring a pie on board. It doesn't specify what kind, but maybe you can use that as a guideline?

I was trying to think of something funny to add to this thread, but, alas, I haven't had my daily requirement of caffeine.
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Apr 15th, 2008, 07:04 AM
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Just to be safe, you better put them in your checked luggage! & eat them when you get home.
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Apr 15th, 2008, 07:30 AM
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You might try a mix of eclairs, cannolies, and chocolate covered key lime pies. If one does not make it perhaps another one will.

I would be concerned that those things would spoil before I got on the airplane, given that they need to be refrigerated. I am not sure what the lead time is on that situation.

My helpful friend suggested taking the custard filling out before you go through security.

Possibly you could put the custard in a prescripton bottle. Or borrow a baby and put the custard in a baby bottle and pretend it was forumla.

If you could find the TSA agent who checked out my artificial hip, I think you could tell him anything.
After I rang the gong, he shuffled over, and said, "Wassa trouble?"
I said, "I have an artificial hip."
He asked, "Where 'bouts?."

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Apr 15th, 2008, 09:45 AM
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Eclairs have cream/ custard in them. That's more than likely considered in the liquid category. They'll probably take them away.
They took my small jar of peanut butter away, which was not liquid. This was stateside. So, now I put the peanut butter in those tiny 3-ounce, glass cosmetic jars that I get at the Container Store, and let them know that it's peanut butter, and they let it through.
I need my peanut butter as sometimes the airlines forget my vegan meal although I've reconfirmed it. Plus, I have 3 major food allergies which is in most airline food. And on my 17-hour overseas flights, peanut butter and airline rolls, have saved me more than a few times. Happy Travels!
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Apr 15th, 2008, 10:02 AM
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I've had chocolate croissants taken from me at CDG, just to add to the fun of transiting that airport (not).
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