In honour of our friends in the US, a little Thanksgiving #TBT – Thanksgiving Dinner on a Plane.
This is from 2009 when we were traveling on Thanksgiving so our dear friends packed us a feast from their groaning board before we caught a cab to the airport.
Tips For Thanksgiving Dinner on Plane
- get your food portioned into multiple containers just in case. That way if security refuses the stuffing, you might still have the pie to eat mid-flight.
- gravy is NOT considered a liquid by airport security, especially if it’s already on your potatoes.
- cranberry sauce is also permissible as long as it’s not too saucy.
- any attempt to do this will result in many many many people asking if your brought enough for the whole plane.
- pack napkins, lots of napkins!
- hungry security guards and airport staff will attempt to confiscate your dinner, mostly in jest. But not entirely.
- be nice to your Flight Attendant so they let you do this. (and might heat up your gravy if you are extra good.)
- if you can, bring enough to at least share something with your seat mates. A bag of extra biscuits or pumpkin pie tarts are a nice touch.
Note: rules on “outside food” may vary by airline. Air Canada was very good about this, but I can’t guarantee other airlines will be. (or even that Air Canada would be now.)
Happy US Thanksgiving.