A ban on liquids over 100ml in hand luggage was implemented as an anti-terror measure in 2006. Technology now exists which is able to scan liquids to determine their contents, this technology is effective and is only being delayed by EU bureaucracy which is holding up the final tests. Given that this is the case the ban should no longer be necessary.

Why is this idea important?

Under the auspices of ensuring proper security, Airlines, Airport authorities, and retailers have been shamelessly profiteering on planes and behind security barriers. A 1L bottle of water can cost as much as £2.50, in these conditions (double the cost outside), and other drinks are similarly expensive. The current law denies consumers the choice of bringing their own drinks through security, and forces them to purchase items these exhorbitant prices, when there is now a credible technological alternative.

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