First, Check the Airline's Restrictions
If they've started to melt at all, these items will be subject to the TSA's rules. Top questions about Cancun. HolaGata 25, forum posts. I'm not sure how Nutrisystem food is packaged but suspect that a Customs Officer may want to open it up to confirm what's in it. All of your saved places can be found here in My Trips. It's handy for keeping frozen foods cold. This story is part of Travel Tips.
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CancunMole beat me to it but there's also the food restrictions to worry about, not just the liquid restrictions. I don't know what all of the food restrictions are but I'd research them carefully before loading anything up, I've heard those meals are a bit pricey when you are relying on them so it wouldn't be fun if they just threw them away.
First of all, if you're talking about schlepping food to Mexico , I doubt you're traveling in carry on luggage? If you are checking a bag, you dont have to worry about the liquid restrictions. They only apply to carry on luggage. I've never considered importing anything but snack food for the flight into Mexico and bagels for a hotelier, and sea salt for a Christmas gift so have never checked the restrictions, but if their customs site specifies meat is not allowed - she should bring only the chicken dishes.
Or, stick to the more vegetarian stuff - the pastas - if she is really concerned. If she sticks to real Mexican food while in Mexico she will likely be eating fewer calories than in the typical Nutrisystem dish anyway. I'm not talking about tacos with cheese and sour cream slathered all over them - that's not real Mexican food. According to this website - bajabound. I'm not sure how Nutrisystem food is packaged but suspect that a Customs Officer may want to open it up to confirm what's in it.
If that happens, how quickly would the contents spoil? So, even if your sister is allowed to keep the food, is it possible that much of it will much of it go bad before it can be consumed? I tend to agree with Evening - smart choices and appropriate portion control of "real" food is likely healthier and has fewer calories anyway and would be a whole lot less hassle.
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And some airlines won't allow passengers to travel with certain foods on international flights, so it's important to remember to check. Two different packing methods will work for transporting frozen food. To travel with a small amount of food as a carry-on, place it in a soft-sided cooler bag and surround it with ice packs.
Note that the ice packs must be completely frozen at the time they go through the screening checkpoint or the TSA will reject them. You'll have to toss them, potentially ruining your frozen food. To keep ice packs and food frozen on a long trip to the airport, pour ice cubes into the container before you set out, then dump the cubes outside or in a sink within the terminal after checking in.
To pack a larger amount of frozen food, or to pack food that must remain fully frozen during a long flight, use a vented, leakproof container and dry ice. Note that your airline may not allow standard plastic foam containers for this purpose. Upon arriving at the security checkpoint with a bag of frozen food, tell the closest agent that you have a bag containing ice packs. The bag of food will need to be screened either by hand or using the X-ray machine.
To fly with a checked container of dry ice, consult an agent at the airline's ticket desk. It may be necessary to pay a checked-bag fee for the box, and it will need to be carefully screened by security. But as long as it's properly labeled, expect to be reunited with the box at the baggage carousel in your destination airport. Kathryn Walsh has been writing about travel topics for more than 10 years, but has been feeding her inner travel bug for much longer.
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