Chrissy Teigen’s Latest TSA Hack Is Just Gravy

Jun 28, 2019

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When it comes to testing the limits at TSA, Chrissy Teigen (TV show host, model, cookbook author, mythic Twitter presence, frequent flier — you know her) is no stranger.

Yesterday, via a series of tweets, Teigen introduced the internet to a new game (or an old, decidedly not-fun game for many of us frequent travelers) called “Will It Fly?” It’s pretty self-explanatory, however, the “it” in question this time is a Tupperware of thick, meaty gravy.

Generally, the rules for what TSA allows and prohibits at airport security checkpoints are pretty straight forward. If you want to bring any liquids, creams or gels in an aircraft cabin, the amount you can bring maxes out at 3.4 ounces — any more and your expensive shampoo is going in the trash. Yet Teigen’s gravy was so cold that it had taken on a semi-solid, congealed form. Her assistant was even able to hold it upside-down without there being any spillage. Yum.

Some Twitter users had choice suggestions on ways Teigen could sneak the Tupperware past TSA staff. One was to stuff it in a diaper — because who, in their right mind, would go near that? Another was to freeze the already-pretty-solid looking gravy so it was no longer a liquid. This is a trick that actually works, by the way.

Turns out, Teigen had a backup plan all along. Call this a life hack if you will, but it turns out you can get gravy through airport security if you mix it with mashed potatoes. Which, apparently, don’t qualify as a liquid.

So, can you bring gravy on an aircraft? Yes. Should you? That’s a different question. What do you think? Let us know!

Featured photo by Rodin Eckenroth/FilmMagic/Getty Images.

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