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Posted on: Mon, 06/18/2007 - 10:56am
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Quote:Originally posted by McCobbre:
[b]Ahh--12+ hours. You must be heading home![/b]
ah, she is indeed!
I'm headed to Germany and have to do a ~9 hr in air flight.
If I had refried beans on a plane...heaven help my aisle mates! (toot toot!)
and yeah...I think my mom just drilled certain things about refrigerating food and how fresh food (like hamburger or chicken) is supposed to NOT smell, etc. For myself, I'm just uber-@n@l about it...I have friends who aren't and never get ill.
But I'm glad to have found that Tyson chicken-in-a-pouch like tuna...no refrigeration!
Adrienne
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30-something survivor of severe peanut/tree nut allergy

Posted on: Mon, 06/18/2007 - 1:02pm
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I just flew from Asia to U.S. (16 hrs, ugh) and I used those freezer paks with the frozen gel to keep food cold. Do they generally not allow those? They didn't notice it, so we got through security with it.
The ban on liquids is so stupid. My son's microwavable beef stew was confiscated and I would love to know how beef stew can be used as an explosive.
The security checks are so erratic. Sometimes the metal detector picks up my son's waistpack with inhaler and epi, but this time it didn't. They found some of our epipens in our carryon, but they didn't find all of them.
We always bring cup noodles onto the plane with us. My son loves those. And apples. Eating apples on the plane has become sort of a tradition for him by now.
Good luck on your flight. Bringing food on board is such a hassle lately.
Somebody mentioned Spam. It's gross, but my son likes it, and you can now buy packets with sliced Spam and maybe smuggle on some mustard.

Posted on: Mon, 06/18/2007 - 11:10pm
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Thanks everyone for the ideas. McCobbre, you're right about refrigeration in Europe (and New Zealand).
I MUST have a cup of tea (or three) with milk in it, in the morning, So when I travel, I carry a cup and a hot water element that clips on the side of the cup that I got at Walmart for about $4. I buy a small container of milk at a fast food place the night before. Without refrigeration, the milk is just fine for my tea in the morning. Sometimes it is ok for the second morning! It takes a day or two at room temperature for milk to spoil.
Yes, McCobbre - heading back to the Motherland for 5 weeks, mid-November. I have to go home every year to rehydrate and take a refresher course on my Kiwi accent.
I had wondered about hard boiled eggs. My friend takes them on painting trips and eats them a day or two after cooking them and claims they're always fine.
SandraY, you are supposed to declare epis, etc. when you go through security - which means putting them in a 1 quart plastic bag which you then put in one of the gray tubs so that they are visible. If you don't delare liquid meds such as epi, technically, they can confiscate them.
I have my inhalers and epis all in the same bag plastic bag and have never had a problem going through security.
Sandra, if your son's beef stew was confiscated, then I'm guessing that the foil pack of chicken or fish may not make it through security either. I've not tried since the new security regs.
Adrienne, I think you're going to Germany before I go to NZ. If you get the chicken pack on board, then I'll give it a try too.
[This message has been edited by Adele (edited June 19, 2007).]

Posted on: Wed, 06/20/2007 - 11:21am
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We pack our carry-on foods so that we put them into security person's hands (or all together in gray bin at security) WITH the little bag of "allowed" liquids, plus the med bag, with doc's letter on top. Doc's letter states we must carry those extra foods to be able to handle the food allergies as well as to "take medication" (like the TSA would ever really know Ds's meds do not require food. . . )We get through just fine & the confiscate nothing. Plus we act as though it's all allowed due to med needs and NEVER ask "is this OK??"
I know there is boxed milk, unrefrigerated, on grocery store shelves, but I've only seen big cartons. I used to see little cartons of this in UK & Europe, right?
Bagels spread with cream cheese will last quite awhile.
I love cold pasta, so I would have no problem taking a disposable container of homemade spaghetti. Or even cold pizza. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]
Grossed out yet??! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]
~Elizabeth
[This message has been edited by ajas_folks (edited June 20, 2007).]

Posted on: Wed, 06/20/2007 - 12:45pm
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Quote:Originally posted by ajas_folks:
[b]We pack our carry-on foods so that we put them into security person's hands (or all together in gray bin at security) WITH the little bag of "allowed" liquids, plus the med bag, with doc's letter on top. Doc's letter states we must carry those extra foods to be able to handle the food allergies as well as to "take medication" (like the TSA would ever really know Ds's meds do not require food. . . )We get through just fine & the confiscate nothing. Plus we act as though it's all allowed due to med needs and NEVER ask "is this OK??"
I know there is boxed milk, unrefrigerated, on grocery store shelves, but I've only seen big cartons. I used to see little cartons of this in UK & Europe, right?
Bagels spread with cream cheese will last quite awhile.
I love cold pasta, so I would have no problem taking a disposable container of homemade spaghetti. Or even cold pizza. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]
Grossed out yet??! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]
~Elizabeth
[This message has been edited by ajas_folks (edited June 20, 2007).][/b]
ah, cold pizza! I forgot about cold pizza! I love it and frequently have it over the hot summers here in Arizona.
Pasta too...I could do an olive oil on whole wheat pasta w/ garlic, tomatoes from my mom's garden, basil, and mozzarella. That'd be REALLY good [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Adrienne

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