Passengers will soon be able to carry liquids and laptops inside hand luggage in Heathrow

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Passengers will be able to carry liquids and laptops through security at Heathrow inside their hand luggage after new security scanners are installed.

Other airports including Luton are also trialing the scanners.

The ban on liquids over 100ml has been in place since 2006 in response to a transatlantic terror plot.

The technology, costing £50 million over the next few years, is expected to slash queue times at Britain’s biggest airport.

The Evening Standard reports that plans are also expected to save on plastic as passengers will no longer have to decant small bottles of liquid into transparent bags to pass security.

Scanners, which use the same technology as CT scanners in hospitals, will replace the traditional x-rays used to check bags and produce a clearer picture of their contents.

It will be the first time the technology has been used in the UK, but they are already in place across the US and Europe.

Via Evening Standard

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