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Transportation Security Administation offering travel tips to holiday flyers

Posted at 4:44 PM, Nov 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-16 16:45:02-05

With the holidays right around the corner, folks are getting ready to travel to visit family and friends.

Erica Donerson of the Wayne County Airport Authority said, "The holidays are the perfect time to welcome travelers who may not travel as frequently."

Airport officials are wishing you safe travels as the holiday season kicks off.

"Our holiday decorations are up, so some people say it's too soon, but we want to make sure everyone is in the holiday spirit," she said.

The biggest issue travelers face when approaching TSA's security line? What is allowed on your carry-on and what should be in checked baggage.

TSA officials say travelers like to bring food in their carry on luggage, but can't because of their liquid rules.

TSA Spokesperson Michael McCarthy said, "Traditional Thanksgiving meal there's plenty of items that are in the grey area between whether it's a liquid or is it a solid."

That includes pie, but you can put it in your carrry-on.

But not many canned food items can go onboard, including cranberry sauce.

You can also bring a cooked or frozen turkey

"I will stress you want to check with your airline if it's a large turkey, it may exceed their carry-on restrictions," Micheal said.

If you planning to bring gifts with you, TSA officials suggest not wrapping them in case they need extra screening causing delays and disappointment.

For more information on what you can and cannot bring as you travel, check out: https://www.tsa.gov/.