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US Airways Warns Against Turkeys On Flights  
User currently offlineFalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6075 posts, RR: 29
Posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 10791 times:
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I was listening to the radio tonight (WWJ 950 AM, Detroit) and there was a report about US airways telling passengers not to bring cooked turkeys on airplanes this holiday season. The report said that the foil people use to wrap them up in will set off metal detectors. Is this a real problem? How many people bring cooked turkeys on the plane with them? I am sure people bring all kinds of stuff in checked bags. I for one have brought cheeses that I can't get in other places in my checked bags wrapped in foil and I never had a problem.


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User currently offlineCOERJ145 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1421 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 10779 times:

When I first saw this post I thought US was warning against bringing cooked turkeys because PHL baggage handlers might steal them  Silly

User currently offlineBoston92 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3390 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 10764 times:

Quoting Falstaff (Thread starter):
How many people bring cooked turkeys on the plane with them?

I usually travel Thanksgiving weekend, and I have never witnessed this. Although I never travel on US anyways. One time Turkey was even the meal on a flight on "Thanksgiving Eve" if you will. (I guess that would just be "the day before Thanksgiving", but what the hell!)



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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21474 posts, RR: 60
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 10699 times:

There was an episode of "King of the Hill" where Hank was taking his famous smoked turkey to Peggy's family's house, and the bomb sniffing dogs got wind of it, so they took the turkey out and blew it up, just to be safe...  Smile


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User currently offlineAlexPorter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 10580 times:

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 3):
There was an episode of "King of the Hill" where Hank was taking his famous smoked turkey to Peggy's family's house, and the bomb sniffing dogs got wind of it, so they took the turkey out and blew it up, just to be safe...

This EXACT same plot happened in some movie I saw... I think it was a National Lampoon / Chevy Chase movie, but I'm not sure. Could have even been a TV show but it was definitely live action and from the 80s or 90s.


User currently offlineBHMBAGLOCK From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 2698 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 10450 times:

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 3):
There was an episode of "King of the Hill" where Hank was taking his famous smoked turkey to Peggy's family's house, and the bomb sniffing dogs got wind of it, so they took the turkey out and blew it up, just to be safe...

You sure it wasn't deep fried. You can't smoke(properly that is) with propane.



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User currently offlineJetdeltamsy From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2987 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 10438 times:

Quoting Falstaff (Thread starter):
The report said that the foil people use to wrap them up in will set off metal detectors. Is this a real problem? How many people bring cooked turkeys on the plane with them?

As a very recently retired flight attendant, i can tell you that in my years I saw almost everything carried onto a flight.

but i can honestly say that i never saw a turkey...cooked or otherwise.



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User currently offlineSteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9180 posts, RR: 18
Reply 7, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 10383 times:

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 3):
There was an episode of "King of the Hill" where Hank was taking his famous smoked turkey to Peggy's family's house, and the bomb sniffing dogs got wind of it, so they took the turkey out and blew it up, just to be safe...

Sounds like something Peter Griffin would do if he was a TSA employee  laughing 

Quoting COERJ145 (Reply 1):
When I first saw this post I thought US was warning against bringing cooked turkeys because PHL baggage handlers might steal them

FUMBLE! Trotter comes up with it and is making a break-away! He's at the baggage loader. He has a block on a security guard. He breaks a Reggie Bush tackle and continues running, and he's taken down after colliding with A PSA ramper. And this just in, that was not Jeremiah Trotter; that was just some TSA employee about to be canned for apparently making a break with someone's turkey! The owner of that turkey appears to be a Fred Goldstein originating from Hartford CT, bound for PHXrotfl 



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User currently offlineElmoTheHobo From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 1536 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 10356 times:

Quoting Jetdeltamsy (Reply 6):

I'm surprised to hear that from you, my family always brought a Turducken as carryon when leaving New Orleans to eat back home. We never had problems entering security at MSY - and turduckens are BIG.

Now with the new regs regarding liquids in carryons, it'll be hard to transport any large uncooked birds (unless Ice doesn't count as a liquid).


User currently offlineVikingA346 From Sweden, joined Oct 2006, 515 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 10250 times:

Quoting COERJ145 (Reply 1):
When I first saw this post I thought US was warning against bringing cooked turkeys because PHL baggage handlers might steal them

HA! You're funny. If it weren't true I'd probably be offended - being a loyalist to PHL.



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User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 10, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 10212 times:

Quoting Falstaff (Thread starter):
How many people bring cooked turkeys on the plane with them?

Very, very common.

Smoked meats are a common holiday gift in the US. Not just turkey, but hams and other animules.

NS


User currently offlineDoug_Or From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3401 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 10203 times:

Quoting Falstaff (Thread starter):
The report said that the foil people use to wrap them up in will set off metal detectors

Seem like a problem if you stuff it in your pants (Spinal Tap anyone?). Probably not an issue if it goes throught x-ray LIKE EVERYTHING ELSE THATS NOT YOU PANTS SHIRT OR UNDERGARMENT.



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User currently offlineHPRamper From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4036 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 10097 times:

Quoting COERJ145 (Reply 1):
When I first saw this post I thought US was warning against bringing cooked turkeys because PHL baggage handlers might steal them

Hmmm...seeing as most of us US Airways rampers are starving on our meager wages, not a bad idea  Smile


User currently offlineAirlineBrat From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 649 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 10091 times:

I brought a leftover Thanksgiving turkey sandwich and ate it on a People Express flight from EWR to DEN years ago. PE didn't serve food and I knew I would be hungry on the 4 hour flight. It was in a zippa-locka baggie so the metal detector didn't go off.


