Are you flying this Thanksgiving 2016? And you want to bring your turkey, duck or chicken with you? Well, you are in luck! TSA now allows fliers to bring their holiday poultry with them as long as it follows transportation guidelines.

According to TSA, you can now fly with your holiday Thanksgiving poultry in both carry-on and checked bags. However, you need to follow some basic TSA guidelines. Otherwise, your turkey may find itself spending the holiday alone in the airport. 

With the bulk of people traveling during for the Thanksgiving vacation, it is bound to happen that more than a number of these may want to bring Turkey for the Thanksgiving dinner. Airlines for America stated that there are about 27.3 million passengers all over the world who will travel for the holidays this year. TSA screens about 2 million passengers all across the country on a daily basis. This volume of people can increase as high as 40 percent during holidays. And when you show up with improperly packed items in your carry-on, you are going to slow down the boarding process. 

And as we jump started with the Thanksgiving weekend 2016 and the approach the peak of the Thanksgiving travel season, TSA is taking every known measure to guarantee a smoother and better travel experience for passengers. But, at the same time adhering to the strict protocol to ensure every passenger's safety. 

Here are some tips to help you pack your turkey, duck, or chicken for the holidays. For instance, poultry can be packed in dry ice for hand carry or for checked-in luggage. And if you are using regular ice, it is important that the ice must be completely frozen when passing through the checkpoint to comply with the liquid, gels and aerosol's 3-1-1 rule. When packing them in a cooler or shipping box,  you should check the dimensions if it might exceed the airline's carry-on size allowance. And if it does, you need to have this checked in before your flight. 

Though regardless if an item is generally permitted by TSA, it may still be subjected to further screening or now allow through the checkpoint if it has signs of tampering, triggers an alarm or presents other securing concerns during the screening process. In the end, the final decision for the item lies with the TSA officer on whether they will allow any items on board the plane.