Carry on the bird. Check the sauce.
In the TSA has two simple rules for flyers toting Thanksgiving family favors: All the solid can go through airport security. All liquid or spills cannot – and must be carefully packed in a checked bag.
“People are surprised that some travelers want to wear tassels and hats on their flight,” TSA spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein told The Post. “Guess what? The heels can fly – and I don’t mean the spouses!”
Right warning from Farbstein: Everything you move should be put in a bin for x-rays, like a laptop.
And the list of hand luggage is long: bird, cow or pig, cooked or raw; stuffed, cooked or raw, in boxes or bags; pumpkin pie; casseroles like Mother’s green bean trust; and virtually any fresh fruit and vegetable, including yams and Brussels sprouts.
The sauce, the cranberry sauce, the wine, the apple cider, those homemade cherry preserves – all need to be checked.
And if you’re not sure what to wear or check, tweet @AskTSA or write the article at the TSA website search engine.
Finally, no matter how much your food flies, keep it cold to prevent transmission diseases. The TSA allows ice packs, but they must be frozen to be placed in the upper tank.