That's One Fly Pie
Yes, you can have your pie in the sky.
Those who recall Piegate, however, might say otherwise. In that situation, a man hoping to fly back with his Thanksgiving cherry pie was stopped by Sacramento (Calif.) airport security and told to surrender his dessert. Though cherry pie was not listed on the Transportation Security Administration's list of banned edibles, the official obviously found something threatening about a cluster of little red fruits hiding beneath a thick golden crust.
Maybe they were moonlighting as the Diet Patrol, or were more apple pie guys? In any event, Mr. Cherry Pie cheerily agreed to pack his snack in his checked bag. Word is, the pie stayed safe until they hit the ground, when the man unceremoniously shoveled it into his mouth.
With Christmas coming up in exactly a week, I thought it would be an opportune time to review the Liquid or Gel Rules. The easiest way to remember them is to chant this TSA ditty: "If you can pour it, pump it, squeeze it, spread it, smear it, spray it or spill it." (The rest of the chorus is, "Then leave it at home!")
In practice, that means no cranberry sauce, yogurt, whipped cream or pudding -- unless you have baked a whipped cream chocolate pudding yogurt pie with cranberry sauce drizzle. Of course, even if the rogue ingredients are sandwiched between spongy cake or lay beneath a lattice crust, TSA officials have the final discretion. It is within their authority to deny your dessert entry onto the plane. At that point, you have one of four choices: surrender it, stick it in your checked luggage, drive it home (or to the nearest shelter, a nice holiday gesture indeed) or eat it on the spot. If you choose the last option, don't forget to bring a fork and knife. But make them plastic, because, well, you know why.
Has airport security banned any of your foods from flying? If so, serve it up!
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