London City Airport ditches all liquid restrictions
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London City Airport has announced that it is now the first ‘major’ UK airport to be fully equipped with next-generation 3D baggage scanners on all security lines.
These produce 3D images of your belongings and allow you to leave liquids (up to 2 litres per container) and large electrical items in your cabin baggage.
This makes it the first London airport to do so, although smaller regional airports with fewer scanners such as Teesside got there earlier this year.
The rollout means that you will no longer be restricted to toiletries and liquids in 100ml bottles and can leave laptops and other electronics inside your bag. Of course this won’t help you if you are returning from an airport which doesn’t have the new style scanners. You shouldn’t throw away those clear plastic bags just yet ….
Other UK airports have a June 2024 deadline to replace their machines. Heathrow and Gatwick, in particular, will need to get a move on with a huge number of machines needing to be replaced over the next 13 months.