Flight ban on liquids to be lifted; AIRPORTS.THE restrictions on liquids that passengers can bring on planes will be lifted in 2010, it emerged yesterday.
New technology that can tell the difference between harmless liquids and possible explosives is being developed by US scientists.
For the last two years passengers have been limited to carrying 100ml drinks or toiletries toi·let·ry
n. pl. toi·let·ries
An article, such as toothpaste or a hairbrush, used in personal grooming or dressing.
toiletries npl → artículos mpl de aseo (= in hand luggage and all of them have to fit in a clear one-litre bag.
The rules were put in place in 2006 after British police claims of a plot to blow up planes using liquid explosives.
The regulations have been blamed for widespread confusion and delays at airports. Over 855 litres of alcohol were confiscated con·fis·cate
tr.v. con·fis·cat·ed, con·fis·cat·ing, con·fis·cates
1. To seize (private property) for the public treasury.
2. To seize by or as if by authority. See Synonyms at appropriate.
adj. at Dublin Airport Dublin Airport (IATA: DUB, ICAO: EIDW), or Aerfort Bhaile Átha Cliath in Irish, is operated by the Dublin Airport Authority plc. Located in Collinstown, in the Fingal part of County Dublin, it is by far the busiest airport in Ireland and is ranked as 14th last year before being handed over to charity.
EU spokesman Jens Mester said: "EU countries have agreed to abolish the restrictions on flights leaving EU airports if the new scanners are up and running."