I was having lunch with my colleagues today when they mentioned about the baggage checking system for airports. That got me thinking about the Sydney trip 4 months back when there was a surprise carry-on baggage check after the final gate check and before boarding the plane. In that narrow jet bridge passageway, the TSA-wannabes once again emptied out our water bottles greater than 100mL. The 500mL water bottle that I bought on the air-side was not an exception.
Never have I imagined my water bottles being confiscated twice in a day. So next time I travel, the safest bet will be to bring my S’well bottle with the cap off. Or to not bring a bottle at all.