Food and Snacks For Airplane

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Panic – the ridiculous fear that you might starve to death on a 3 hour plane ride, just because the airline won’t feed you on a flight. You have the feeling that you will be starving and you want to take food and snacks for airplane with you. You can buy food in the airport after you pass through security and then take it on the plane. If you don’t want to spend a lot of time or money buying food in the airport you can take food and treats that should make it through the TSA airport screening. No liquids allowed; soda, canned shakes, canned tuna, etc over 3.4 ounces.

Here is a list of food and snacks for airplane. One caution to note is that dairy products and meat products can’t be taken into or out of most countries. As regulations change check the TSA for any questions you have, http:www.tsa.gov.

  • Granola bars
  • Cereal bars/Small boxes of cereal
  •  Cheese sticks
  • Jerky
  • Cheese and cracker packages
  • Candy, Gum
  • Chips, Crackers, Pretzels
  • Cut up vegetables
  • Fruit
  • Trail mix
  • Nuts & Seeds
  • Cookies, Cake
  • Popcorn
  • Sandwich – Condiments on the sandwich or taken separate in packets less that 3.4 ounces
  • Salad – dressing packet less than 3.4 ounces
  • Muffin, Roll
  • Chicken & Rice – no sauce
  • Food bought in the airport after going through security
  • Single package cool-aid or drink flavoring, Hot chocolate Packets
  • Empty water bottle (fill in airport or on plane)


Here are some answers to the most common questions about taking food and drinks on the plane.

1. Can I bring food on the plane?

The answer is yes as long as it isn’t liquid or packaged so that the TSA can’t open it to see what it is. It must be in a container though.

2. What foods can I take?

The answer is check with each country as sometimes meats, dairy, fruits and vegetables are not allowed and you can get fined.

3. Do the airlines feed you meals on your flight?

Not on most flights within the USA but most international flights still feed you.Can I take a drink?

No liquids can go through security check point over 3.4 ounces. There is an exception for formula and medications. Check the TSA site for those. Take a few snack or some food and then you won’t ever panic that you might starve on the plane trip. Another benefit to taking snacks with you is that if you get stranded somewhere you will have food with you.

Author: Debbie Gerber
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