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  • The real Swiss Tony 700 posts

    Just saw this https://www.lbc.co.uk/news/london-city-airport-scraps-100ml-rule-liquids/%5D

    The airport is going to upgrade its security scanners to new generation machines by the end of March, allowing passengers to take up to two litres of liquids through security.

    Passengers will also not be required to remove laptops from bags.

    Creams and make-up will not need to be put into separate plastic bags.

    Pangolin 119 posts

    The link is malformed and gives a 404 due to the trailing character at the end.

    This is the correct link: https://www.lbc.co.uk/news/london-city-airport-scraps-100ml-rule-liquids/

    NorthernLass 8,247 posts

    Is it 2 litres in total? How on earth would they enforce that? I read it that each item could be up to 2 litres but it may have been badly worded in my source!

    Rui N. 855 posts

    They still reserve the right to open your bag if need be at any times, so can enforce that. And the new scanners will highlight liquids, and might have indicate the volume of the container, making it easier for staff to know when to check to enforce any such limits.

    NorthernLass 8,247 posts

    Well of course they can open your bag – I meant that you could put any number of bags through the scanner, each containing the maximum amount and they don’t know who they belong to unless they select them for extra screening.

    redlilly 117 posts

    No idea how they would police 2 litres in total! Also, it’s not like you can bring huge bottles of shampoo etc., as there is no way to bring it back with 100 ml allowance on the return journey. So those annoying mini bottles will remain for a long time yet.

    I have found that no airport security ever seems to pick up my half filled camelback. I have been through many airports with it half filled (different water I might add) and no one ever picks it up.

    Blair Waldorf Salad 1,158 posts

    I walked through AMS last week with 2 full 50l bottles of water I’d forgotten about. Into the big scanner the bag went, bag got stopped for secondary screening (which happened instantly – Manchester take note), security agent looked at them both and said Fine. Off I went.

    So to get to my point, if you flew LCY-AMS return, then you could bring your big shampoo with you in cabin baggage in both directions.

    The real Swiss Tony 700 posts

    The link is malformed and gives a 404 due to the trailing character at the end.

    This is the correct link: https://www.lbc.co.uk/news/london-city-airport-scraps-100ml-rule-liquids/

    Thank you! not sure what happened there. And @Blair Waldorf Salad – fair play to you if you had 2 50 litre water bottles with you 😂

    redlilly 117 posts

    I walked through AMS last week with 2 full 50l bottles of water I’d forgotten about. Into the big scanner the bag went, bag got stopped for secondary screening (which happened instantly – Manchester take note), security agent looked at them both and said Fine. Off I went.

    So to get to my point, if you flew LCY-AMS return, then you could bring your big shampoo with you in cabin baggage in both directions.

    Bingo! It’s the same from OPO too. Unfortunately, no direct flights to LCY.

    Let’s hope the tech gets more predictable and is rolled out, at the very least, in all airports in the EU soon enough.

    NorthernLass 8,247 posts

    I got a rather embarrassing grilling about some medication I had in an “extra” ziplock bag returning from OPO last summer, even though it was only 75 ml! Has it changed in the meantime?

    davefl 1,410 posts

    I got a rather embarrassing grilling about some medication I had in an “extra” ziplock bag returning from OPO last summer, even though it was only 75 ml! Has it changed in the meantime?

    The limit is one ziplock bag. I’ve seen loads of people pulled up for trying to get two through. The whole thing is a farce.

    NorthernLass 8,247 posts

    Prescription medication is exempt from the liquids and bag rules. It was one item, it wasn’t as though the I’d stuffed the rest of the bag with extra toiletries. But they were making a fuss about the size as the bottle is a large pump dispenser and looks as though it contains a lot more than the 75ml that it actually does (and clearly states on the bottle!)

    redlilly 117 posts

    I got a rather embarrassing grilling about some medication I had in an “extra” ziplock bag returning from OPO last summer, even though it was only 75 ml! Has it changed in the meantime?

