Under current security restrictions, passengers
are not allowed containers carrying more than
100 milliliters (3.38 fluid ounces) of liquids in
their carry-on luggage and the containers have
to be in a clear plastic bag.
That could come to an end under the new
screening regime and passengers may also be
able to keep electrical equipment such as their
laptops in their cabin bags.
The screeners already are being used in trials
at London’s Heathrow Airport and they will
progressively be rolled out to other British
airports by Dec. 1, 2022, the government said.
Heathrow CEO John Holland Kaye says the
technology “will transform the passenger
experience, making air travel simple,
streamlined and more secure through the U.K.’s
only hub airport.”