Security work-around?

One thing I do miss about flights is bringing a big bottle of water with me. Today, I thought, “Well, what if I freeze the water and bring that through security?”

It’s not a “dangerous” liquid if it’s actually a solid, right?

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9 Responses to “Security work-around?”

  1. Anonymous says:

    So, security guards probably won’t like your workaround. They don’t think that way. It sounds like a good way to get strip searched.

  2. Dan says:

    You could also just bring an empty bottle through security, and then fill it up from a water fountain inside the “secure” area.

  3. Karl says:

    I’ll imagine the reasoning going “the empty bottle could be filled with nerve gas! Empty bottles can’t be allowed.”.
    Well, humans produce flammable gas too, we can’t allow them on board!

  4. Adam(sadam) says:

    I do what Dan suggests all the time. I’ve never been hassled about my empty water bottle.

  5. Bill says:

    The real question is: how do you intend to melt the ice back into drinkable water before the end of the flight?

  6. garrett says:

    @Bill: With a butane lighter!

    (Just kidding — simply the time it takes to fly internationally would probably work well enough.)

  7. You are still allowed to take bottled drinks onto planes, you just have to purchase them on the safe side (the plane side) of the security checkpoint.

  8. Sean says:

    A friend of mine went on holiday to Australia and toured their wineries, she bought a couple of nice bottle of wine and figured that as they were wine and obviously sealed she’d be ok… she was so upset when they confiscated them and dropped them in the bin. Lesson learn’t I guess.

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