Keep collecting those 3 ounce bottles of shampoo and face wash – according to the Transportation Security Administration (www.tsa.gov), the airlines’ ban on liquids is here to stay.
While the hope is that the ban will be lifted one day, the TSA says it’s not coming any time soon. Just last week, three British men were convicted in London of plotting to
bring down at least seven trans-Atlantic
airliners in 2006, using liquid explosives hidden in soda bottles.
After Sept. 11, 2001, new security rules began taking shape at airports throughout the U.S. One of the more tedious security measures – according to travelers – is the liquid limits on flights. The TSA requires all carry-on liquids to be in 3-ounce containers and fit
into a 1-quart bag.
Now that new security measures, including new X-ray machines, are being installed in airports, travelers are hopeful for a little less stress at security. However, according to a report in USAToday, the X-ray machines are still not equipped to spot certain liquid explosives and therefore, the 3-1-1 Rule remains in place.
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