Is this the future of Airport Searching procedures?

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  • PatJordan
    Participant

    This story was in today’s “Times”:

    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/airport-liquids-hand-luggage-bag-end-100ml-rule-w9z7x7lfk

    Could this really mean shorter queues for passengers??

    Will airport management pass the additional costs to passengers??

    Only time will tell.

    Safe travels,

    Pat


    JD_84
    Participant

    Heathrow have been trialing the new CT scanners for some time, although you have still had to take liquids and laptops out of your bag. That seems to be changing as didnt have to remove anything from my bag in T2 last week.

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    Tom Otley
    Keymaster

    Yes, same here.

    The article doesn’t say, but seems to imply someone could have several bottles of, say, 1 litre, in their hand luggage.

    The existing rule requires it to be small amounts (under 100ml) and in a clear plastic bag.

    What I wonder is – while it can detect the liquids in your bag, how can it know if these larger bottles that are in your hand luggage contain explosives or not?

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    JD_84
    Participant

    I would imagine that the tech is there to support that, think of all of the bottles of liquids larger than 100ml that have to be screened for shops and restaurants airside already on a daily basis.

    The issue is that 100ml and 1l total limit is a flawed anyway, if someone wanted to get something through security larger than 100ml it can be split across multiple PAX. Plus would be wrongdoers have plenty of opportunity to purchase large amounts of highly flammable liquids post security in handy 1 litre bottles in duty free shops already. Yes i know it is a deterrent, and there to make it more complicated and easier to spot things that aren’t right, but it doesn’t feel very scientific.

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    flyingdutchman1
    Participant

    At Amsterdam Schiphol Airport they got new equipment end of 2019 and fluids and laptops do not have to be taken out of handlugguage anymore, but the queues are longer then ever !

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    MartynSinclair
    Participant

    At Amsterdam Schiphol Airport they got new equipment end of 2019 and fluids and laptops do not have to be taken out of handlugguage anymore, but the queues are longer then ever !

    If AMS are not requesting pax to remove liquid and computers, why are the q’s so long? What is causing the hold ups?

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