Carrying food packed in dry ice on airplane?

Apr 18th, 2007, 08:30 PM
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Carrying food packed in dry ice on airplane?

I looked at the TSA's website and couldn't find dry ice listed on it, has anyone traveled recently with food packed in dry ice? I was thinking about carrying a pizza out to a friend in Los Angeles but don't want it confiscated by airport security!

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Apr 18th, 2007, 09:05 PM
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Eeeer..I don't think I would try that. What's so special about this pizza?
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Apr 18th, 2007, 09:08 PM
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It's Lou's from Chicago and she's ordered it online a couple of times, I can also have it Fed Ex'd out to her from their website, I just thought I'd surprise her with one. I might just stick with Garrett's Popcorn...
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Apr 18th, 2007, 11:07 PM
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No dry ice, no wet ice in carry on either
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Apr 19th, 2007, 05:28 AM
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You can take dry ice on a plane if it is in a cooler and it is declared at check in. I use dry ice to bring fish back from Alaska every summer.
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Apr 19th, 2007, 09:51 AM
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bdawk - have you done this since all the changes this fall?
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Apr 19th, 2007, 10:06 AM
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Best advice I can give is call the airline you're flying. This is one of those things that airlines might have different rules for.
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Apr 19th, 2007, 10:20 AM
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Whenever I go to Memphis I always bring back BBQ. I freeze it first and I carry it in an insulated freezer bag.
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Apr 19th, 2007, 10:40 AM
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Pugsly, you put that in your carry-on, and have no problem? Does security *examine* it?
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Apr 19th, 2007, 12:02 PM
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Hi Kristi:

As bdawk posts, the best thing to do is call your airline. I took AirTran to Dayton last fall & on the way home, I stopped off & bought a cooler & picked up several pints of ice cream from Graeters (if you've ever had it, you'd know why I go through the trouble!) that they wrapped in dry ice. It was checked by the TSA at the counter, and I just asked them to tape the cooler up after they had inspected it, which they happily did. So, look at it this way: you could take Chicago pizza out and In-n-Out burgers & fries back!
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Apr 19th, 2007, 07:00 PM
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I have taken coolers of many different things and checked them as luggage with ice packs. You will have to check about the dry ice as a carry-on, but I know you can check a cooler as luggage.
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Apr 19th, 2007, 08:19 PM
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Check with your airline - Continental, for example, allows up to 4.4 pounds of dry ice if it is in a ventilated, hard sided container that otherwise mets carry on size and weight restrictions. http://tinyurl.com/yuyeka
BTW, Lou's also ships via overnight carrier - lots easier than schlepping it with you!
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Apr 20th, 2007, 09:18 AM
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I think I'll stick with something I know I can carryon like popcorn and send her a pizza for her birthday, much easier and no worries about some hungry security guard taking my pizza. Thanks for taking the time to reply!
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