TSA Will Now Allow Galaxy’s Edge Coca-Cola Bottles
Attention citizens of Batuu: “Have a Coke and a smile!” The TSA announced Friday that Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Coca-Cola bottles are now okay to travel.
It’s OK to fly home with the Coca-Cola cans shaped like thermal detonators sold at Disney’s Galaxy’s Edge, TSA said Friday.
People who want to take them home as souvenirs should put them in checked baggage or empty the cans and stick them in a carry-on item, the TSA said.
The Transportation Security Administration, which handles security at airports, had been reviewing its policy after online posts saying the cans were banned went viral.
The original post sent fans into a frenzy, mainly because the reasonably-priced Coke bottles remain one of the most sought after souvenirs at either Galaxy’s Edge.
On Friday, TSA issued a new statement, saying, “We have completed our review, and instructed our officers to treat these as an oversized liquid.”
The TSA also updated their post:
2: TSA officers have the discretion to prohibit any item through the screening checkpoint if they believe it poses a security threat. https://t.co/uQ04YpU6cz
— TSA (@TSA) August 31, 2019
Many have collected the bottles and brought them home from the park to display on shelves or, in some cases, turn into Christmas tree ornaments.
Travelers who visit the planet of Batuu are permitted to board flights with hand-built lightsabers and astromech droids sold at the Black Spire Outpost.
The TSA’s “What Can I Bring” guide even has a sense of humor about it, saying: “Sadly the technology doesn’t currently exist to create a real lightsaber.
However, you can pack a toy lightsaber in your carry-on or checked bag. May the Force be with you. ”
If anyone has any extra room in their suitcase, I could use a couple of bottles, myself.