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Old 08-28-2019, 08:13 AM   #1
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Default UPDATED: TSA (un)bans Galaxy's Edge Coke Bottles.

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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.
https://www.tsa.gov/news/2019/08/28/...d-soda-bottles
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Old 08-28-2019, 08:20 AM   #2
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Like they banned the Halloween candy a year or two ago ?

I have read that people have been allowed thru with them. Better empty with the lid separated from the bottle.
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Old 08-28-2019, 08:40 AM   #3
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"Thermal detonator"? How could that be a problem?
Try putting a small package in your luggage that says "BOMB" on it, and see how that works out...
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Old 08-28-2019, 08:58 AM   #4
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Our thermal detonators are sitting on the dining room table after having flown from MCO to EWR. We did empty them (why let $6 soda go to waste) and will refill them with thermal detonation juice (otherwise known as colored water).

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Old 08-28-2019, 09:12 AM   #5
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Me at MCO security:

TSA Agent : Let me see your identification.
Me: You don't need to see my identification.
TSA Agent : We don't need to see his identification.
Me: These aren't the thermal detonators you're looking for.
TSA Agent : These aren't the thermal detonators we're looking for.
Me: I can go about my business.
TSA Agent : You can go about your business.
Me: Move along.
TSA Agent : Move along... move along.

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Me at MCO security:

TSA Agent : Let me see your identification.
Me: You don't need to see my identification.
TSA Agent : We don't need to see his identification.
Me: These aren't the thermal detonators you're looking for.
TSA Agent : These aren't the thermal detonators we're looking for.
Me: I can go about my business.
TSA Agent : You can go about your business.
Me: Move along.
TSA Agent : Move along... move along.

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Old 08-28-2019, 10:27 AM   #7
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My son bought a glass skull at the Pirates gift shop a couple of years ago, and packed it in his carry-on luggage so that it wouldn’t get broken. That caused a few TSA agents to pause when it went thru the scanner. Even after they took it out of the luggage and inspected it, they kept looking at it as if they were wondering “is it real ?”
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Old 08-28-2019, 11:20 AM   #8
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The Transportation Security Administration has banned the “thermal detonator” Coca-Cola bottles sold in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios from checked and carry-on luggage on U.S. flights.

https://www.ocregister.com/2019/08/2...ry-on-luggage/
It is a SODA BOTTLE. An EMPTY soda bottle. There is no such thing as a "thermal detonator".... it is a fictitious concept from a fictional universe. It doesn't resemble a REAL weapon of any sort, more than a block of penuchi candy fudge (in a checked bag, of course) resembles a block of C-4.

This TSA ruling is showing the level of intelligence at play here. Scary thought that these are the people tasked with the security of the flights.

Sounds more like the TSA admin. is "covering the butts" for a bad decision on the front lines at a particular airport.

best,

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Me at MCO security:

TSA Agent : Let me see your identification.
Me: You don't need to see my identification.
TSA Agent : We don't need to see his identification.
Me: These aren't the thermal detonators you're looking for.
TSA Agent : These aren't the thermal detonators we're looking for.
Me: I can go about my business.
TSA Agent : You can go about your business.
Me: Move along.
TSA Agent : Move along... move along.

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It is a SODA BOTTLE. An EMPTY soda bottle. There is no such thing as a "thermal detonator".... it is a fictitious concept from a fictional universe. It doesn't resemble a REAL weapon of any sort, more than a block of penuchi candy fudge (in a checked bag, of course) resembles a block of C-4.

This TSA ruling is showing the level of intelligence at play here. Scary thought that these are the people tasked with the security of the flights.

Sounds more like the TSA admin. is "covering the butts" for a bad decision on the front lines at a particular airport.

best,

..............john
I wonder how much of this is “fake news” considering several people, including me, have successfully brought the bottles home. Maybe it makes a difference if they are full. They might show up differently on the scanner. TSA did search Jim’s suitcase but nothing was rifled or missing.

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