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What food can I take on a plane??
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Old 26-09-2008, 6:52 PM
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Default What food can I take on a plane??

We are travelling with Jet2 the only excluded items I can see are self heating foods.

Do you know if we can take our own sandwiches?

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Old 26-09-2008, 7:00 PM
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Hi

Yes you can take your sandwiches, we did last week when we flew to and from turkey with first choice.

even took my own minature vodkas, as they are only 50ml bottles.

enjoy your holiday
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Old 26-09-2008, 7:02 PM
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Butties will be fine

Last year I was going to Cuba and for some reason decided to fill a thermos flask with mini Scotch eggs and sausage rolls in my hand luggage. The security man asked if the flasks were empty and I cryptically answered "no, but there's no liquid in there either"....he looked a bit puzzled and had a quick peek and I was allowed to proceed.

Incidentally the scotch eggs lasted for three days!

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Old 26-09-2008, 7:06 PM
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My understanding is that once you have passed through security, any food and drink you purchase in the Duty Free area can be taken on board. Just don't be tempted to bring anything through security as they will confiscate it. In other words, don't make sandwiches at home and don't buy them in the airport before Security although I have taken unopened bags of crisps and nuts through :confused: Just don't take 'anything' through that you are not prepared to lose. If in doubt ask before you buy
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Old 26-09-2008, 7:12 PM
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don't make sandwiches at home and don't buy them in the airport before Security
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security as they will confiscate it
not true, on the 12th sept i took to turkey, made in my kitchen,

4 ham salad barm cakes, 4 pies, 4 sausage rolls, 4 packets of crisp, packet of cashew nuts, 12 minature vodkas, 4 plastic cups,

all in one carrier bag, none were taken of us, and security laughed at my minatures all clingfilmed


22nd sept first choice flight back from turkey to manchester.

4 cheese sandwiches, crisp, large bottles of water and pop, again minatures.

And all with no problem
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Old 26-09-2008, 7:24 PM
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Well I think you were very lucky! As was I when I returned from Malaga and as my case was overweight I had to clear out anything heavy to get past paying any charges. I put my suntan/aftersun lotion amongst other things in my hand luggage and got through security I was prepared to lose it but took the chance. So as I said, if you are happy to lose belongings then try it. I hope you didn't drink your minatures on the plane 'Saint_Chris' as that's not allowed either I don't know how you got through with them being clingfilmed as all liquids have to be in a sealable plastic bag!

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Old 26-09-2008, 7:30 PM
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I hope you didn't drink you minatures on the plane 'Saint_Chris' as it's not allowed
of course i did, i bought diet coke from whsmiths in the airport, took our own plastic glasses, and poured our own on the plane.

even got ice of the air steward.
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Old 26-09-2008, 7:40 PM
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of course i did, i bought diet coke from whsmiths in the airport, took our own plastic glasses, and poured our own on the plane.

even got ice of the air steward.
that is soo funny.
however, I know on the airline that I work for it is an offence to drink your own booze !
I know first choice etc charge, but we dont. I am pretty sure that it is not just our airline that do not allow it. I think it is the case on all airlines and the crew member may not have known you had booze.

I would recommend checking before cracking open a bottle of cheap voddy

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of course i did, i bought diet coke from whsmiths in the airport, took our own plastic glasses, and poured our own on the plane.

even got ice of the air steward.
So you got away with it, doesn't mean it's right :confused: What we all try to get away with is one thing but it is not the correct procedure and that's why I informed the OP not to take anything through that they weren't prepared to lose.
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Old 26-09-2008, 7:45 PM
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I bought a very small bottle of wine (just like they sell you on plane) at airport and opened it on Ryanair flight from Palma. Trolley dolly told me to put it away as I shouldn't be drinking it - apparently you can only drink what they sell you to monitor your drinking! It didn't help that she thought she was someone senior and didn't like the fact I'd asked her to find out how long my pizza would be!

