Traveling with emotional support animals has admittedly become a little far-fetched. After all, it wasn’t so long ago when Delta allowed a passenger with an “emotional support turkey” to board one of their flights. However, United recently turned away one passenger because she attempted to take her “emotional support peacock” on a flight — so the line is a bit confusing these days.
As such, it’s understandable why everyone’s fave Twitter Queen, Chrissy Teigen, was nervous about attempting to fly with an “emotional support casserole.”
Apparently, Chrissy was planning to bake some scalloped potatoes and bring them along on an upcoming flight (for reasons unknown) — however, she was unsure if a heavy baking dish would be allowed as a carry-on.
If I don’t have a carry-on, can I bring a large ceramic casserole dish of scalloped potatoes on the plane? I am not kidding, is this okay? Is it too blunt/heavy an object? I’ll cry if they throw it away— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) February 24, 2018
Chrissy took to Twitter to ask American Airlines for a definitive answer.
@AmericanAir please help me— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) February 24, 2018
Chrissy actual went so far as to describe her dish as an “emotional support casserole,” and American Airlines assured her the food would be welcome as long as the TSA allowed it.
Never one to shy away from an outrageous task, Chrissy set about putting together her travel-ready scalloped potatoes.
Chrissy’s reliable angel of a mother, Vilailuck Teigen, helped out. (Of course.)
?????? pic.twitter.com/eBOwKiSxl5— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) February 24, 2018
The resulting casserole was so beautiful that I would honestly rely on it for emotional support.
Chrissy filmed herself passing through security with her casserole in tow, while the timeline waited with baited breath to see if the potatoes would be allowed to fly the friendly skies.
Ultimately, the casserole made it through security and emerged from the flight unscathed.
We made it! pic.twitter.com/LQrmt0s18i— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) February 25, 2018
I have to applaud Chrissy such fierce dedication to delicious, cheesy potatoes. Girl wasn’t about to let her home cooking go to waste just because air travel is so hellish and unpredictable.
This is actually one of the few recent “emotional support animal” incidents that has managed to avoid becoming a PR nightmare. There was the service dog who bit another passenger’s child, and the customer who claimed she was encouraged to flush her “emotional support hamster” down the toilet.
All things considered, asking to carry on a baking dish of potatoes is probably the most low-maintenance request these airlines have had to deal with.