Thermal Detonator Coke Bottles From Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Banned on Flights
Bad news for Star Wars fans, coming directly from the Transportation Security Administration. In a recent Tweet, the agency of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security let everybody know that they ban Disneyland’s thermal detonator Coke bottles on flights because they look like explosives. Via EW, when a fan asked the TSA about the status of the containers, the agency’s answer was straightforward.
“Replica and inert explosives aren’t allowed in either carry-on or checked bags,” the TSA replied.
Thanks for asking! Replica and inert explosives aren't allowed in either carry-on or checked bags.
— AskTSA (@AskTSA) August 13, 2019
The Coke bottles from the world of Batuu are one of the most popular souvenirs at Galaxy’s Edge. They resemble the thermal detonator weapons from the Star Wars films. Additionally, the bottle labeling is in the style of the Aurebesh language, one of the fictional languages in the movies. Many fans have brought Coca-Cola’s specially designed soda bottles home from the park to display on shelves or turn into Christmas tree ornaments.
Some hardcore fans tried to find a loophole around this transportation rule. Once again, though, the TSA confirmed that passengers can’t bring the bottles home.
“Even with a normal bottle cap, this item is still considered a replica and is not allowed in carry-on or checked bags,” the TSA added. “If our officers discover a replica item during screening and believe it’s real, the item will be treated as such until advised otherwise by law enforcement.”
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 believe it's real, the item will be treated as such until advised otherwise by law enforcement.
— AskTSA (@AskTSA) August 28, 2019
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