Anyone take PB&J sandwiches through airport security?

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  1. marciemouse

    marciemouse Raised on Disney

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    We are on a flight that is over our normal dinner time, so I was thinking of packing peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for our daughters. But I'm wondering if TSA will let them pass through? I'm thinking yes, but I don't want to bother if they're going to make me throw them away. TIA!
     
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  3. TDC Nala

    TDC Nala 1937, what a year that was

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    Yes, you can take sandwiches. You could not take jars of peanut butter or jelly, but you can take sandwiches.

    The only thing you may want to watch out for is that if there is a peanut allergic person on your flight, the airline may ask that you not open or unwrap any peanut products onboard. So, if there's something else your children will eat, to be safe you should bring that instead of peanut butter, because you could end up bringing the sandwiches and then being unable to eat them on the flight.

    I have a friend who just last month brought trail mix for the plane and was unable to open it onboard the flight due to an allergy announcement.
     
  4. LaurenT

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    This would have to be a very rare situation. I was a flight attendant for 5 years and never came across this. Also rather odd since for so many years a bag if peanuts was the snack of choice for most airlines.
     
  5. Hannathy

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    Yes you can take them and eat them.
    Eating peanut butter does not bother a peanut allergy person altho they will try to tell you otherwise. But peanut protein has to be in the air for it to be a risk and there is no peanut protein released form peanut butter.

    They also can ask you not to eat but they can't force you not to eat them.
     
  6. marciemouse

    marciemouse Raised on Disney

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    Thanks!
     
  7. TDC Nala

    TDC Nala 1937, what a year that was

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    I've had it happen two or three times and my friend just came across it last month. I'm not comfortable with assuming it won't happen.

    And yes, I believe it is true that they can only make a request. They can't force you not to eat the sandwiches or open peanut products. So if you're good with disregarding the request to feed your kids, it's likely you won't get arrested or anything like that, but most folks don't want to disregard the request.
     
  8. Tropical Wilds

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    The last several flights I've had to Disney, they've announced peanut allergies and asked that no peanut products be opened on the flight. We've been given 100 Calorie treats and cereal bars as our snacks.

    While it might be unusual in general, flying to Disney, which is going to have a ton more people and children, and children being the ones who're most sensitive to peanuts and peanut allergies.
     
  9. LaurenT

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    Perhaps it's a new thing (well, new since I flew - over twenty years ago).
    Still, all those flights and never an issue with anyone reacting to the peanut bags that were handed out to everyone. I guess I would honor the request, but I think it's a bit silly.
     
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    Tropical Wilds The Command considers us a bunch of losers.

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    Why would you defy a request like that? There are a million snacks that you could have that aren't peanut-based. Making a stand like "you can't make me not eat it" when the reason you're asked to do so is for the health and comfort of somebody on the plane seems a little... Selfish. Especially since the person who has the allergy could be seated adjacent to you and it could very well present a very real issue for them.

    Just be considerate and plan ahead... Pack fruit, rice cakes, jelly and fluff sandwiches, popcorn...
     
  11. TDC Nala

    TDC Nala 1937, what a year that was

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    Southwest is the only current airline I can think of that still hands out peanuts as a matter of course. Airtran has been giving out pretzels and while you can select from a bunch of stuff on Jet Blue, they don't have peanuts. I don't think US Airways gave out any food. I'm not talking about long-haul flights but the short ones I've been on between DC and Orlando.
     
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    I can't remember the last time I got peanuts on Southwest and I fly them exclusively. I've gotten cereal bars, pretzels, and 100 Calorie Packs of Lorna Doone cookies.
     
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    Delta has been handing out peanuts recently. The last few times I've flown with them (the latest being in February) I've received packages of peanuts on every flight.
     
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    That is exactly what I was thinking....
     
  15. Hannathy

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    And they should be considerate of others also!

    I will eat my PB&J because there is no scientific reason not to. Me eating a PB&J does no harm to an allergy person unless they plan on grabbing it and eating it. Peanut butter does not release peanut protein into the air and that is what they react to. So I will not open a pack of peanuts right under their noses because that is a risk but I will eat my no risk to them sandwich.
     
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    Hi the westerberg! I was going to say the same thing- we flew Delta in February and were offered a bag of peanuts. (so were our 4 kids!) Then I noticed your name- are you by any chance from MN? (we are!)
     
  17. LSUfan4444

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    Can someone please explain this logic?
     
  18. bumbershoot

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    It might not harm a person, but it can SCARE a person. Imagine you're extremely allergic to something, and suddenly you can smell that something. You don't know if it's peanuts in a bag, peanut butter, or this new PB2 thing I keep hearing about on Weight Watchers that is peanut POWDER that you reconstitute with water to make PB less fatty.

    Imagine what your thoughts are. Or if you're a parent of a very allergic child and you're smelling this, not knowing.

    Don't you want to be KIND to that potential person?

    Just eat it at the gate, where people can get away from you.
     
  19. savvy?71

    savvy?71 Why so serious?

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    We often bring food items through security/on plane either from home or purchased in airport. Liquids are the no-no. So I imagine any reasonable food item (not say, a crockpot of stew), would be allowed.

    As for peanuts in-flight, ugh. No allergies here, I just can't stand them. We fly SW 2x a year (Disney & Vegas, and just got back from Vegas, in fact, a few days ago). Peanuts were offered, always are. SW actually keeps going around with their snack tray with various options (100 cal snacks, peanuts, pretzels, breakfast bars, etc...).
     
  20. skilesare

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    Not sure if serious?:confused3

    They've been passing out peanuts on planes for a hundred years. There is no way they could de-peanut a plane. The guy who sat in their seat an hour before probably spilled the peanut dust in the seat trying to lick the wrapper.

    The World. lol
     
  21. alcie27

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    Couldn't you just use another nut butter or sun butter rather than peanut butter?
     
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