As Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge prepared to open at Walt Disney World, travelers were told to leave a souvenir at home. TSA was not allowing the “thermal detonator” soda bottles through security. Good news: your bottle from Batuu has been cleared for transport!
Can You Take The Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Soda Bottles Through Security? TSA Update
The week started with quite a bit of concern, and frankly drama, over a TSA ruling banning the souvenir soda bottles.
Initially, TSA determines the bottles looked too much like replica hand grenades and decided to ban them from air travel.
Fair enough; they are meant to look exactly like that.
Today after further review, the TSA has updated the policy.
UPDATED: Statement on Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge themed soda bottles
“The issue concerning Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge-themed soda bottles has recently been brought to our attention by the general public, as these items could reasonably be seen by some as replica hand grenades.
We appreciate the concerns being raised, because replica explosives are not permitted in either carry-on or checked bags.
We have completed our review, and instructed our officers to treat these as an oversized liquid. Because these bottles contain liquids larger than 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters), they should be put in checked baggage or emptied to be brought on as carry-on item.
TSA officers will maintain the discretion to prohibit any item through the screening checkpoint if they believe it poses a security threat.”
Rising Suns, travelers! You can take the bottles with you in your checked luggage.
If you choose carryon, make sure it’s empty, of course.
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