You Might Have To Remove Snacks From Your Carry On Soon

Just when we’ve gotten used to the idea of peeling off our shoes in the airport security line, the Transportation Security Administration might add another wrinkle to the security process: removing your snacks from your carry-on bag.

While it’s a common misconception that food isn’t allowed through security, the TSA is starting to require passengers take any snacks out of their bags and put them in a separate bin to be scanned.

Even worse, the new rule isn’t being applied consistently. This means that some travelers may need to remove snacks at one airport but not at another.

Traveling with fresh meat and produce has long been a no-no, but sorting your chips, laptop, batteries, and liquids into a separate bin while sliding around in your socks doesn’t sound very efficient.

The new rules aren’t universal yet, so it can be difficult to tell when separating your edibles is required and when you can keep them stowed away.

As always, passengers should obey all instructions given by TSA agents at security checkpoints. If you don’t want to bother with packing your own snacks for the plane, check out this suprisingly easy way to get extra free food on your next flight.