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    Amberngriffinco
    Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:33 pm
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    I'd rather save money by bringing on the plane to and from...

    I got some flip top cans o f deviled ham and roast beef.
    Chicagoland Chef du Jour
    Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:06 am
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    You may want to contact the airlines (webpage) and see if there are rules & regulations posted.
    It may require that you purchase food once you have gone thru the check-in process and bring that onboard. Just like with water. It has to be purchased within the confines of the terminal.

    Out of concern for fellow travelers, just make sure it isn't odorous. A can on tune would be PU!

    Peanut butter crackers, cheese crackers (store-bought)
    Granola bars, Protein bars, fruit
    PaulaG
    Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:07 am
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    I have been known to take a sandwich and some veggie sticks. Also, I like to pack a couple of Larabars just in case. String cheese or the mini-Babybel cheese might be an option. Happy travels.
    ellie_
    Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:08 am
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    I heard yogert (the squeezable kid's yogurt) works well.
    Zeldaz
    Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:23 am
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    Deviled ham might not work very well for your fellow travellers, it's pretty aromatic. Chicken salad or turkey would be innocuous. Non-stinky cheeses cut into cubes or sticks, peanut butter, hummus with pitas. Gotta be careful with the peanut butter, though, you could sit near someone deathly allergic even to the fumes. Instant oatmeal, instant soup, as hot water is always available. Sushi. Grapes, apples, but no bananas, too easily bruised. Pasta salads, Tabouli, dried fruit.

    Watch out for the 3 fluid ounces or less restriction, or some things could get confiscated. This includes ice packs, peanut butter, jelly, pudding, hummus, applesauce, cream cheese, ketchup, dips, and other soft or pourable food items. The only exceptions are baby food, baby milk, juice for infants and liquid medicine (with written prescription).

    Sandwiches are really the easiest thing, and if you freeze them the night before they will keep cold for several hours and be ready to eat when you are hungry.
    SarasotaCook
    Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:40 am
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    I did mild cheese I could spread on baguette slices; carrots, celery, with a dip. You can get small containers; and some even come in small containers. caramel dip with apple slices are good. Cereal, of course granola bars and the chocolately breakfast bars are sweet but still fillings. And sandwiches are good with a basic, cheese, lettuce, tomato toppings; bacon also holds up very well. Steal a couple of packets of mayo, mustard from a fast food restaurant ... They are perfect to add in flight and won't spoil like regular mayo.

    I like the instant noodles ... just ask for tea water and you can have instant soup. Pasta salad can be room temp with a simple vinaigrette, chick peas, olives, celery, onion etc and really filling.

    Stay away from peanut butter, tuna, chicken salads, anything too strong. A home made granola or chex mix is nice.
    Ham and cheese rolls are good and they can be kept very cold, then wrapped in foil and they usually hold up well. Especially the party wraps with the tortilla. They can almost be frozen first.

    I know, most or all of these items work well. Keep in small containers, small bags and nothing concealed. I have a small lunch bag which is soft which I carry almost as a purse.

    I no longer carry a purse on the plane. I keep my lipstick, brush, only necessary ID, and money ... I put that in my shoe for safety. My purse, I put on my carry on or suitcase. So, I end up with a carry on, and a small cooler which has a side pocket for an ipod, brush, change, etc.clean whipes, kleenex, asprin, etc. It is easy and safe. If it get stolen or lost ... I still have money and my ID; and FOOD, lol.

    My travel tips.
    duonyte
    Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:49 am
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    Amberngriffinco wrote:
    I'd rather save money by bringing on the plane to and from...

    I got some flip top cans o f deviled ham and roast beef.



    Check with the carrier - international flights provide food at no charge in all classes, including Economy - all of the ones I've ever been on, at any rate. You won't have food on the domestic leg - for example, between Denver and New York, if you have to connect from home to another airport. But once you are on the leg that is heading towards Germany, I think it is, all food will be provided.
    SarasotaCook
    Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:54 am
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    duonyte wrote:
    Amberngriffinco wrote:
    I'd rather save money by bringing on the plane to and from...

    I got some flip top cans o f deviled ham and roast beef.



    Check with the carrier - international flights provide food at no charge in all classes, including Economy - all of the ones I've ever been on, at any rate. You won't have food on the domestic leg - for example, between Denver and New York, if you have to connect from home to another airport. But once you are on the leg that is heading towards Germany, I think it is, all food will be provided.


    Agree, check first; but I got nothing except, pretzels, peanuts, and drinks to Argentina.
    duonyte
    Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:05 pm
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    Bummer! I got tons of food flying to Brazil, although that was some time ago, but I've flown to Europe a fair amount in the last ten years, and always have had food. Not as good as in the olden days - ah, caviar in Economy! - but still good.
    SarasotaCook
    Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:25 pm
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    I know from a few friends; different airlines really have different food offerings. And every year it seems to change depending on the economy.
    Zeldaz
    Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:11 pm
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    JAL had INCREDIBLE food, even in economy seats, but that trip was in 1986. Could be very different now. I agree that checking with the airline would be a smart move.
    Amberngriffinco
    Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:15 pm
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    duonyte wrote:
    Amberngriffinco wrote:
    I'd rather save money by bringing on the plane to and from...

    I got some flip top cans o f deviled ham and roast beef.



    Check with the carrier - international flights provide food at no charge in all classes, including Economy - all of the ones I've ever been on, at any rate. You won't have food on the domestic leg - for example, between Denver and New York, if you have to connect from home to another airport. But once you are on the leg that is heading towards Germany, I think it is, all food will be provided.



    I read it was FOR SALE, NOT GRATIS.


    We are flying from DEN to ICELAND though.. no, no stop in NY at all.. it's ICELANDAIR.
    Chicagoland Chef du Jour
    Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:28 pm
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    ellie_ wrote:
    I heard yogert (the squeezable kid's yogurt) works well.


    Yes, this can be frozen ahead, eaten frozen or not, and left to thaw.
    Chocolatl
    Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:35 pm
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    Chicagoland Chef du Jour wrote:
    ellie_ wrote:
    I heard yogert (the squeezable kid's yogurt) works well.


    Yes, this can be frozen ahead, eaten frozen or not, and left to thaw.


    That squeezable stuff is SOOOOO messy, I'd never take it on a public conveyance. icon_sad.gif
    SarasotaCook
    Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:42 pm
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    My friends had the yogurt taken at the check in. Don't know why
    I have had others take it. But it can be messy
    Crackers, cheese salami; all easy. NOT too stinky, easy; and doesn't have to be refrigerated. Throw in a couple of rolls, maybe some mustard; and some veggies and dip. That is MY fave.
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