Can You Bring Protein Powder on a Plane?
Traveling can be tough on your fitness routine. Between the leisurely pace and the delicious, tempting foods available at every turn, it’s easy to let yourself go while you’re on vacation. But what if you’re determined to stay on track? One of the best ways to do that is by bringing your protein powder with you when you travel. But can you bring protein powder on a plane? The short answer is yes—but there are a few things you need to know first.
Protein powder is considered a “powder form supplement” by the TSA, which means that it falls into the same category as items like Talcum powder and make-up foundation. That being said, there are still some restrictions on how much protein powder you can bring in your carry-on and checked luggage.
The general rule is that you are limited to bringing powders in containers that hold 12 ounces (340 grams) or less per item. These containers must then be placed in a clear, quart-sized bag. Each passenger is limited to one bag per item—so if you’re carrying two types of protein powder, for example, you’ll need two quart-sized bags.
It’s also worth noting that while the TSA doesn’t have any restrictions on the types of powders you can bring onboard, airlines may have their own rules. For example, Delta prohibits any loose powders in containers larger than 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters). So be sure to check with your airline before packing your protein powder!
So there you have it—you can absolutely bring protein powder on a plane with you when you travel. Just be sure to pack it in containers that hold 12 ounces or less per item, and place those items in a clear, quart-sized bag. And don’t forget to check with your airline to see if they have any additional restrictions on powder items before packing your carry-on!
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