The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) recently put a ban on traveling with the thermal detonator-shaped Coke bottles from Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in both carry-on and checked luggage. But according to a new report, it seems this issue might still be under review with no definitive decision just yet.
Just the other day, fans and travelers alike were outraged by the news that upon their visit to the otherworldly Star Wars themed-land, they wouldn’t be able to take home one of the exclusive and highly-themed findings of Galaxy’s Edge. However, now it seems the TSA might be wavering on whether or not travelers will be able to fly with the intergalactic soda bottle.
A spokesman for the Transportation Security Administration, who handles security at airports, gave a mixed response when asked outright if the bottles were officially banned. “TSA continues to review this issue…Officers will maintain the discretion to prohibit any item through the screening checkpoint if they believe it poses a security threat,” said Thomas Kelly Jr. (the spokesman for the TSA) to Orlando Sentinel.
From this response, it does present the possibility that a traveler may be given the green light to travel with the themed-bottles. Although it can also be taken from this response that depending on the TSA agent you get during your travels, your Coke bottle could potentially be deemed “a security threat.”
Thanks for asking! Replica and inert explosives aren't allowed in either carry-on or checked bags.
— AskTSA (@AskTSA) August 13, 2019
Even with a normal bottle cap, this item is still considered a replica and is not allowed in carry-on or checked bags. If our officers discover a replica item during screening and believes it's real, the item will be treated as such until advised otherwise by law enforcement.
— AskTSA (@AskTSA) August 28, 2019
Earlier this month, TSA shared via Twitter that “replica and inert explosives aren’t allowed in either carry-on or checked bags.” And just this week, they followed up and shared, “Even with a normal bottle cap, this item is still considered a replica and is not allowed in carry-on or checked bags. If our officers discover a replica item during screening and believes it’s real, the item will be treated as such until advised otherwise by law enforcement.”
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Source: Orlando Sentinel