PASSENGERS on social media have revealed their dumbest items confiscated while traveling through the airport.
Many travelers shared their own experiences after a TSA tweet revealing the massive amount of liquids seized at a US airport – many of them food items you might not recognise.
This is due to liquid regulations, which dictate that they must all be under 100ml – if not, they are banned from carry-on luggage.
One man said they had to throw out their oatmeal, which he hadn’t finished eating, as it contained “too much liquid”.
Another chimed in: “Was brushed aside by airport security because apparently hummus is a ‘liquid.'”
Another person had the same problem: “I will never forget the German security guard who threw away my hummus claiming it was a liquid.”
One Brit said: “I had a bad argument at Manchester airport about Branston Pickle, I worked in France and I was craving it so I tried to take it in my hand luggage.
“They insisted it was a liquid, I argued it was weighed in grams and therefore not liquid. B****** took it from me.
Another woman wrote: “Me and 4 of my friends have the Nutella jar in the background.
“We literally ate 3/4 of a glass in front of UK airport security at Gatwick because we didn’t know it was a liquid and were sick the whole flight to Dublin.”
One guy called it a “jam scam” and said, “My guy got pulled over because a jar of jam was considered liquid and they confiscated the jam and then we noticed they were selling the same jam at the airport.”
Other food confiscated was peanut butter, and one woman wrote: “Today, while going through airport security, I learned that peanut butter is considered a liquid.
Taken one of the most popular things? Jam.
Someone passing through Bristol Airport wrote: “Security stole my Marmite as it appears to be a liquid.”
It’s not just food either – a lot of beauty products you can stop too, as one woman tweeted: “Mum has been stopped as petroleum jelly in a can is considered a liquid.”
Experts have revealed how to bypass the liquid limits at the airport this summer.
One clever way is to click-and-collect to order toiletries and collect them after security, while another trick is to pour beauty products onto cotton pads so they are ready to use rather than liquid.
We revealed how to get through airport security faster this summer.