any one put food/water in checked luggage?

Discussion in 'Transportation' started by iluvepcot, May 11, 2005.

  1. iluvepcot

    iluvepcot Mouseketeer

    Aug 18, 2004
    SWA states in WEB that they do not recomend putting food or beverage in checked luggage. I wanted to pack juice boxes, small boxes of dry cereal, water and some snacks. It does not state that you can not do this but it is stated that they do not recomend this. I was wondering if anyone knew why?
  2. spectrums

    spectrums Mouseketeer

    Apr 4, 2005
    Yikes I didnt know that wasn't recommended and my suitcase is full of a bunch of snacks for my dd! Please tell me I am not gonna have to repack again LOL

    Doing the single digit banana dance! :banana:
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  4. Horace Horsecollar

    Horace Horsecollar DIS Veteran

    Feb 10, 2002
    Checked luggage is x-rayed and checked for explosives. The Transportation Safety Association (TSA) recommends that passengers should not to put food into checked luggage because some food items, especially chocolate and cheese, can register false alarms on the explosive detection devices.

    I wouldn't put in water or beverage containers, because I'd be concerned with leakage due to the air pressure difference and how checked baggage is often handled roughly.
  5. OKW Lover

    OKW Lover Retired and living 2 miles from The Castle. DIS Lifetime Sponsor

    Apr 29, 2004
    Keep in mind that luggage rides in the belly of the plane. The cargo area is not pressurized or heated. Your food/water will be exposed to temperatures significantly below freezing for most of your flight.
  6. tiggerdog

    tiggerdog Mouseketeer

    Feb 17, 2004
    I freeze water bottles and Gatorade bottles and place them in a soft-sided cooler. I also take cream cheese and bagels as well as chips and other little snacks. I have never had a problem doing this in the past.

    I do empty a little of the liquids out of the bottles before freezing so that there is some room for expansion. I also place the bottles in huge zip lock bags to prevent anything from leaking and making a mess.
  7. Georgieut

    Georgieut Mouseketeer

    Apr 8, 2005
    I am a quack or I should say my hubby is. DH is from NC we live in UT. Well out west there is no Cheerwine soft drink or southern BBQ so when we go back to NC as we did last month DH put 4 12 packs of cheerwine in our golf bags and we carried on 6lbs of frozen BBQ. He even once put a gallon of apple juice in his suitcase and it was glass. For 11 years hes yet had any problems. Home comforts I guess. :)
  8. Nik's Mom

    Nik's Mom Karl Pilkington is a genius

    Dec 22, 2001
    I had heard not to check food in your luggage, so we packed in our carry on. Well, the TSA agent said something showed up in the x-ray and had to open it up. I noticed he inspected the food (boxed chocolates, etc). I didn't realize chocolates looked suspicious on their equipment.
  9. DMRick

    DMRick I prefer to be tagless!

    Jan 25, 2001
    I prefer people not put liquids in their checked luggage, because it's my luggage that took the hit when a bottle broke. Wht a mess.

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