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Food allowed in checked luggage?

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Food allowed in checked luggage?

Since we are going to be traveling by RV, I thought

I would pack a few things in our luggage such

as cereal, peanut butter, lemons for the fish, etc.

Is this normally done or allowed?

RV travelers, let me know if you do this, what you

pack, etc. ??

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1. Re: Food allowed in checked luggage?

We fly out of Alaska to backpack & pack our food in our checked luggage & that is allowed, at least according to Delta Airlines.

However, my backpacking food is all dried food, not mess, oily, peanut butter!

I have had things leak from the pressurization, so I would be careful with messy stuff & glass.

I check with my airlines as to their regulations.

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2. Re: Food allowed in checked luggage?

I packed such things as peanut butter crackers, raisens, sample size packs of laundry detergent, and single-serving sizes of condiments. They were all in a heavy zip-loc bag in case of leakage. I didn't have much luggage room to spare so limited my choices to things that were small.

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3. Re: Food allowed in checked luggage?

Yeah, you can pack food, including produce, in your luggage as long as you aren't entering Canada at any point. They have extremely strict rules on produce entering their country (trying to keep out weeds and bugs). Alaska doesn't have any strict agricultural laws like Hawaii does.

As everyone here has suggested, put anything that might leak in large ziplock backs - including shampoos and such. It's such a bummer to arrive and have it all over your clothes!

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4. Re: Food allowed in checked luggage?

Thanks for all the kind replies. Yes, I know to

use ziplock bags and have already decided to limit

most food items to dry things. Our peanut butter

comes in a plastic jar, not glass so I may take a

very small jar double bagged!

I was concerned that luggage containing food products

might be checked more at the airport than those not.

My son plans to carry his dried food for backcountry


Thanks again for your help.

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