In an upgrade of rules, the UK main airports are hoping to scrap the earlier rule of banning liquids over 100ml and removal of items from cabin baggage entirely with new technologies in place by the summer of 2024.
Why was the 100 ml rule applied in the first place?
The 100 ml rule was introduced in 2006 when the Islamist transatlantic terror plot was stopped where they had planned to take down seven flights departing from Heathrow using liquid explosives disguised as soft drinks. It was supposed to be a temporary measure!
How will the scrapping of these rules help us?
- Packing would become easy as we could pack liquid sizes as required. Also, last-minute shopping won't need to be put in the baggage, fearing breakage.
-Waiting time at airport security will reduce drastically, as people take time to remove items from their hand baggage, causing delays.
- Use of plastic at airports will drastically reduce as we will no longer be required to have liquids in plastic bags.