Saturday, September 30, 2006

Liquids back on planes

The US is now allowing small quantities of liquids on aeroplanes. What do you think?

"The ban was a necessary precaution. We have to be willing to make these kinds of sacrifices if we're going to prevent scientifically impossible terrorist attacks." —Alex Hunter, Surveyor

1 comment:

Fearghas said...

Just in time for the EU to introduce a ban

EU restricts hand-luggage liquid

Air passengers travelling from European Union countries are to be restricted on how much liquid they can take on board.

The European Commission has proposed limiting liquids to 100ml containers which must fit into a transparent, re-sealable plastic bag.

The rules are likely to be agreed next week and adopted in November.

Earlier, the Department for Transport said a hand-luggage liquids ban will remain on UK flights to the US despite the Americans easing restrictions.

The US has announced liquids bought from secure airport sites would now be allowed on planes.

But the DfT said liquids would still not be allowed on US-bound flights from the UK even if purchased "airside".

Restrictions were put in place after an alleged plot to blow up transatlantic airliners was foiled on 10 August.

Other rules agreed by the European Commission mirror the restrictions already in place in the UK.

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