Leftovers? What the TSA allows through security.

Brady MacDonald/Insider An estimated 25 million seats are expected to fly over the Thanksgiving holiday period this year.

 USDA About 88% of Americans will partake in the November holiday, with a collective $1 billion spent nationwide on the traditional bird.

There are also potatoes, gravy, casseroles, bread, and stuffing — or dressing if you're from the South — among many other homemade recipes to go with Thanksgiving dinner.

Delta Air Lines Source: Hopper According to the Transportation Security Administration, travelers have two options for bringing leftovers with them: carry-on bags or checked luggage.

If you're still unsure about what you must check versus what is permissible in a carry-on, you can search for your item using the TSA's "what can I bring?"

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