Dredging up an old thread.
We flew back from NYC a couple of months ago. We carryon when possible, and most definitely for a short transcon.
Wife and I both love The Halal Guys, the hot sauce is like crack to me (or whack, or some such thing). My wife finagled about 15 each of the white and red sauce from the sweet guys at the cart. I had serious doubts about TSA approval, so we stuffed them in a clear gallon ziplock and positioned so the TSA would not have air out all our dirty laundry when they inevitably divine our illicit liquids.
Sure ’nuff, we got the dreaded accusatory finger directing our contraband loaded bag to the special attention section. TSA guy gently admonished us about flouting the 311 rule, but he was cool. I gave him my best woebegone sad puppy look and pleaded my halal love. I did stop myself from making any allusions to crack. Probably a wise move.
TSA guy had a short convo with his super, and bequeathed us a one time exemption. Thanked him profusely, and glad to enjoy a bit of kindness from an oft maligned agency entrusted with our travel safety.
Gallon bag, quart bag… whatz the dif!!!