& # 39; Thermal detonator & # 39; Coca-Cola bottles purchased from Star Wars Galaxy & # 39; s Edge are banned from flights – because they look like bombs
- Souvenir soda bottles can be purchased exclusively at Star Wars: Galaxy & # 39; s Edge
- The bottles resemble the grenade-like weapons used in the film franchise
- TSA says that replica explosives are not permitted in checked-in or hand luggage
Star Wars fans are not allowed to drink Star Wars bottles in the form of & # 39; thermal igniters & # 39; on flights in the US.
The Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, and Sprite bottle souvenir items are available exclusively at Star Wars: Galaxy & # 39; s Edge in Disneyland, California and from tomorrow in the same country at Disney & # 39; s Hollywood Studios in Florida.
But the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has confirmed that the bottles are not permitted in hand luggage or checked baggage on airplanes because they look like explosives.
Star Wars fans are not allowed to use bottles with bottles in the form of & # 39; thermal igniters & # 39; on flights in the US.
The thermal igniter, famously used by Princess Leia in Return of the Jedi, while disguised as a bounty hunter
The bottles the size of a palm are intended to resemble the weapon in grenade style famously used by Princess Leia in Return of the Jedi, who threatened Jabba de Hutt with a while dressed as a bounty hunter.
They are decorated with the names Coca-Cola, Cola light and Sprite in the Aurebesh language used in the films.
A confused pilot, Ash Best, went to Twitter to ask the official TSA account if the bottles in baggage would be allowed – given their shape.
He asked: & # 39; I know these look strange, but can they be packed in a suitcase? Thank you. & # 39;
A confused traveler went to Twitter to ask the TSA if he could take one of the souvenir bottles in his hand luggage or checked bags
The account answered and said to Ash: & # 39; Thank you for asking! Replicas and inert explosives are not permitted in hand luggage or checked bags. & # 39;
This was confirmed by a TSA spokesperson who told MailOnline Travel that the bottles would not be allowed for travel.
This is because & # 39; packing inert, replica & # 39; s or toy explosives in luggage can have the potential to affect travelers & # 39 ;.
When TSA officers discover a suspected explosive, they must call an explosion specialist, which can lead to missed flights and long delays.
The bottles have been designed by Coca-Cola together with Disney and Lucasfilm and are & # 39; designed to be authentic in the Star Wars universe & # 39 ;.
The bottles of souvenir drinks are on sale at the $ 1 billion Star Wars: Galaxy & Edge in Disneyland, California, pictured
The highly anticipated $ 1 billion Star Wars: Galaxy & # 39; s Edge opened in California in May for major fanfare.
The 14-hectare attraction has attractions, stores with personal droids and light swords and & # 39; Star Wars-matching food and drink & # 39 ;.
The big draw is a huge replica of the Millennium Falcon, where guests can roam through the halls and engage in a dogfight with Tie Fighters. Another ride called Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance will be opened later this year.
The same Star Wars: Galaxy & # 39; s Edge land will open tomorrow (August 29) for visitors to Disney World Resort in Florida.
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