Flying with the Hot Logic
Do you cook with your Hot Logic at work, in the car, or on the road? What about flying with it? We all know that feeling of getting ready for TSA security checks and the anxiety it can cause packing.
I myself can admit that before blogging for Hot Logic that flying and sticking to a semi decent diet was a struggle while traveling. When traveling to Hawaii last year, my band aid to eating over the course of a 9 hour flight resulted in freezing water bottles to keep a sub for my husband and I cold. It worked out well but the thought of a hot meal would be much better than those cold subs (even though they are my favorite!).
Hot Logic Bomb!
This is totally not coming from me but one of our users. Melissa shared, "Ever travel with your Hot Logic in your carry on? Yeah, plan to have your luggage gone through piece by piece by security." Although Melissa had a great attitude and sarcasm about the extra searches, we all know this is our worst nightmare.
So how do you navigate traveling with your Hot Logic and the food you want to eat?
TSA Rules and Regulations
Want to keep your food cold? Did you know that you can bring frozen (sealed) water bottles through security? This is an awesome trick for traveling for two reasons. One: the frozen water keeps food cold for a good amount of time. Two: during a long flight once the water melts it is a great way to have an extra drink on hand rather than waiting for the drink cart.
Per TSA Regulations:
"Meat, seafood, vegetable and other non-liquid food items are permitted in both carry-on and checked bags. If the food is packed with ice or ice packs in a cooler or other container, the ice or ice packs must be completely frozen when brought through screening. If the ice or ice packs are partially melted and have any liquid at the bottom of the container, they will not be permitted. You also can pack frozen perishables in your carry-on or checked bags in dry ice. The FAA limits you to five pounds of dry ice that is properly packaged (the package is vented) and marked."
Make sure if you use the frozen water bottle trick that you have enough time to keep them frozen solid before you go through security, after that, you are good to go.
Explaining your "Hot Logic Bomb"
You would think that the Hot Logic would be better known to security with how many airline crew members travel with a Hot Logic but that is not always the case.
If you are stopped, they may ask you what the plate is and why it happens to be in your lunch box of all places. I would love any additional tips and tricks from our flight crew users n what to say so feel free to chime in in the comments!
When going through any security check point, do not keep your Hot Logic in your carry on. Much like other electronic items., keep it out of your luggage until you go through security. This way, if you are stopped they will not need to dig through all of your luggage asking about just the Hot Logic instead.
The Hot Logic IS flying friendly
I am not going to claim myself as an expert in this area at all except knowing that the Hot Logic is a great travel tool for flying. Before traveling, like any other restrictions, make sure to do your research. Planning and prepping for any trip can be a hassle if you are not prepared.
I hope this was a little bit of help and I would more than love to hear from some of our flight attendants and pilots who take the Hot Logic to the skies. Please share your tips and tricks to traveling with the Hot Logic!