Taking Peanuts on the plane or in luggage

Discussion in 'Canadian Trip Planning & Community Board' started by Celidh, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. Celidh

    Celidh DIS Veteran

    Mar 6, 2011
    I was told that you couldn't take peanuts on the plane. Does anyone know anything about this. I was thinking of getting trail mix for the kids for either on the plane as a snack or in our luggage for in Disney. We were also thinking of bringing a small jar of peanut butter for in our room with breakfast.

    If someone is able to tell me if this is allowed when flying from Canada to the US, I would appreciate it.
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  3. roxysmum123

    roxysmum123 DIS Veteran

    Jun 1, 2011
    I was SERVED peanuts on my last flight to Orlando with Southwest. My guess is it's an airline dependant thing so your best bet is to call the airline you're flying with and ask them.
  4. despina

    despina Mouseketeer

    Jul 27, 2006
    Yes you can bring peanuts as long as they are not in their shells. Dust from peanut shells when cracked open, spreads though aircraft and someone allergic, well you what I mean :goodvibes My godson is allergic and we allerted the flight attendents and they did not serve any peanut products in our seating area. So bring your trail mix!!!
  5. mbb

    mbb <font color=green>Wishin' & Clappin' & always Beli

    Apr 16, 2003
    Bring your peanut butter in your checked bag - no problems:goodvibes

    We *always* lug a jar of Kraft if we're checking bags.
    Jiff and Skippy just don't taste the same, apparently :teeth:

    We like trail mix too, but leave it at home.

    Cheez'ncrackers is a packed treat we never have, and fun for the plane... and then I don't have to worry about others travelling with us, or after us, that may have health issues with nuts.

    Oh, and cinnamon buns at the airport - the kids look forward to picking out the yummiest, icingest ones they can find:goodvibes I'll grab a couple of milk for them to drink on the plane, along with water.

    I figure for the couple of hours we're on the aircraft, we're balancing out the extra sugar and carbs with plain old excitement:rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:

    Hope this helps!! And have a wonderful trip!!

  6. bankr63

    bankr63 DIS Veteran

    Aug 3, 2010
    There are no restrictions on flying with or importing processed nuts (from CBSA.gov):

    -Nuts- All nuts are allowed if they have been boiled, cooked, ground, oven dried, pureed, roasted, or steamed. Other nuts may be allowed if they are free from their husks (the shell remains), such as almonds, betel nuts, Brazil nuts, cashews, coquilla nuts, filberts (hazelnuts), Java olives, kara nuts, gingko nuts, macadamias, pecans, pili nuts, pine nuts (pinon nuts), pistachios, and walnuts. (USDA Miscellaneous and Processed Products Manual, Table 3-105, 3-106)​

    There are restrictions on bringing in unprocessed nuts as they then become agricultural products and may be restricted under APHIS (see usda.gov).

    The airlines themselves do not inspect your luggage or carry ons - that is the job of the TSA looking for dangerous items and the CBS looking for contraband items.

    As the PP mentions though, bringing items that can cause an allergic reaction in another passenger is impolite. And on behalf of those of us who are allergic to some scents, I would urge that people not wear perfume or cologne either. Nothing worse than being stuck in the aluminum tube of death for 3 hours unable to breathe because the lady beside you thinks she smells pretty...
  7. rvchat

    rvchat DIS Veteran

    Jul 31, 2008

    DESPINA: did you see my PM to you? i sent two.
  8. Polydweller

    Polydweller DIS Veteran

    May 17, 2010
    The info from bankr63 is fine but in Canada it's CATSA, not TSA which is American. Peanuts are fine according to CATSA but peanut butter in a jar greater than 100ml must be in checked luggage. Check the CATSA site just before you leave (CATSA.gc.ca) just before you leave. The regs do sometimes change without much notice and Canada's can be slightly different than the US. I've seen that a few times over the year.

    Another good Canada site to check is CBSA (CBSA-afca.gc.ca) which provides info about import regulations in both directions. Again these change occasionally and the two countries are slightly different.
  9. bankr63

    bankr63 DIS Veteran

    Aug 3, 2010
    I agree to a point. And I am a former airline worker, so know the industry fairly well. Although CATSA does the checking in Canada (it will be a contracted CATSA agent at security), they have to follow the more stringent TSA regulations for flights destined to the US. For example, that's why you always have to take off your shoes for flights to the US but not for domestic flights. So it is the TSA that is really calling the shots on US destined flights.
  10. Cdn Friends of Pooh

    Cdn Friends of Pooh Certified Mousejunkie

    Jun 8, 2006
    We have been on flights were there was a severe peanut allergy where no nuts were served and passengers were asked that no peanuts be eaten on the flight by anyone. Also, we've heard of flights were airlines have created a buffer zone around a passenger with a severe peanut allergy (usually 3 rows in front and 3 rows behind) and anyone in that zone was asked not to eat any nuts. Just something to keep in mind.

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