Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Philosophical questions regarding airline security

Is peanut butter a solid or liquid?


At 8:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think a solid, but put it in your checked luggage. They don't allow food in your carry-on, unless you buy it once you're past security.


At 12:15 PM, Blogger Bill said...

Brenda got her hot mustard home safely in her checked luggage. Remarkable since even the label had slipped off.

At 8:23 PM, Anonymous Shari said...

I'm going to disagree and say that it's a very viscous liquid (it takes the shape of its container, so it is a liquid), and either way, I wouldn't try to take it on a plane. :-)


At 9:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

According to the TSA website (which doesn't classify it as either a solid or liquid), you are allowed 3 oz or less of peanut butter in your carry on luggage, and there's no limit for your checked luggage. I've traveled with it before and had no problems.

Googling "peanut butter" and "TSA", I found many stories of the PBJ sandwich the TSA confiscated from a congressman who was trying to live on the foodstamp allotment--something like $3 per day. Nothing more dangerous than a congressman with a PBJ sandwich (unless it's a fluff sandwich!)

At 3:30 PM, Blogger Ovonia Red said...

I wasn't actually planning on taking a jar of Peanut Butter in my carry-on luggage. (I may put one in my check luggage, but that should be fine). I was just thinking about peanut butter and packing and that led me to wonder about the exact classification on Peanut Butter.

Wow, and $3 a day. That's less than I spend on food here! I figure my average here is between $4 and $5 a day (except for yesterday, when it came out to over $12... ehhhhh).

At 7:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yup, $3/day.
Hardly shockingly, Congresspersons found this was difficult to achieve. (durr)
It's actually provided as $21/week, I think, and most people who receive food stamps probably do so as part of a family, so there is some opportunity for economies of scale, but still.
And I would define peanut butter as a fluid.
As your mommy knows, I successfully transported two jars to the UK and back again, admittedly in my checked bags.
(I can't wait to see you after your flight!!)


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