Traveling for the holidays? Don't bring these items on a plane

November 28, 2018 - 3:30 am

By Amy E. Feldman, Judge Technology Solutions

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — We've all heard the song "All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth," but I can assure you that your hosts will be surprised if that's all you show up with.

For those flying to see loved ones for the holidays, there are some things you need to remember if you're bringing gifts with you and what you can and can't carry onto an airplane.

First, you can't carry more than 3 ounces of liquid with you onto a plane. But that doesn't mean just a water bottle. If you're bringing the meal, you can't carry more than 3 ounces of cranberry sauce, gravy, or salad dressing.  

And as for gifts, the same holds true for perfume or cologne, gift baskets with food items like salsa or jelly, snow globes, and the perennial favorite, wine, beer, or liquor. Ditto for sporting equipment like bats or sticks, tools, or pocket knives. 

And while there's no law against trying to bring gift-wrapped goods onto a plane, you will likely be asked to unwrap them before getting on. So, the best bet is to put all those items into your checked baggage, or better yet, ship them ahead of time so people will be happy to see just you and your smiling face.