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Anonymous asked in TravelAir Travel · 9 months ago

What food can I bring to the airport?

I am picking someone up, and then waiting at the airport for 2 hours to pick another person up. So I'm not getting on a place or anything, but can I have pasta and yogurt in reusable containers in? I may or may not get a pass to go to the boarding areas and going through security, but if I do will I be good?

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  • 9 months ago

    if you are picking someone up, ordinarily you would be exempt.

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  • 9 months ago

    Yes you can just not past the security point

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  • 9 months ago

    contrary to what you might think, there are no restrictions on bringing food to an airport, trying to take it through to the secure area is likely to give greater scrutiny, but as mentioned by others gate passes are not just given out to anyone and most people are met at the arrivals lounge.

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  • Joseph
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    9 months ago

    Why are you getting to the airport 2 hours early just to hang out in the arrivals area? Instead, you can use that time to grab something to eat before you get to the airport.

    You're right, if you're there just to meet someone you will not be permitted to go to the gate. However, most airports have a Food Court style concession area. You can eat the food you brought with you there.

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  • 9 months ago

    There are always places to eat before the security check. You can also bring food if you want to.

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  • Daniel
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    9 months ago

    The odds of you getting a gate pass are pretty low unless the person you are meeting is handicapped and needs your assistance (and even then, they have people for that).

    If you are in the US, the rules on what you can bring through security are on tsa.gov (and they are similar in many other countries).

    Since you probably won't be going through security, you can bring whatever you can manage to balance on your lap while hanging out at baggage claim. Or, unless it is a very small airport without any pre-security restaurants, you can just get something there.

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  • paul
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    9 months ago

    troll of the day

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  • 9 months ago

    I usually make ham sandwiches and use butter instead of mayonnaise. Peanut butter smells too much.

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  • 9 months ago

    If you somehow get a pass to go through security to the arrivals/departures area then you have to comply with the security rules. You mostly can't have liquids or gels except for small quantities. Yogurt counts as a liquid. Pasta is OK as long as it isn't mostly sauce.

    The answer from Donnie Porko would be correct if you were traveling to another country as the parts about no fresh fruit, etc are import restrictions. Airport security doesn't care.

    www.tsa.gov

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  • 9 months ago

    As long as you don’t go through security, you can bring whatever food you want. If you go through security then you have to have food that’s in a commercial packaging like dried fruits, granola bars. No fresh fruits because they’re afraid that you might hand it off to someone who’s traveling to another county. If the seeds get planted then the new fruit can wipe out that country’s agriculture.

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    • Joseph
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      9 months agoReport

      I brought home-made sandwiches with me on a flight many times. As long as it's not liquids, TSA doesn't care.

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