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Bringing fried food on a plane (help!)

So, I'm going to be traveling in a bit to hang out with my relatives, and my dear, pregnant cousin asked that I bring beignets with me when I visit her. Well, beignets and napoleons (aka mille feuilles) from some local shops she sampled when she was last in Houston. I would love to, of course, but I don't want people shooting me dirty looks on a 3 hour flight.

How should I pack it? How should I keep it fresh (as from my experience, fried foods tend to get soggy with grease if not eaten quickly after preparation)? Can i even bring it on the plane? I'm not packing the beignets into my check-in luggage as I'd prefer not to smell like donuts for the entire week that I'm there.

Much thanks!

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