SHOCKING video captured a pile of raw meat taking a leisurely ride on a luggage conveyor belt as the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) issued a warning not to “wing your travel packing.”
The TSA shared a comical video clip of the raw chicken pile — appearing to be filled with drumsticks and chicken legs — on Instagram last week.
Alongside the video — posted from Seattle, Washington — the TSA wrote in the caption: “There is a personal fowl on the carousel…
“Can chickens fly? Well… assuredly no poultry is flying like this. We hear at one time these wings and thighs were cooped up in a cooler. Somewhere between baggage and the carousel they became free range.”
As the chicken pile — which appeared to maintain the shape of the container it was originally packed in — rode the carousel just inches away from suitcases, people are seen waiting for their luggage to arrive.
In a message to future travelers planning to bring perishable items on future flights, the TSA added: “Don’t wing your travel packing.
“In order to keep from ruffling any feathers meat should be properly packaged. Ice or dry ice is permitted to keep the flock chilled.”
The TSA concluded the caption by urging anyone who might be “pecking around the internet for travel tidbits” to contact “our hens and roosters at #AskTSA.”
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“They’ll take your raw travel questions and cook out an egg-cellent answer,” the administration said, followed by a handful of hashtags: “#TSA
The Instagram post was greeted with a handful of “ewws” en “yucks,” and a comment which read: “An interesting method of rotisserie…”
Another Instagram user praised the TSA for their entertaining post: “Ek het jou lief, TSA instagram team. Reading yalls dad jokes and puns keeps me going!!”
Na aanleiding van die voorval, a TSA spokesperson told Newsweek: “Our understanding is that it fell out of a cooler behind the block of chicken (and you can see the chicken is still in cooler shape).
“Our guess is that the owner did not think about the lid coming open and did not tape it securely enough.”
The unusual occurrence comes about one month after travelers faced chaos across the US as Spirit Airlines canceled hundreds of flights in one day — leaving thousands stranded.
Prior to that, millions of Americans were getting stranded at airports after an increase in significant flight delays and last-minute cancellations due to bad weather and staff shortages.
The easing of pandemic restrictions and increase in vaccinations resulted in a stampede to airports, with a summer surge hitting its peak on July 4 weekend.