Man Tries to Bring Turkey On Plane

Posted Dec 30th 2010 09:02 AMUpdated Dec 30th 2010 09:06 AM


Airport security officers in Wales stopped a passenger trying to sneak a turkey on a plane – a 10-pound uncooked frozen turkey.

The incident happened at Cardiff Airport, where security officers informed the man that he couldn't bring the perishable bird to Malaga, Spain in his hand luggage.

"Finding a turkey in hand-luggage is one of the most strange things we've ever found," an airport spokesman says.

But officials say other recently confiscated items at airport security include a goldfish, a chainsaw, lifejackets and a briefcase full of bricks.

The spokesman says the passenger was "quite puzzled" when his frozen bird was removed from his hand luggage.

He reportedly asked officers "Why are you making a fuss – will it thaw at 30,000 feet?"

The man said he had packed the bird because he was concerned he couldn't find a turkey for his holiday meal in Spain.

A Cardiff airport security official urged travelers to check with airlines before trying to bring unusual items on flights.
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What is wrong with a turkey. Its taking its last flight.... TSA is such a joke.

January 02 2011 at 8:55 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to Tony's comment

DOn't be hating on the TSA on this one. THey aren't in WALES! This didn't occur in the USA where the TSA can be a pretty big joke at times, but this time, ya really can't be raggin on them for this one!

January 02 2011 at 1:14 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

My family brings a frozen turkey every year when we vacation in Florida . . . granted it's Thanksgiving and we are traveling domestically. We had everything from a good laugh with the TSA to a full on TSA search for the bomb residue.

December 30 2010 at 9:33 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Alfred Schrader

Why would anyone take a turkey to Spain ?
Alone they have a hundred rice dishes and recipes that date back to Christopher Columbus and Queen Isabella.

January 02 2011 at 4:03 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply