Airport explains why you can’t take a steak pie on plane after man is questioned at security
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With in-flight food costing a small fortune, many weary travellers have considered bringing their own snacks.
But, when choosing what to bring on your travels, has anyone have thought, "What if I fancy a steak pie?"
Well, if you ever have, then you might find yourself disappointed when you get to the airport as there's a special reason why they aren't allowed on aircrafts, which one passenger found out.
Coinneach MacLeod was left very confused after being questioned by Stornoway Airport over a possible pastry passenger.
Prior to arriving, the baker had visited famous butchers, Charles Macleod’s, to buy some black pudding before jetting off.
Coinneach was quizzed by security and asked if he’d concealed a steak pie in the bag.
The baker wrote: “This could only happen at Stornoway Airport.
“Staff: Is that a @charliebarleys bag you have?
“Is it just black puddings or do you have a steak pie in there?”
Not a question you might expect going through security.
But when the food blogger told them that it was just black pudding, they replied: “Oh that’s fine – it’s just steak pies now have to go in your hold luggage.”
Shocked by the strange request, both Coinneach and his followers were left confused as to why the meaty treat was not allowed to board with the customers and crew.
I imagine it's not a situation that many of us have been faced with before, but airports probably have to be prepared for all sorts of strange situations.
While it's not viewed as a ‘dangerous food’, the delicious gravy in the pie is actually considered a liquid and therefore cannot be in the aircraft for security reason, as the airport operators explained in a statement.
Stornoway Airport, Highlands and Islands Airports Limited told Metro: “There is no doubt that the Highlands & Islands produces some of the world’s finest black pudding and steak pie products, and we are always happy to play our role in transporting them to connoisseurs worldwide.
“However, we are duty bound by flight regulations, and while a great steak pie needs great gravy, unfortunately it counts as liquid, and therefore has to be transported in the aircraft hold for anyone lucky enough to have secured one for the dinner table.”
Maybe just stick to sandwiches next time?
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