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2/14/11 12:20 A

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Kosher if international in states I bring my own snacks to bring on plane.

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2/10/11 3:58 A

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I always bring an empty bottle, I mean the water is ridiculous when you have to buy it in the airport. I also bring cut up carrots and apples. They will let you take those through the security as long as you don't go out of the country, EU.

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1/30/11 12:00 P

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OOoo! That's a great tip about taking through the empty bottle and filling it in the fountain! Sometimes bottled water can get so pricey!

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1/30/11 8:28 A

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Thanks so much to you both! You've really made me feel less nervous.

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1/29/11 7:10 P

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Great Question! I live in Honolulu and travel a lot (usually over 100,000 miles a year!). You're lucky that you're not going out of the continental US, so you can take fruit and veggies for snacks. You can also take other dry snacks. Some of my favorites are: beef jerky, fiber one bars, 100 calorie packs, and healthy varieties of instant oatmeal (some airport starbucks will give you cups and hot water for free, others will charge you for it). You can also take an empty water bottle through security and fill it up in the water fountain after you get through security. When I do that, I like to take some special K protein water flavoring packs and/or some emergen C powdered vitamin mix to keep me full and feeling energized. I hope this helps and that you have a great trip!!

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1/29/11 2:34 P

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About.com covers the rules regarding liquids pretty well here:

http://travelwithkids.about.com/od/plane
trips/qt/carry_on.htm

Seems like the food rules are pretty loose...

"Q. What about food?
Even though the TSA says to "try not to over-think" the guidelines, that can be tricky when it comes to food items. Does a cheesecake count as a gel or a solid? What about pecan pie? And can you bring your holiday leftovers like turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes?

A TSA rep told us that turkey and stuffing should be solid enough to pass muster, but mashed potatoes are a bit too gel-like. As for baked goods, the latest word from the TSA is that travelers can take pies, cakes and other bakery products through security -- but be prepared for additional screening.

You may bring solid snack foods such as pretzels, potato chips or carrot sticks for the plane -- but you may want to hold the peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Single-serving packages of condiments are permitted as long as they fit within your single zip-top bag, so you can add mustard to your ham sandwich after you get through security. All food must be securely wrapped or in a spill-proof container. You may not bring gel packs to refrigerate food (though they are permitted for medication).

Our advice? If you have any doubts about an item, either check it or leave it at home. After all, you can always buy food or drinks after you pass through the security checkpoint if you need some munchies for the plane."
(from http://www.independenttraveler.com/resourc
es/article.cfm?AID=710&category=1 )

So it seems like it'd be pretty easy to pack up some veggies and washed, cut fruits. You could even throw in some condiment packs of honey and ranch to dip them in. And some pretzels or something.

I'd also think of somethings that may help you not eat, but sort of replicate the behaviour. Like sucking tic-tacs, chewing gum, sucking hard candies, using breath strips, or similar.

Or even to set some simple goals to keep you busy..."On this flight I will finish reading 5 chapters." "While waiting I will read 3 articles in this magazine." "While here I will call Grandma and see how she's doing and talk to her." "On this flight I will write a letter to a friend I've missed."

After all, it's time to start replacing those nervous eating habits with something more healthy!

Good luck, and let us know how it goes!

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1/29/11 8:37 A

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I am flying from the Upper Mid-West to Dallas this week (morning flight - meeting - evening flight home). Airports are a HORRIBLE trap for me. I HATE flying and I don't want to get in my usual rut of eating to calm my nerves.

Any ideas as to what I can pack in my carry on as a snack that won't violate the 'rules'?

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