Earlier this week, the internet went abuzz after the TSA released a statement saying that the thermal detonator-style Coca-Cola products sold at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge were not allowed on carry-on or checked luggage due to their resemblance to actual explosives.
@AskTSA I know these look dodgy, but can they be packed in suitcase? Thanks pic.twitter.com/4uILLMX3eL
— Ash (@DarkAshNet) August 13, 2019
In the latest piece by the Orlando Sentinel chronicling the thermal detonator debacle, it appears that the TSA has since reversed their decision and will “allow” the bottles through on checked luggage as oversized liquids. (I use “allow” in quotations because even in the original piece, we noted that we and most everyone we’d spoken to had brought them on our flights without any issue.) If you decide to bring one in your carry-on, it must be emptied out.
Per the Orlando Sentinel:
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. On Friday, TSA issued a new statement, saying, “We have completed our review, and instructed our officers to treat these as an oversized liquid.”
Lightsabers and Droids, while clunky, are also TSA approved and may be packed in carry-on or checked luggage.