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Heathrow, Gatwick and Manchester airports to scrap 100ml liquid rule.

The liquid rule has been a bugbear for British holidaymakers for years - but it looks like it could be scrapped by the summer at some major UK airports.

An irritating luggage rule is about to be dropped at a top UK airport, bringing joy for holidaymakers and tourists. London's Heathrow Airport has plans to introduce new security scanners in all its terminals by this summer.

Once introduced, passengers will have the freedom to carry more than 100ml of liquid on their flights. A DfT spokesperson shared: "The UK has some of the most robust aviation security measures in the world and this cutting-edge technology will enhance security and boost the passenger experience."

Currently, these scanners work in specific lanes at Terminals 2, 3 and 5, but they are also expected to be set up in Terminal 4. The DfT then mentioned that they're regularly talking with airports for upgrading their screening equipment by June 2024.

"For security reasons we don't talk in detail about aviation security measures." MAG, which operates Manchester, Stansted and East Midlands airports, mentions these scanners will start working "lane by lane" at their UK airports.

Their spokesperson reported that all is progressing well, but it's "a complex programme of work requiring the expansion of terminal facilities, while at the same time maintaining operations during construction". Both Gatwick and Manchester Airports Group aimed to upgrade their scanners by 2025.

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