I am flying soon and I will have a honey jar in my checked baggage.

Since it is no longer brand new (I already used part of it), it is no longer hermetically closed, so I am quite afraid it will spill on the rest of the things I will be carrying.

Is there any trick on how to pack/protect such jars?

I was planning to use some tight plastic bag, then some paper around it (to absorbe possible spills) and finally another bag.

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    Pour it out of the jar into a baggie, freeze it, put the baggie into an insulated bag, seal with masking tape.
    – Gayot Fow
    Jan 21, 2016 at 11:34
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    How was it closed originally? Does it have a threaded cap?
    – sharptooth
    Jan 21, 2016 at 14:52
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    @GayotFow apparently it is not a good idea. I have read that freezing honey makes it lose part of its properties, since it decrystallizes it. Still, this may also happen in the cabin of the plane.
    – fedorqui
    Jan 21, 2016 at 22:34
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    Put the jar into a zip-lock bag and try to expunge as much air from the bag as possible when closing it. The bag is hermetically sealed - so any spillage would be contained. If you want to be doubly-sure, put that zip-lock bag into another zip-lock bag and, again, seal expunging the air. I've transported honey this way many times, as well as home made jams.
    – Aleks G
    Jan 21, 2016 at 22:55
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    Keep in mind that if your jar is not sealed or marked - it may not be allowed through customs. Check with the country you are traveling to - otherwise securing it maybe a moot point. Jan 31, 2016 at 5:43

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I regularly travelled with liquid and semi liquid products and the best way to avoid a big problem is to put it in a jar (even glass should be ok) with a threaded cap. Then protect it in a box specifically designed for jars. You have a lot of examples there : Sample protection box for jars

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