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US Airways Warns Against Turkeys On Flights

Tue Nov 14, 2006 11:27 am

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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RE: US Airways Warns Against Turkeys On Flights

Tue Nov 14, 2006 11:32 am

When I first saw this post I thought US was warning against bringing cooked turkeys because PHL baggage handlers might steal them  Silly
 
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RE: US Airways Warns Against Turkeys On Flights

Tue Nov 14, 2006 11:34 am

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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RE: US Airways Warns Against Turkeys On Flights

Tue Nov 14, 2006 11:46 am

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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RE: US Airways Warns Against Turkeys On Flights

Tue Nov 14, 2006 12:20 pm

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.
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RE: US Airways Warns Against Turkeys On Flights

Tue Nov 14, 2006 1:05 pm

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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RE: US Airways Warns Against Turkeys On Flights

Tue Nov 14, 2006 1:07 pm

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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RE: US Airways Warns Against Turkeys On Flights

Tue Nov 14, 2006 1:17 pm

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

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RE: US Airways Warns Against Turkeys On Flights

Tue Nov 14, 2006 1:21 pm

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).
 
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RE: US Airways Warns Against Turkeys On Flights

Tue Nov 14, 2006 2:13 pm

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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RE: US Airways Warns Against Turkeys On Flights

Tue Nov 14, 2006 2:22 pm

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.

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RE: US Airways Warns Against Turkeys On Flights

Tue Nov 14, 2006 2:26 pm

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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RE: US Airways Warns Against Turkeys On Flights

Tue Nov 14, 2006 3:24 pm

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
 
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RE: US Airways Warns Against Turkeys On Flights

Tue Nov 14, 2006 3:30 pm

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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RE: US Airways Warns Against Turkeys On Flights

Tue Nov 14, 2006 4:12 pm

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.

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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.)
 
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RE: US Airways Warns Against Turkeys On Flights

Tue Nov 14, 2006 4:30 pm

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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RE: US Airways Warns Against Turkeys On Flights

Tue Nov 14, 2006 9:42 pm

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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RE: US Airways Warns Against Turkeys On Flights

Tue Nov 14, 2006 9:49 pm

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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RE: US Airways Warns Against Turkeys On Flights

Tue Nov 14, 2006 10:01 pm

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?
 
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RE: US Airways Warns Against Turkeys On Flights

Tue Nov 14, 2006 10:08 pm

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

I thought they went, 'Gobble'.


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RE: US Airways Warns Against Turkeys On Flights

Tue Nov 14, 2006 10:35 pm

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...
 
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RE: US Airways Warns Against Turkeys On Flights

Tue Nov 14, 2006 11:22 pm

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
 
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RE: US Airways Warns Against Turkeys On Flights

Wed Nov 15, 2006 1:36 am

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.

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RE: US Airways Warns Against Turkeys On Flights

Wed Nov 15, 2006 2:21 am

Quoting BHMBAGLOCK (Reply 5):
propane.

...or propane accessories.
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RE: US Airways Warns Against Turkeys On Flights

Wed Nov 15, 2006 3:19 am

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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RE: US Airways Warns Against Turkeys On Flights

Wed Nov 15, 2006 4:15 am

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 space because of some turkeys on board! (No pun intended  Silly)
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RE: US Airways Warns Against Turkeys On Flights

Wed Nov 15, 2006 5:07 am

Quoting SP90 (Reply 18):
Nope, I'm pretty sure ice counts as a solid.  

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 or liquid a liquid. Silly f*cking TSA.
 
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RE: US Airways Warns Against Turkeys On Flights

Wed Nov 15, 2006 5:51 am

Oh man, US Airways and their issues, telling people not to bring cooked turkey...what kind of nonsense is that?
 
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RE: US Airways Warns Against Turkeys On Flights

Wed Nov 15, 2006 6:12 am

Quoting Afay1 (Reply 20):
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...

So at one time, pigs could fly? Sorry, I couldn't resist.  Silly
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RE: US Airways Warns Against Turkeys On Flights

Wed Nov 15, 2006 6:46 am

Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 28):
So at one time, pigs could fly? Sorry, I couldn't resist

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"?
 
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RE: US Airways Warns Against Turkeys On Flights

Wed Nov 15, 2006 7:26 am

Quoting ThePalauan (Reply 15):
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.)

Brings to mind an old WKRP episode.
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RE: US Airways Warns Against Turkeys On Flights

Wed Nov 15, 2006 8:06 am

Quoting Silentbob (Reply 30):
Brings to mind an old WKRP episode.
"With God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly."-Less Nessman

I remember that epsiode, too  Smile
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RE: US Airways Warns Against Turkeys On Flights

Wed Nov 15, 2006 8:48 am



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RE: US Airways Warns Against Turkeys On Flights

Wed Nov 15, 2006 9:36 am

Is this US Airways or US airways? Anyhow, what a very odd Thanksgiving practice.

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RE: US Airways Warns Against Turkeys On Flights

Wed Nov 15, 2006 10:08 am

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 never ever had a problem with them. Sometimes we take so much home some of it has to go with the golf clubs in the hold and the rest in a suitcase in the overhead bin or under the seat.

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RE: US Airways Warns Against Turkeys On Flights

Wed Nov 15, 2006 10:29 am

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

Hahaha... same thing came to mind. Ah sweet Lady Propane!  Smile

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