Avoid hungry traveler syndrome and be smart about airplane snacks

Packing food from home in your carry-on is still a good idea—it’s cheaper than buying fast food at the airport, and it will save you from hunger pangs if you experience long delays on the tarmac or if the airplane meal is just too disgusting. Just keep in mind that these days goodies must comply with the TSA (www.tsa.gov) guidelines, or they’ll be confiscated. Don’t pack beverages in your carry-on; stick with dry goods like granola bars, mixed nuts, baked goods, or sandwiches. Small containers (less than 3 ounces) of yogurt and pudding are allowed on many flights, too. Fruits and veggies might also be okay if you’re flying within the lower 48; you may encounter restrictions regarding produce when flying internationally or to Hawaii.