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TOPIC: Liquids on Flights
#186871
Barney

Liquids on Flights 2 Weeks, 3 Days ago  
In the UK, there are strict security rules on the amount of liquid a passenger can take on an aircraft. Including water, sprays, toothpaste etc. - only 100 ml may be taken on board.

Rules are strictly observed and closely monitored, in the departure process. Even the liquid receptacles have to be displayed separately, in a see through bag - and extracted from suitcases etc.

Gatwick and Heathrow are particularly vigilant, and bottles of expensive liquid substances are often confiscated, or discarded - to allow the boarding to continue.


Most ironically and irrationally - the same procedures are totally ignored in most European airports. You can bring as much liquid on board, as you want!

Recently, in my experience - Madrid, Budapest, Dublin (for example) all had the same disinterest in flying liquids.

And, of course, the disinterest is repeated on your arrival back at Gatwick and Heathrow!



 
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#186881
Silent Minority

Re:Liquids on Flights 2 Weeks, 2 Days ago  
Depends on the airport...and of course you can take as much liquid on some planes as you like....providing it is added after your last scanner in security,eg duty free area....some airports like Cairo/Malaysia etc will scan at the gate too...this only happens on certain London flights.

Some airports can be strict,only a few have fallen for my regular 330ml can of pop hidden trick....even Agadir,where I was yesterday were quite strict on security....Malaga was often tight,as was Barcelona in Spain...perhaps from your experience the EU flights are less strict?...Can we blame Brexit?
 
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#186884
Barney

Re:Liquids on Flights 2 Weeks, 2 Days ago  
In my experience, airports vary enormously in terms of their security measures - some are strict and some aren't.

Although they all have scanners, some airport personnel barely look at them - although, as I said, Gatwick and Heathrow are particularly vigilant.

Presumably then, bombers will choose the airports with low security levels. In Lisbon recently, the scan operators were in deep conversation.

Not one bag was flagged for further investigation - and liquids did not need to be shown separately. Overall, it seems international airport security remains lax.


 
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#186891
Silent Minority

Re:Liquids on Flights 2 Weeks, 2 Days ago  
I remember a school ski holiday via Milan airport back in 1978. Aldo Moro was still missing,numerous left leaning terrorists/freedom fighters had been up to all sorts of airport/plane nasties for years....as usual our flight was the subject of a strike inspired delay...while passing the time away inside the airport we teenagers would go in and out of the departure area....mostly by walking to the side of the metal detectors!.....I even remember carrying a few illegal flick-knives bought in our resort for nervous fellow skiers through these gates!.....

....The moral of this story....?
 
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