A baggage handler pleaded with passengers not to put certain items in their suitcases as it can make their job much more difficult. Baggage handlers are responsible for getting luggage through the airport and onto the correct flight, but things can go wrong along the way.
Posting on a Reddit forum, an anonymous baggage handler revealed that certain items are more likely to cause problems while in transit.
In an “ask me anything” forum, a passenger asked the airport worker, “What do people usually pack in bags that they shouldn’t?”
The porter, posted as RoyalBlueEyes, said something as simple as food can end up causing chaos.
They explained, “Food! Omg food… Please don’t pack food or drinks in your bag. They rot, break, leak, open.
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This can include things like pickled olives, spreads like honey or jam, and even dips like hummus or guacamole.
You can put any of these foods in your checked baggage.
However, depending on where you are traveling, there may be restrictions on the types of food you can bring to your destination country.
Your Europe explained: “If you are traveling to the EU from a non-EU country, you are not allowed to bring meat or dairy products with you.
“However, you can bring a limited amount of fruit and vegetables as well as eggs, egg products and honey.
“Limited amounts of fish or fish products are also permitted.”
There are also limits on the amount of alcohol you can bring into certain countries depending on where you are departing from.
You should check the specific requirements of your chosen destination before packing food or drink.