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How to pack food for air travel

Despite the pandemic situation and inconveniences of air traveling, fortunately, we are still allowed to travel. So it’s good to know how to prepare food for travel by plane. Here we will consider all the options that you have. Either you want to have a snack on your journey or just transport some kind of food. Remember that you have to check if it’s allowed to take! With us, you’ll be well prepared for post-Covid travel. Get ready, fasten your belts, and read our tips.

How to pack food for carry-on luggage

First of all, you must know that you cannot bring plane fluids in a volume bigger than three oz.(100 ml). Of course, there is an exemption to fluids: if you travel with an infant, you can take up to a liter of breast milk. You can’t also take with you food packed in aluminum foil. Don’t worry; you certainly can use a vacuum sealer to pack your snacks or sandwiches. You probably think that it would be trouble with opening food packed that way. Here’s some great tip: sealing makes a notch to make home-sealed bags easier to open without scissors. Thanks to that, you can rip it on board.

There are a few things that you shouldn’t take with you on the plane. For example, don’t take cheese or butter. Do you wonder why? Well, it’s hard for security devices at the airport to find the difference between that kind of thing and explosive materials. It may sound funny, but that’s true. You also have to notice that you’re not alone on the board. You probably don’t want others to smell your food, don’t you?

How to pack food for declared luggage

If you want to save space in your luggage, the good idea is to use vacuum-sealed bags. They are a simple solution with which you’ll keep your food both fresh and aromatic.

Sometimes you will have to get with your food that needs to be cooled. Still, you can take neither ice cubes nor cooling gel to the airplane. We have a simple tip for you: in situations like that, you can put your food between two packs of frozen vegetables and keep it in the bag. Another good idea is the usage of a small cooling bag.


Whether it’s a domestic or international flight, keep in mind that rules are set for your, other passengers, or the environment’s safety. We advise you to check governmental sites to ensure that your food is allowed to be taken on board or declared. Follow our tips and use good-quality sealed bags and canisters. Enjoy your flight!

Golden rules – a couple of tips for packing food for air travel:

  1. Double check before packing.
  2. Leave it at home if you’re not sure.
  3. Large packages go with declared luggage.
  4. If it smells, it doesn’t go.
  5. It’s essential to be easy to open without cutting
  6. Baby needs to eat.
  7. X-ray doesn’t know if it’s dairy or explosives.

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