New technology allows travellers to carry more than 100ml on flights

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  • Frequent flyers will be pleased to hear that a new technology allows passengers to carry over 100ml products in hand luggage.

    We all know the struggle. Before jetting off with the family, there’s always that rush to get everything into smaller bottles, or buying tons of ‘travel size’ products from your local shop at the last minute.

    Thanks to new CT scanners that will be rolled out across Heathrow terminals, travellers will be able to carry liquids of all sizes. Great news if you’re on a long flight with the family!

    The scanners will cost £50m and are expected to be present at all Heathrow terminals by 2022. So you’ll have to wait a bit, but we’re sure it’ll be worth it.

    Chris Garton, Chief Operating Officer at Heathrow said ‘This cutting-edge equipment will not only keep the airport safe with the latest technology but will also mean that our future passengers can keep their focus on getting on with their journeys and spend less time preparing for security screening.’

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    It’s not known if this rule will roll out globally, but if it’s a success, then maybe other airports will want to follow suit. That would make travelling so much easier.

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    It’s already used at some airports across Europe, and the JFK Airport in New York. Heathrow is the first UK airport to give it a go. Travellers can also leave electronics like laptops and tablets in their bags too.

    This decision has come about to make the whole process easier, as we all know how boring it can be queuing at airport security. Not only does it reduce waiting times, it also reduces plastic waste, which we can all get behind.