New scanners at LHR – no taking things out of hand luggage!

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  • MartynSinclair
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    As of 1 April 2024, can anyone provide an update re progress. Has the First Wing reopened and also Terminal 3 Fast track opened and operating the new scanners?


    cwoodward
    Participant

    Martyn – according to reports the British Airways First Wing security channel in the Heathrow Terminal 5 First Wing reopened fully on the 22nd March with the new security and scanners now up and running.
    It appears that British Airways will not be widely publicising the removal of liquid restrictions. This is apparently because, should the First Wing be closed due to lack of staff or equipment issues, passengers would be sent back to the main security area all of which does not yet have new scanners in operation.


    MartynSinclair
    Participant

    Thank you cwoodward. Any news on T3


    FDOS
    Participant

    T4 does not have the new scanners, if anyone is interested.


    cwoodward
    Participant

    Martyn -Seeming security lanes featuring the new CT scanners now installed in Terminals 2,3 as well as 5. The UK hub airport emphasised that it had to install the new machines over 250 lanes by mid March. Unclear if that is ALL lanes at LHR though seemingly all fast track lanes will be now covered.


    AlanOrton1
    Participant

    Martyn – was at T5 on 28/3 and Firstwing / Flounge was fully operational.

    As a side note, the scanners outside of the F wing (south side) are still the old ones.


    Gold-2K
    Participant

    Went through first wing security today. Great not to have to remove anything from bags but surprised that I had to take off my belt and hoodie (as it had a zip). Everyone gets a full body scan, so not sure why that was necessary? Also had a secondary scan of my feet in a bit of equipment I hadn’t seen before. Was better than having to take footwear off. Again not sure why the full standing body scan wasn’t sufficient. But net net, big improvement on old scanners 👍🏼


    MartynSinclair
    Participant

    Went thru T3 fast track yesterday, new scanners, just so smooth and quick, except my carry on went down tbe secondary lane. I asked what triggered the check… a small deodorant spray, which needed to be checked.

    Still quick…

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    cwoodward
    Participant

    Safe travels Martin !

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    stevescoots
    Participant

    see you tomorrow Martin! first round on me

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    IanFromHKG
    Participant

    Well, here’s some shock news:

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2024/04/04/airports-to-miss-deadline-to-end-of-100ml-liquid-rule/

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