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New Technology Means You Can Carry More Than 100ml In Your Hand Luggage

You haven't known loss unless you've had to throw away a new bottle of perfume at airport security because you left it in your hand luggage by accident.

The 100ml limit on liquids has burnt us all at one point or another, but apparently it could soon be a thing of the past.

London's Heathrow Airport announced they will be bringing in new security scanners that will let people carry all sizes of liquids in their hand luggage.

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The new computer tomography (CT) scanners have cost £50 million and will be implemented in all terminals in Heathrow by 2022. The scanners will be similar to those used in hospitals and will give security officers a clear view of what's in people's bags with 3D imagery.

This also means passengers will be able to carry laptops and tablets in their hand luggage, too. Yesssss.

Credit: Unsplash
Credit: Unsplash

Chris Garton, chief operating officer at Heathrow spoke to BBC News, saying: "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."

The move follows a successful trial of the technology last year.

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At the time, The Department for Transport said: "The UK has some of the strictest security measures in the world, and we are leading the way in using new technology to improve security screening and provide a better experience for passengers."

The DfT added: "We continue to work closely with our international counterparts to harness the latest advances in technology."

The current rules state that liquids must be under 100ml and removed from hand luggage and place in a clear plastic bag during security checks.

The liquid limit was introduced in 2006 after a terror plot to detonate liquid explosives was caught by UK police.

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Topics: Life, Life News, Airport

Ciara Sheppard

Ciara is a freelance journalist working for Pretty 52. After graduating from the University of Sussex, Ciara worked as a writer at GLAMOUR Magazine and later as the Assistant Editor of Yahoo Style UK.

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