The TSA says in a blog comment posted Monday the cupcake was packed in a jar filled with icing, which is considered a gel under a policy designed to secure travelers from terrorists seeking to evade detection by using explosives made of plastics, liquids or gels.
Peabody (PEE’-buh-dee) resident Rebecca Hains was barred from taking her cupcake onto a plane last month when a TSA agent said icing in the jar exceeded amounts of gels allowed in carry-on luggage. Hains has called that “terrible logic.”
The TSA says travelers can take cakes, pies and cupcakes through security checkpoints but should expect they might get additional screening.
Online: TSA blog post about cupcake: http://blog.tsa.gov/2012/01/cupcakegate.html
These people have never done anything wrong; feeling up children, breaking open colostomy bags, squeezing my Flight Attendant’s breasts — all in the name of freedom.
So, after LASP gets out there, what will that do to catering on private flights? What about the $100 hamburger? Flying to wherever to get whatever and bring it home (lobster up north, onions in Vidalia, GA, barbeque from Pierce’s in Virginia, pick your favorite)?
Think about how much freedom you’ve already lost and how much you are about to loose….