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 '15 at 20:24
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    As carry-on, or in checked baggage? – lambshaanxy Dec 16 '15 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, ... – RoflcoptrException Dec 16 '15 at 20:54
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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 '15 at 21:55
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    @Joulupukki If it hadn't been slaughtered, then it comes under transporting live animals, which is an entirely different question! Especially as the UK, unlike the USA, doesn't have Comfort Animals / Emotional Support Animals so you'll struggle to take your live turkey with you as an ESA on the flight... – Gagravarr Dec 16 '15 at 22:00

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 '15 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 '15 at 15:20
  • @CMaster It was more that none of them had commented to explain why. At least you did :/ – Mark Mayo Dec 17 '15 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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