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May 15, 2012 02:15 PM

Flying with frozen boudin...

...and some frozen andouille. I've looked around the internet a lot. Some say to carry it on, some say to check it and some others say to leave it at home. Anyone with a definitive answer? I was thinking a small ice chest with some freezer packs carried on would work but now I'm not so sure...

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  1. Some kind of "cooler" ...not Styrofoam...dry ice. ~~ Small quantity.. carry on...large quantity.. check it
    Would be my guess......

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    1. re: Uncle Bob

      I dont think dry ice would be allowed in a carry on.

      The big question is, how upset are you going to be if TSA makes you throw it away? You might be better off mailing it to yourself in dry ice via FedEx overnight to arrive the day after you get home.

      1. re: boogiebaby

        Actually, it is a present for a friend I'm visiting. I'll take the chance that they might throw it away, total investment is less than $15. I'm kind of optimistic though- around here they will know what it is and maybe let it get through!

    2. How long a flight? Do you want it to still be frozen get you get home?

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      1. re: carolinadawg

        All told, probably 6 hours including layover. I would like for it to still be frozen solid when I get there!

        1. re: Clarkafella

          You need to have it packed in dry ice and either check it or ship it to your self.

      2. Here is what I have done. I free it and pack it with bunch of cloths and that is it. When I got home, it was still cold (not frozen). You didn't do anything special.

        You have to do what you are comfortable with as you will ulimately want to eat it.

        1. Call your carrier....Take the guess work out of it.......


          1. You can't carry on the freezer packs. I have 4.7 liter and 8.5 liter Coleman coolers which I have carried on many times. Toss the freezer packs before TSA at the airport and your andouille and boudin will begin thawing but will be in good shape for your friend, who will have to eat them sooner rather than later. That's OK. No gumbo or liquids.

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            1. re: Veggo

              I was thinking about wrapping it in newspaper and then putting it in a cooler with freezer packs. If they make me throw 'em away, no big deal. I do know one of the TSA people (don't have her phone number though) so maybe she will cut me some slack!