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User currently offlineADXMatt From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 950 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 10018 times:

From thier website....

Read on for expert tips straight from our employees for easy traveling this holiday season:


In addition to gifts, do not bring your turkey, or favorite casserole to the airport. Chances are, you can make the dish when you arrive at your final destination. And remember, tinfoil is metal (it will set off the metal detectors at Security). Melvin D. Greer, Maintenance Controller, Charlotte, N.C.

-----

Why would the tin foil set off the metal detector? The Turkey is dead and is not going to walk through it. It will be in a bag or box that will go throught the x-ray. (just remember not too much gravy as you are limited on liquids.)


User currently offlineThePalauan From Guam, joined Oct 2006, 264 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 9983 times:

And there I sat wondering just for a moment, "Who in their right mind would even DARE bring a live turkey on board? It'd be hard shoving the damn thing under the seat much less the overhead bin."

Suddenly, I hit myself on the head and reality came back.

(Sorry... I read the title of the thread and my "imagination" got the best of me.)  blockhead 



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User currently offlineBHMBAGLOCK From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 2698 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 9831 times:

Quoting Doug_Or (Reply 11):
Seem like a problem if you stuff it in your pants (Spinal Tap anyone?). Probably not an issue if it goes throught x-ray LIKE EVERYTHING ELSE THATS NOT YOU PANTS SHIRT OR UNDERGARMENT.

The safest thing is to simply put it on your head like Mr. Bean obviously.



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User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 71
Reply 17, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 9818 times:

Quoting Falstaff (Thread starter):
How many people bring cooked turkeys on the plane with them?

Well B747-437B often takes a frozen one with him.

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/trip_reports/read.main/43898



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User currently offlineSP90 From United States of America, joined May 2006, 388 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 9789 times:

Quoting ElmoTheHobo (Reply 8):
unless Ice doesn't count as a liquid

Nope, I'm pretty sure ice counts as a solid.  Wink

So can you transport a live turkey provided its in a cage and goes below?


User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 71
Reply 19, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 9763 times:

Quoting SP90 (Reply 18):
So can you transport a live turkey provided its in a cage and goes below?

I thought they went, 'Gobble'.


Sorry, couldn't resist!



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User currently offlineAfay1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 1293 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 9699 times:

US did have that incident with the "therapy" pig brought onboard a few years ago that predictably went hog-wild in First Class; I don't believe they then cooked it in the galley, but therapy pigs were subsequently banned...

User currently offlineKSUpilot From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 656 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 9597 times:

Quoting Falstaff (Thread starter):
The report said that the foil people use to wrap them up in will set off metal detectors. Is this a real problem?

Time to call in the Mythbusters!  Smile


User currently offlineSunking737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2038 posts, RR: 8
Reply 22, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 9377 times:

Hey I won't worry about the pax how about the F/A's. I had a guy bring a full turkey dinner onboard a plane for him and the rest of the crew. They went to LAS. He got the meal at the store had everything he needed, but the turkey was not cooked. SO he cooked it, in the aft galley.

Needless to say it was a mess, as the fat ran out of the oven and all over the carts in the galley. The next day when we restocked the carts- Liqour, & Soda, we had to take them apart and wash them down with HOT water to cut the grease......Dumd ass. LMAO.

Hey any SY people pm me and I'll finger the guy. LOL.



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User currently offlineKYAir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 362 posts, RR: 3
Reply 23, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 9286 times:

Quoting BHMBAGLOCK (Reply 5):
propane.

...or propane accessories.



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User currently offlineType-Rated From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 4948 posts, RR: 19
Reply 24, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 9187 times:

Another thing to worry about if food poisoning. Cooked meats should stay refrigerated until serving. More than 4 hours of being non refrigerated could have disasterous results.
Back in the 1970's when "no frills" flying debuted, people would bring their own sandwiches on board and then ask the F/A to heat them up for them. They then had food poisioning cases on their hands. Turns out that lots of these people used things like mayo on their sandwiches and after being unrefrigerated for a few hours then warmed would accelerate the bad microrobe growth. When the airline (TW) told the F/A's only to warm baby bottles and not customers carry on food the food poisoning cases dropped dramatically.



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25 Post contains images Tommy767 : I'll keep an eye out next wednesday when i fly home to EWR to see if people are stuffing turkeys in the overheads. I'll be pissed if i loose some bin
26 ElmoTheHobo : I was saying that a bit tongue in cheek, I'm wondering if I can bring frozen water bottles onto the plane to drink, or is all water, whether frozen o
27 MEACEDAR : Oh man, US Airways and their issues, telling people not to bring cooked turkey...what kind of nonsense is that?
28 Post contains images PHLBOS : So at one time, pigs could fly? Sorry, I couldn't resist.
29 Afay1 : That is even worse than my "hog-wild" pun. If they brought a male deer/Flavor Flav's former ho onboard would it have have gone "buck-wild"?
30 Silentbob : Brings to mind an old WKRP episode. "With God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly."-Less Nessman
31 Post contains images Steeler83 : I remember that epsiode, too
32 Post contains images DavestanKSAN : Aahh High Five! Dave
33 MotorHussy : Is this US Airways or US airways? Anyhow, what a very odd Thanksgiving practice. MH
34 DeltaJet757 : My dad and I always take cinnamon rolls and pies that my grandmother made back home from Ohio and they have at least 2 layers of foil each and we have
35 Post contains images Scottieprecord : Hahaha... same thing came to mind. Ah sweet Lady Propane!
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