    They have had the “special scanners” there for some time, but yes they do typically pull bags aside at random for a rummage. You do still need to stick to some sort of liquid allowance, even with the “special scanners”, but I have no idea what the allowance is (it’s not well advertised in the airport) and given we travel HBO generally on BA or TAP via LHR it’s not like we carry lots of liquids out. Strange that they pulled the meds out. I think some airports get a bit creeped by seeing meds and packets of pills, especially in the Middle East (I had a similar experience when transiting alone through Doha earlier in February – not ideal!).

    OPO is one of the airports that has twice now, in the past 3 months, failed to pick up on the water in my half filled 2 litre camelback. Though gratefully, they have now finally installed a water fountain just after security, which even has sparkling water!! My OH was so happy he nearly did a little dance to celebrate!! The small things hey – no longer need to worry about smuggling water through!!

    Rui N. 855 posts

    Well of course they can open your bag – I meant that you could put any number of bags through the scanner, each containing the maximum amount and they don’t know who they belong to unless they select them for extra screening.

    Don’t understand how would that be different from the current situation where they don’t know who the bags with liquids belong to.
    Anyhow, for pre-check in the US, people haven’t had to take off liquids off their bags (same 100ml/1l limit applies). If the TSA can do it, I imagine even the British could.

    Blair Waldorf Salad 1,158 posts

    Prescription medication is exempt from the liquids and bag rules. It was one item, it wasn’t as though the I’d stuffed the rest of the bag with extra toiletries. But they were making a fuss about the size as the bottle is a large pump dispenser and looks as though it contains a lot more than the 75ml that it actually does (and clearly states on the bottle!)

    Since when has Preparation H been sold in a pump dispenser?

    sloth 315 posts

    Since when has Preparation H been sold in a pump dispenser?

    had to google that…but did make me chuckle

    NorthernLass 8,247 posts

    @Rui – they know that it’s one bag per person as they check when you put it in the tray prior to scanning, so they know no-one’s taking more than they’re allowed through security. If it’s in a bag they can’t see what or how much until it reaches the scanner.

    @BWS lol, I don’t think you need a prescription for that?!

    Blair Waldorf Salad 1,158 posts

    @Rui – they know that it’s one bag per person as they check when you put it in the tray prior to scanning, so they know no-one’s taking more than they’re allowed through security. If it’s in a bag they can’t see what or how much until it reaches the scanner.

    @BWS lol, I don’t think you need a prescription for that?!

    A prescription means not paying retail price though!

    NorthernLass 8,247 posts

    Prescription charge can be higher than retail! On reflection, you’d have to be suffering badly to need 75 ml, lol.

    Aston100 1,449 posts

    I got caught trying to sneak a 500ml bottle of Irn Bru out of EDI.
    They seemed more upset about Irn Bru being taken south of Hadrian’s Wall than the fact it was a liquid in excess of 100ml.

    Hopefully they install these scanners up there soon so I can smugly wave several bottles at them next time.

    BA Flyer IHG Stayer 2,250 posts

    People use it to help reduce the effect of ageing around the eyes as it helps tighten the skin!

    Aston100 1,449 posts

    People use it to help reduce the effect of ageing around the eyes as it helps tighten the skin!

    Wait, are you talking about Irn Bru, Prep H or something else?
    Confused.com

    George K 303 posts

    The sooner this is implemented the better. Just last month we had to tip out 100ml of juice just because it was in a container that *could* hold 150ml. There was an indicator showing that it was bang on 100ml but security bods must have been bored at LGW and chose to fuss about juice in a sippy cup.

    Fair play to them.

    BA Flyer IHG Stayer 2,250 posts

    The sooner this is implemented the better. Just last month we had to tip out 100ml of juice just because it was in a container that *could* hold 150ml. There was an indicator showing that it was bang on 100ml but security bods must have been bored at LGW and chose to fuss about juice in a sippy cup.

    Fair play to them.

    Because the current rule is containers of up to 100ml not 100ml of contents in a larger container

    George K 303 posts

    I am aware (hence why I didn’t kick up a fuss) but usually there is leeway for babies/toddlers in most airports (and we have previously benefited from that, including at the same airport). It’s these illogical distinctions that make the rule ridiculous.

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