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Flying with fresh seafood

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Flying with fresh seafood

is it a problem to get through security with fresh seafood packed in dry ice at SEA airport?

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1. Re: Flying with fresh seafood

interesting question. People used to do it all the time. You might check the tsa website for info. Almost all the seafood places packages things for shipping that way. Perhaps you could check it?

Since dry ice isn't really a liquic I'd guess yes, but who knows what an inspector might say.

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2. Re: Flying with fresh seafood

We've always checked ours without a problem. I don't think they would let you carry it on.

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3. Re: Flying with fresh seafood

TSA doesn't make it easy to figure this out. You should probably call your airline and ask. Here's what AA says on their website about dry ice:

4.4 pounds/ 2 kilograms or less for packing perishables may be carried on board an aircraft in a hard plastic or heavy gauge Styrofoam container, provided the package is vented. Ticket or gate agent must be advised, and a $40 USD/$54 CAD fee (one-way) applies.

If it's going to cost you $40, you might think about checking it instead.

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