Slaughtered, obviously and in a cool box.

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    If you're sure you'll be able to get some ice inside, then you should be fine, except maybe for a few puzzled looks from airport security. another option could be using portable car refrigerator - I've seen one passenger dragging one of those along to the plane to keep his duty-free bought beers cool.
    – Egil
    Dec 16, 2015 at 20:24
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    As carry-on, or in checked baggage? Dec 16, 2015 at 20:38
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    and a bazooka, and a gold bar, and a turkey, and a knife, and a bullet-proofed vest, ... Dec 16, 2015 at 20:54
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    @RoflcoptrException how did you know about the knife? it was a Swiss army knife and was before 9/11, the officers were nice back then, he only explained to me with a big smile that there is no way I can fly with this tool, I was very late and I immediately told him he can have it even when it was a gift from my grandfather but I couldn't afford even few seconds. I ran like a crazy to the airplane as they were shouting my name.. gosh what a memory
    – Ulkoma
    Dec 16, 2015 at 21:04
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    Personally, I'd probably just find a decent butcher at the far end, and buy the turkey on arrival...
    – Gagravarr
    Dec 16, 2015 at 21:55

2 Answers 2


As long as you buy a ticket for it and have it treated like a pet (so pet carrier, have it travel in the hold with the other pets) I see little reason why not.
Of course dead pets might cause some raised eye brows with the pet handlers...

  • Wow, so many downvotes...
    – Mark Mayo
    Dec 17, 2015 at 10:25
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    Because it's almost certainly wrong. I don't think butchered meat products are going to be treated as pets somehow.
    – CMaster
    Dec 17, 2015 at 15:20
  • @CMaster It was more that none of them had commented to explain why. At least you did :/
    – Mark Mayo
    Dec 17, 2015 at 20:52

Well, you can't do it out of the United Kingdom:

We have precedence, where security in Cardiff airport confiscated a frozen turkey from luggage, as "perishable goods cannot be transported abroad without permission.".

Now this was for an international flight, but within the EU region, so I wouldn't be surprised if it applied domestically as well. However, as the article itself points out at the end, for unusual items like this, it's always best to call the airline in advance.


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