Never had a problem with sandwiches. I do it regularly rather than eat airline yuk.
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It was my understanding that you couldn't take any food or drink through Security let alone a home made packed lunch :confused: I've always bought a sandwich, crisps, etc from 'Boots' in Duty Free on short haul flights when needed which has never been a problem. My Dad travels a lot to Malaga and Malta and dares not take anything with him that he can't consume before Security as he's had sandwiches and drinks taken off him and binned.
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I don't feel any shame taking my own booze on board. As long as you're not causing a problem what are they gonna do? Throw you out?!?
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Food is fine to take through security, have done it many times at various airports. It is usually eaten or mostly eaten by the time of getting on the plane though.

Jet2 do frown upon you taking your own beer on board but they only said it to me when they saw the empty cans.

We bought 2 cans of lager in the airport in Bergamo and had them on the plane, when collecting the rubbish a stewardess said that it wasn't allowed but it was way too late by then.
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Old 26-09-2008, 8:06 PM
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Given that i move from airside to landside on a daily basis at an airport I can maybe put an end to this guessing game.

You can take anyfood airside, ie through security, as long as its not overly liquid ie soups, melted ice cream etc, you can happily take sarnies and crisps etc without any fear of the jumped up tescos security guard taking your butties away from you, if they do try ask to see their supervisor straight away who will put them right. However liquids over 100mls moving from landside to airside is a no no, however this doesnt stop you purchasing bottles of coke/vodka etc in the airside shops and taking them onboard. Of course you have to mindful that your overhead storage allowance also includes the weight of any bottles etc, and if push come to shove the ground crew could stop you walking on the plane with too many bags, this is a mega rare ocurance though.

Please note the 100ml rule does not apply to baby food/milk etc, in this instance you must:

1. have a baby with you
2. be willing to taste the milk/food etc.

Remember if it all starts to go a tad pete tong ask to see a supervisor and if things still dont get resolved ask to see the section of their codes of practice which say you can take butties etc.

Remember its in the airports operators best interest for you not to take food landside so they may try there luck with your nosh.

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I don't feel any shame taking my own booze on board. As long as you're not causing a problem what are they gonna do? Throw you out?!?
Probably not (long drop ) but how embarressing to have it confiscated in front of fellow passengers. It's an offence and if you want to take the risk then so be it. Personally, I'd rather buy it on the plane (even though it's a rip off) than have it confiscated. Each to their own.
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Old 26-09-2008, 8:11 PM
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The word offence keeps being banged about but what offence is this precisely?

Typically stewadesses dont give a fig about how much you drink as long as you buy it from them, hell i've had to step in on several fights in the baggage hall where the people could barely stand up because they were so pished, and consider if you had 4 or 5 pints before you got on the flight then you bought 2 shots off of each hostie you would be good to go and they would no different.

Just a thought

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that is soo funny.
however, I know on the airline that I work for it is an offence to drink your own booze !
I know first choice etc charge, but we dont. I am pretty sure that it is not just our airline that do not allow it. I think it is the case on all airlines and the crew member may not have known you had booze.

I would recommend checking before cracking open a bottle of cheap voddy

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Does this help Phatbear? Are you saying that airlines allow customers to consume their own achohol on flights :confused: Isn't it displayed in the Duty Free shops that it isn't allowed!
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Old 26-09-2008, 8:20 PM
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Probably not (long drop ) but how embarressing to have it confiscated in front of fellow passengers. It's an offence and if you want to take the risk then so be it. Personally, I'd rather buy it on the plane (even though it's a rip off) than have it confiscated. Each to their own.
An "offence"?!?

Will you go to EasyJet jail?
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Old 26-09-2008, 8:32 PM
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Even though it's probably quite expensive "airside" to buy munchies and water but I'm glad we have at least that option. I'd know next time I'd fly I'd probably get nibbles and a cold drink before I board a plane.
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Old 26-09-2008, 8:38 PM
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Right so this is my offence.

right i know it is an offence to drink my own booze on the plane, but i'm a sensible drinker, and over the 4 hour flight i drank 2 minatures, well diluted with diet coke.

I used my own plastic glass, and as i'd taken my minatures with me, i knew how much i was drinking.

Now first choices offence.

Your only allowed to bring back 200 cigs from turkey, that is the rule.

But the airhostess was more than happy to take £28 off me for a 400 pack of l&b, infact i asked for 200 at a cost of £19 until, the airhostess pointed out that i could buy 200 more for an extra £9.
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