“A live lobster is allowed through security and must be transported in a clear, plastic, spill proof container,” according to the TSA’s online security screening guide. “A TSA officer will visually inspect your lobster at the checkpoint.” That per CNN.com.
So, if you’re traveling this holiday weekend and want to bring ‘Larry the lobster’ back with you to enjoy here in NC – you’re good.
One thing besides the above container that you should remember – make sure that you have some heavy-duty rubber bands on those claws!
Monday, TSA Officer Mike McCarthy at Boston’s Logan Airport, tweeted a pic of a 20 lb. live ‘lobstah’ that was ready to tighten his seatbelt and put up his tray table.
By the way, the TSA does recommend that travelers contact their specific airlines about their policies on flying with a live lobster before arriving at the airport. It could be a pretty pricey mistake if your airline has other specifics.
In this era of restrictions in flying and what you can take on board, there’s plenty of other offbeat stuff that can be thrown in your suitcase. We’re talking antlers, bowling balls, “Harry Potter” wands and lightsabers all have the TSA’s approval to fly.