TSA bans Star Wars Galaxy's Edge exclusive Coca-Cola bottles from all U.S. flights

Aug 28, 2019 in "Star Wars Galaxy's Edge"

Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Coca-Cola products

The Transportation Security Administration that oversees security at U.S. airports has banned the carrying of Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Coca-Cola bottles on U.S. flights.

In a land where everything must fit authentically within the Star Wars universe, selling regular Coca-Cola packaged products was a no go. So together, Disney, Coca-Cola, and Lucasfilm Ltd designed unique packaging for Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Sprite and Dasani bottled water. They retail for $5.49 each, with guests limited to purchasing 3 per transaction, and are exclusive to Galaxy's Edge in Disneyland and Walt Disney World.

The TSA has designated the bottles as replica explosives, and in a tweet said "Replica and inert explosives aren't allowed in either carry-on or checked bags."

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Article Posted: Aug 28, 2019 / 9:29am ET
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HMFan999Sep 04, 2019

As others have said. The ban has been LIFTED, meaning these items are no longer prohibited by the TSA. @The Mom should this thread be locked at this point?

hapihartSep 04, 2019

Do a flat rate box, then you don't have to worry about weight.

tattykattavSep 04, 2019

I bet alot of airport workers have a big stash of souvenir bottles now

Jedi StitchSep 04, 2019

While in Uniform Heading back to Iraq, I had a TSA agent make a big deal about my fold able scissors from my sewing kit that was inside my personal hygiene kit. I asked why are they considered a weapon. So she half unfolded them to barely an 1/8" of an inch of the tip protruded from her small delicate fingers. I ask to see how they look in my meaty fingers. The point did not protrude past my fingers. I asked are Keys allowed. she said yes. I pulled out my key ring and with the long lock keys I had I could back a very effective punch dagger. She just responded all keys are allowed and no scissors are allowed at all. So in the end, their safety is a farce, as are these bottles. On a carry on that is empty and they could inspect it they could see it is an empty bottle. They allow empty bottles past security. The funny part if you make a deal about it. they will call the real police. and you will be charged, but not for trying to bring an empty bottle past security but actually disobeying order.

Dead2009Sep 03, 2019

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/tsa-ends-beef-with-star-wars-galaxys-edges-space-p/1100-6469575/

MovieloverSep 01, 2019

What? One, you are obviously just trying to strike up the straw-man argument of budget cutting, even though this is more of Coke's result for re-using their own design. Two, TSA has already change their view on this product so your "test" would be fruitless. Third, You used a double negative, so according to you this Coke is Disney soda and I would have to agree since Coca-Cola is oh so tasty and delicious that it can't be anything but Disney magic! ;)

WDWbuff2001Sep 01, 2019

Disney doing budget cuts without blaming themselves at fault. But seriously, if I empty it, because it's not no special Disney soda inside. buy a ornament hook at Target, and no not the one on property yet, and attach it to the bottle, will it be different, and putting it into a ornament box. Im actually serious, if it can pull off as a Christmas ornament, it would be ridiculous, just to prove a point.

larryzAug 31, 2019

I haven't read previous pages... You lost me right there. How can you expect to add anything meaningful to a discussion if you're not paying attention to the discussion?

JoMarchAug 31, 2019

We flew with ours (empty) today!

GoofGoofAug 31, 2019

After review by the TSA the ban was overturned. Go back a page. No reasonable human being could mistake these for a grenade. A real grenade is metal and would look a lot different on an x-ray machine. These will probably look more like a Christmas ornament or some other round plastic object.

mergatroidAug 31, 2019

I'm only guessing here but isn't the issue that if they're in your hold luggage they'll have to stop and open every suitcase to check it's nor an explosive device? Your suitcase isn't with you when it's passed through the x-ray machine.

FutureCEOAug 31, 2019

I haven't read previous pages but they do look like grenades and that is why TSA is banning them. Someone looking is not going to notice that it's a Coke product.

bclaneAug 31, 2019

Trust me, I get it. I can turn a watermelon seed into a dangerous projectile (everyone needs to have at least one talent).

GoofGoofAug 31, 2019

It’s the candy seeds that put them over the top