Back in December 2012, I wrote about The Oddest Checked Luggage I’ve Ever Seen. I spotted it while checking in for a flight with Southwest out of LaGuardia Airport.
This past weekend, Kim, Lucas and I were flying once again out of LaGuardia. This time our flight was on Air Tran to Atlanta.
While waiting on-line to check our bag, I spotted an odd item sitting by the check-in counter- a massive jar of Nutella! The first thing that came to mind was the recently opened Nutella Bar at Eataly in New York and the extremely long lines to get in.
I wondered why would someone be flying with a really large jar of Nutella? It’s not like Nutella isn’t for sale all over the world.
The owner of the Nutella had a bunch of bags with her- 2 roller bags (being checked) as well as a backpack. I figured that the Nutella would be going into one of the checked bags, but this was not the case. Just before she walked away from the counter, I saw the Nutella being stuffed into her backpack.
As I saw the Nutella being put away I turned to Kim and told her that I doubted the Nutella would make it past security. Years back, I tried to bring home a small jar of a spread from Belgium which got confiscated in the airport. I was told that it was a liquid, which I found ridiculous, but what can you do?
I figured that this would be the fate of this girl’s massive jar of Nutella.
What’s the oddest thing you ever saw being checked in or carried-on to a flight?