Rules on liquids onboard to ease in 2010

29 Oct 2008

Travellers in the US will be spared the inconvenience of long queues due to security checks on liquids carried onboard in 2010.

The US Transport Security Administration (TSA) said improved X-ray technology enabling machines to identify dangerous liquids is responsible for future changes in policy.

This means that passengers can again bring onto the aircraft creams, liquids and aerosols of any size. Currently, containers that are larger than three ounces cannot get past security checkpoints. It is believed that liquids three ounces or less, even if explosive, will not be able to bring down an aircraft.

The restrictions came after an alleged plot to bomb transatlantic flights from London Heathrow involving liquid based explosives was discovered.

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