Can’t you just take a candy can or other treat from the dispenser?
Well, now you can thanks to the TSA.
On Wednesday, the TSA will begin requiring passengers to have a snack on board to be screened.
TSA says passengers will need to carry a “clear bag” or other reusable container, like a food container, with them to make sure their snack is still safe and secure.
Passengers will also need to bring their snacks with them on the flight, TSA says, noting that some snacks might not be bagged properly.
TSA will also begin requiring food handlers on planes to be trained to handle these treats.
The TSA has already begun asking passengers to bring snacks to carry on board, according to a TSA spokesperson.TSA says it will also start testing new snack dispensers on planes, according the spokesperson.
TSA said the test will take place at airports starting at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, where it will be tested by the agency’s new Cessna Citation.
As of Wednesday, passengers will only need to pack snacks in a clear bag to board a plane.
The TSA says it is also testing a plastic bag for use by passengers with bags.
If passengers fail to pack in a snack, TSA will screen them.
The passenger will then be allowed to reboard the plane.