can you bring snacks on board plane?

what are you allowed to bring on flights? can you bring on snacks?

can you tell me what I am allowed to bring on my flight? can i bring my own snacks? can I bring a pillow?
Vera asked this question 4 years ago
  • United Airlines • 11 answers • 100% helpful

    Yes. You can bring snacks and pillows. They basically allow anything unless it is dangerous or an alcoholic beverage. This page on lists baggage and special restrictions:,6823,10...
  • United Airlines • 1529 answers • 96% helpful

    Right and we recommend you to check the snacks offered on board as well,

    United snackboxes come in three varieties — Tapas, Classic and Savory — and offer an assortment of high-quality, brand-name food items.

    Snackboxes and à la carte snacks are available for purchase all day on most United North American flights longer than 2 hours.

    TAPAS - SNACKBOX $8.49

    Oloves Marinated Olives
    Milas® Artichoke and Red Pepper Spread
    Wild GardenTM Hummus
    Rondele® Peppercorn Parmesan Cheese Spread
    Fratelli Laurieri Spread Al Rosmarino Crackers
    Jacobs® Cream Crackers
    Partners® Olive Oil and Sea Salt Crackers
    Emerald® Natural Almonds
    Fantis® Ouzo Candy Mint


    Tortilla Chips
    Mild Salsa
    Granola Bar
    Fruit and Nut Mix
    Dark Chocolate Covered Pretzel


    PRINGLES® $2.99 (2.6 oz can)
    TWO-BITE® SIZE CINNAMON ROLLS $2.99 (3 mini roll)

    Give back while you enjoy a great new snackbox option

    A portion of the profits from snackbox sales will benefit United-sponsored breast cancer support and research charities.

    • United Airlines • 1529 answers • 96% helpful

      Credit and debit cards are now accepted onboard

      With the new EasyPurchase program, we're making the search for exact change a thing of the past. United customers are now able to use credit and debit cards for all in-flight purchases. This service is available on all United flights, with the exception of United Express.

      We have now phased out cash and will only accept credit and debit cards on flights within the United States (including Hawaii), international trans-Atlantic flights and on flights to and from Canada, South America, the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America. United Express flights continue to accept only cash.

      Special offers

      • Use your Mileage Plus Visa card to complete your EasyPurchase transactions and you'll earn 5 miles for every dollar spent on in-flight purchases.
    • United Airlines • 1529 answers • 96% helpful

      For EasyPurchase transactions, United proudly accepts Visa and all other major credit cards including MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Diners Club, as well as debit cards bearing Visa or MasterCard logos.
    • United Airlines • 1529 answers • 96% helpful

      Items purchased after the security checkpoint have been pre-screened and can be taken on the plane.
    • United Airlines • 1529 answers • 96% helpful

      When it comes to bringing items through checkpoints, we've seen just about everything. Traveling with food or gifts is an even bigger challenge. Everyone has favorite foods from home that they want to bring to holiday dinners, or items from their destination that they want to bring back home.

      Not sure about what you can and can't bring through the checkpoint? Here's a list of liquid, aerosol and gel items that you should put in your checked bag, ship ahead, or leave at home if they are above the permitted 3.4 oz
    • United Airlines • 1529 answers • 96% helpful

      items that must go as a checked baggage

      Cranberry sauce
      Creamy dips and spreads
      (cheeses, peanut butter, etc.)
      Gift baskets with food items
      (salsa, jams and salad dressings)

      Maple syrup
      Oils and vinegars
      Salad dressing
      Wine, liquor and beer


      Items purchased after the security checkpoint have been pre-screened and can be taken on the plane.
    • United Airlines • 1529 answers • 96% helpful

      Remember! – do not wrap gifts you're taking on the plane. Security officers may have to unwrap gifts if they need to take a closer look. Please ship wrapped gifts ahead of time or wait until your destination to wrap them.