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Transportation Security Administration

MREs

Carry On Bags: 
Yes (Special Instructions)
Checked Bags: 
Yes

Solid food items (not liquids or gels) can be transported in either your carry-on or checked bags. Liquid or gel food items larger than 3.4 oz are not allowed in carry-on bags and should be placed in your checked bags if possible.

Please note some airlines do not allow MREs in carry-on bags due to the self-heating element. We recommend that you reach out to your airline to determine their policy.


 

The final decision rests with the TSA officer on whether an item is allowed through the checkpoint.