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Feb 25, 2011 06:46 PM

Air Food

Any recommendations for food choices (bring-aboard) for a trip NYC-London? I haven't flown internationally recently, and am a bit out of practice. Plus do I have to eat everything up before I get there...not sure what the food import rules are, especially about meat. Not that there would be much left, most likely, but will the food police throw me in jail for half a ham sandwich?

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  1. What airline and what airport?
    It is best to purchase something at the airport AFTER you have gone thru security.

    1. You can bring food onto the plane, just not liquids unless those liquids were purchased after you go through security. As far as what is allowed into the have to check what UK customs regulations are in terms of what is permitted in. You might want to ask on the UK board.

      1. Corn beef and pastrami on rye from 2nd Avenue Deli would be my choice. You can definitely eat what you like pre-arrival. No Cel-Ray allowed, however...

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        1. re: scotty27

          I second that scotty27! whatever you do don't get the Carmelo from Carnegie. My last trip abroad we brought chinese take out since it was prepacked perfectly and sturdy. lots of fried rice, chow fun and ribs. nothing to saucy as to set off the "liquids rule". Thai works well also. Another trip we brought daisy mays take out once and that was great but went through 25 wet-naps between 2 of us.

        2. I say, except for liquids, buy stuff ahead and bring it along -- you're choices are so much better, not to mention cheaper.

          Bring some roasted nuts. I like to order a cocktail and (ahem) pull out my nuts -- I like to call it "first class in coach".

          Also, I like to bring sandwiches (salami on a bagle from Murray's Bagels is good!)
          Some pieces of fresh (or dried) fruit....Beef jerky. Stuff like that...

          1. An airplane is a confined space and I think it's best to stick to foods that don't have strong odors. I'd personally avoid Chinese food and even strong, moist meats such as pastrami. I've found dry salamis, hard cheeses, bread, crackers, nuts, and cookies to work well. You can carry all these through security (packed in ziploc bags) without a problem. Dry meats such as salami are also better equipped to survive 10+ hours without refrigeration if you do have leftovers.