Stop and drop that bottle
In reference to On the Spot (“Bottled Rage,” July 27): I have been taking empty water bottles through security and filling up before boarding for years. But it doesn’t always work.
Returning recently from South Korea, I followed the usual process. At the boarding gate, there was another security check, where I was told I couldn’t take it on board.
In Japan, after going through security where signs said no water bottles were allowed, I didn’t bother to fill up beyond security. But there was no second security check at the boarding gate so I would have been fine.