We asked for your strangest carry-on stories. We didn’t think y’all were THIS weird

We asked readers to submit stories of the strangest things they’ve seen carried on to planes. Here are the highlights.


December 12, 2019

Before Thanksgiving, we wrote about some of the strange things that TSA agents see fliers try to bring on airplanes. 

We asked you fine readers about some of the strangest things you’ve encountered on planes — and it turns out y’all have seen some sh*t. 

Here are some carry-on highlights:

  • A giant game-show checkAriahna
  • A pizza box, stored in an overhead compartment — Aditi
  • 4-5 crates of dead fish on ice — Riley
  • A giant, disassembled chandelierSusan
  • An entire dead hog, on ice — Emily

A live falconSara (who also noticed that Qatar Airways has a whole section about falcons on the baggage page of their website)

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