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Wednesday, 02 June 2010
Sign of the times


There’s a growing market at one of my local supermarkets for cosmetics and toiletries in containers of 50ml, 75ml and 100ml.  According to the Heathrow Airport website:

Liquids – 100ml rule

Only limited quantities of liquids may be carried through airport security into the departure lounge. This includes bottled drinks, suntan lotion, fragrances, cosmetics and toiletries.

The following restrictions apply to all liquids, creams, gels, pastes and aerosols taken through security control:

  • Liquids may only be carried in containers holding 100ml or less.
  • They must be carried separately in a single bag which is:
    • Transparent and resealable
    • No larger than 20cm x 20cm (8in x 8in)
    • Able to close properly with all the items inside.
  • At security control, place the bag in the tray with your other items.
  • Liquids in containers over 100ml will not be permitted through security – please pack them in your hold baggage instead.

Am I the only person who doesn’t feel any more or less safe with this rule?  I would much rather the airports deployed technology or sniffer dogs to prevent dangerous liquids and objects being taken onto planes.

Posted by bigblue on 02/06/2010 at 03:48 PM
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