It’s the news we’ve all been waiting for — liquid restrictions for hand luggage are on their way out, starting in the UK.
The old rules, which meant all passengers on domestic and international flights needed to squeeze 100ml bottles of liquids into tiny plastic bags, have been around since 2006. The UK Government has announced the rules will be lifted at all airports by June, 2024.
London City Airport will be the first to drop the limit — as soon as this April.
The new rules are all thanks to a successful trial of new CT X-Ray scanners that can detect any dangerous liquids within luggage.
While this means the end of teeny tiny bottles, it also should mean quicker and more efficient security lanes, as laptops can also be left in bags.
What does this mean for the rest of the world? Nothing… yet. But hopefully, this is a sign of good things to come.