The Ridiculous Travel Hack That Could Help You Get Drinks Onboard Planes

Could this oh-so-simple hack help you get your precious drinks onboard?

A standard airport.
Airports A living hell from start to finish. Image Shutterstock

Airport security restrictions mean it is practically impossible to get any sort of drinks onboard a standard commercial flight. Well, practically, at least.

Because, as it turns out some super-thirsty folk out there have been busy trying to work out a solution or “life hack” as the kids call it these days.

According to The Points Guy, there is a potential loophole available to those willing to put in the time and a whole lot of effort.

Coca-Cola
Coca-Cola The world's most popular soft drink. Image Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

For starters, the rules put in place by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) passengers are totally allowed to bring empty bottles through security – it’s only applicable to the liquids inside.

But what if the contents of the bottle isn’t technically a liquid? Well, then you have a potential loophole.

Lloyd Bridges in Airplane

As TSA rules state:

“Frozen liquid items are allowed through the checkpoint as long as they are frozen solid when presented for screening. If frozen liquid items are partially melted, slushy, or have any liquid at the bottom of the container, they must meet 3-1-1 liquids requirements.”

So take a frozen drink along, store it in ice and prepare to unveil it when required, leaving the ice behind.

Sounds simple enough right? And totally worth it, right? Right?

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