The “Bring Chilli Paste Home” project
Images adapted from: Northpublicnews
When Thai folks travel, we love to buy food as souvenirs to bring back home. But sometimes, bringing delicious munchies on planes can be a huge obstacle due to flying regulations.
Northern chilli pastes are among one of the best in Thailand and are widely sold in popular destinations such as Chiang Mai. This is why a lot of tourists or locals who work far from home often take them back after a trip to Chiang Mai.
After seeing many flyers leave their chilli paste behind because they’re considered liquid substances, Chiang Mai Airport’s Director Mr. Sathit Dechatungka came up with a brilliant idea to help passengers safely board the plane with their beloved condiment.
This special project is called “Bring Chilli Paste Home.”
Chilli paste being disposed into the bin at Chiang Mai Airport- what a sad sight
Image credit: Northpublicnews
Giving out special containers during the holiday season
Wanting all passengers to have a better holiday instead of having to deal with this issue at security, Chiang Mai Airport is planning to give away a special jar to contain chilli paste for them to bring onto the plane.
The Bring Chilli Paste Home project’s sticker to put on the special container
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The container can hold 100ml in capacity and is designed to meet with the global standards regarding liquid control on aeroplanes. No specific time period has been specified as of yet, but you can stay tuned for more information on Airports of Thailand’s (AOT) page.
Passengers can bring up to 1 litre of liquid on board
According to Thai flying regulations, passengers are allowed to bring up to 1 litre of liquids on to the plane – hence you can bring with you 1 litre of chilli paste – in 10 separated 100ml jars.
Note: Don’t forget that other liquid substance in your carry-on such as perfume or toothpaste must also be taken into the calculation.
If you want to bring more food home, we suggest securely packing and putting them in check-in bags. This way, you’ll certainly get to enjoy all of your food once you’re home.
Have more questions regarding this issue? Don’t hesitate to contact AOT via their hotline 1722 or Facebook.
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