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Moving spices via airline

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We're taking a relatively small amount of stuff with us to STX when we move, so we're trying to cram it all into a few huge suitcases. We love to cook (and eat!), and we'd like to take some spices with us. (Don't want to pay STX prices or spend months trying to find certain ones there!) Will the airlines allow that in either a checked or a carryon bag? I would think it's okay, but they always ask if you have any seeds, and a lot of spices are seeds.

Posted : June 6, 2010 5:10 pm
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We took a big jar of Cinnamon without any problems.

Posted : June 6, 2010 5:16 pm
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I have flown from STX with spices in my checked backage, no problem.


Posted : June 6, 2010 5:50 pm
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If I have a big investment in spices, I'd put them in my checked bags. I'm never sure what's ok and what's not ok in carry on. Especially any "herbs".

When you get here, be sure to store them in either the fridge or the freezer. The heat and humidity is murder on them.

Posted : June 6, 2010 6:33 pm
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I've always placed them in my checked baggage with no problems other than a TSA bag checked slip inside.

Posted : June 6, 2010 8:43 pm
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Thanks for your help! Sounds like it won't be a problem -- very glad to hear that!

Posted : June 6, 2010 9:04 pm
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watch out about storing your spices here. You may need to put them in the frig if you don't use ac.


Posted : June 7, 2010 12:14 pm
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This reminds me of when my mother came down the arrival hallway at the airport showing off the ziplock bag of homegrown parsley she'd been drying for us in her attic. She was sooo proud. Our reaction caught her off guard but no one else took any notice.

Posted : June 7, 2010 4:55 pm
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Funny, rks! Yes, for the same reason, my boyfriend suggested that we not take any oregano. 🙂

This isn't related to the VI, but along the same lines... I've been watching my HOA here in Phoenix in a tizzy over an ambitious little plant that spouted up in a crack in the concrete in the back patio of a townhouse that's empty and for sale at the moment. Apparently the previous renters had a little habit and must have dropped a seed. Everyone's afraid to touch the stupid thing to get rid of it -- and meanwhile, it's been growing and growing. I think the landscaper finally did away with it. (I guess I should be glad I don't have neighbors who are fighting over who gets to keep it!)

Posted : June 7, 2010 7:06 pm
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