Food on plane

Old Nov 1st, 2015, 07:28 PM
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Food on plane

So, I know this is probably an odd question, but am I allowed to bring hardboiled eggs (in the shell) on my flight to Madrid?
If so, carry on or checked bag? I like to eat healthy when possible!
Also, if I purchase jam or bread in Italy, am I allowed to take it on the plane in my carry on?
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Old Nov 1st, 2015, 07:38 PM
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>>If so, carry on or checked bag?>if I purchase jam or bread in Italy, am I allowed to take it on the plane in my carry on?
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Old Nov 1st, 2015, 07:44 PM
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For jam, you can quickly find it out on your own by googling.

European regulation is this: http://ec.europa.eu/transport/modes/...y/doc/lags.pdf
TSA regulation is this:
http://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-s...ohibited-items (under food)

TSA is clear about jam being a restricted item (100ml limit). European rule only mentions gel and any other items of "similar" consistency.

http://food52.com/blog/13079-jam-is-...ling-with-food
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Old Nov 1st, 2015, 08:03 PM
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I have had jam taken away feom my carry on. And if returning to the US, be ready for Agriculture inspectors who will check it, perhaps take ot away. I have had a hard time with agricultural inspections.
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Old Nov 1st, 2015, 08:04 PM
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I assume you meant to take hard boiled eggs to eat on plane.
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Old Nov 1st, 2015, 08:17 PM
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>>I assume you meant to take hard boiled eggs to eat on plane.would think . . . BUT the OP did give 'checked bag' as one option. One cannot access checked luggage during the flight so I assumed she meant taking the eggs to Italy -- seems weird to me.
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Old Nov 1st, 2015, 08:53 PM
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janisj - lol - I know it sounds so weird - I agree - but several years ago when I went to the Bahamas, stayed at the Atlantis, I actually did pack a dozen hard boiled eggs in my checked luggage. I figured if we color eggs for the Easter Bunny to hide, they stay unrefrigerated for at least a day too, right?
It worked out great - no one took them from me, I put them in the refrigerator in our hotel room, and I had breakfast for a few days.
However, coming home from Aruba a few years ago, I had an apple in my hand that I asked each and every person at every security check if I could take it with me on the plane to eat as a snack. No one answered me until I went through the last check and they brought me into a secure room with two officers - I was scared to death and thought I was going to be arrested!
Needless to say, they were not going to allow me to take it to eat, but didn't tell me that either. I think they wanted to scare me. It worked!
Not FUN!
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Old Nov 1st, 2015, 09:06 PM
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...and one time I brought a jar of soy butter for my daughter who carries an EPI pen for nut allergies, and they took the soy butter away! Now I know better!
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Old Nov 1st, 2015, 09:38 PM
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I had jam taken from us at the Edinburgh airport. Both my wife and I were completely surprised as near suspected it would be confiscated.
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Old Nov 1st, 2015, 09:45 PM
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You are going to a country w/ some of the best food on earth -- you do not need to take hard boiled eggs . . .
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Wait.. take the eggs to eat on the plane.. it will be fine.. but stinky maybe for your seat mates.. but jam.. is a LIQUID .. so unless its UNDER 100mls( 3 ozs) .. you must pack it in your checked bag. I have never ever heard of jam being taken away from checked bag by agricultural.. because its heat processed all the "seeds" or bacteria in it is dead. BUT of course if you put a jar in your carry on it will be taken away.. its not what it is.. but how much it is..

I have brought home fig jam from Europe twice. no problem.
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Old Nov 1st, 2015, 10:02 PM
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PS I always bring food on the plane.. plane food sucks. I usually just get a sub sandwich and a salad from a vendor once through security and maybe pack some snack bars from home.
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However, coming home from Aruba a few years ago, I had an apple in my hand that I asked each and every person at every security check if I could take it with me on the plane to eat as a snack. No one answered me until I went through the last check and they brought me into a secure room with two officers - I was scared to death and thought I was going to be arrested!
Needless to say, they were not going to allow me to take it to eat, but didn't tell me that either. I think they wanted to scare me. It worked! >>

that's because you were trying to take fruit into the US - a big no-no.

You can bring food such as boiled eggs, bread [why not make a jam sandwich if you want bread and jam] pastries, etc., plus any drinks that you purchase air-side. However the easier option is just to wait until you are through security and then buy what ever you need for the journey.

The only place that didn't work for us was on a flight from HK to Brisbane when they confiscated water bottles at the entrance to the plane, even though they had been purchased air-side. We were told that this was because of Aussie regulations re importing liquids [which made little sense] and it didn't happen when we flew from Christchurch to Sydney.
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Old Nov 2nd, 2015, 02:31 AM
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Only take the eggs if you are planning on eating them on the plane and don't mind being That Person who eats "aromatic" food in a confined space in the company of others who can't escape.

I only say that because I don't know how picky customs at your entry point will be with regards to the importation of eggs, cooked or otherwise.

IMO, you're better off buying a pack when you land and hard cooking them there. It's not like American eggs are better anyway.
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Old Nov 2nd, 2015, 02:41 AM
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IF you have a fridge/minibar in your room, and IF you want to eat breakfast there because it is not included in your room rate and you don't feel like going out for it, you can buy OJ and yoghurt. Not to mention any kind of carbs you want. It is Italy, not a desert.

I just flew back to the US in economy on AA, and was surprised that the food was actually edible. I told the flight attendant it was much better, and she looked SO pleased! However, there wasn't all that much of it, and I was glad of the sandwich I had bought in Barcelona airport.
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Old Nov 2nd, 2015, 03:57 AM
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You are ALL correct!!! NO EGGS it is!!!

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Old Nov 2nd, 2015, 04:07 AM
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Hard boiled eggs is one of the first items we buy at a deli/market when arriving in Zurich. We keep a "cold food bag" with us while traveling around (usually Switzerland, Germany, Italy). The eggs do just fine, also the cheeses and salami. DH has brought left over eggs home in his checked bag with no problems.
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Old Nov 2nd, 2015, 04:17 AM
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The jam/jelly/soy butter question is probably in the 3 oz. rule regulation.
Take eggs if you want--with you in the cabin. If they take them away, what have you lost?
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Old Nov 2nd, 2015, 04:33 AM
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Preserves are definitely subject to the 3 oz rule. If you have the option to check luggage, unless you are planning on eating it on the plane, by all means check your Italian jam.
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Old Nov 2nd, 2015, 04:40 AM
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I'm still trying to wrap my mind around hard boiled eggs as a healthy breakfast. They're just packed with cholesterol.
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