New scanner could bring and end to annoying carry-on rules

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Heathrow airport is trialling a new 3D scanner that could put an end to strict rules for carrying liquids on international flights.

Which would be a bloody godsend, considering the anguish inflicted on unsuspecting passengers who forgot to take their fave hand cream out of their handbag only to have it confiscated.

Ok, we’re talking about ourselves, but we can’t be the only ones!

Plus, those little ziplock bags they make you put your liquids in are super bad for the environment.

Computer tomography, or CT scanners which are already widely used in hospitals, would be able to give a detailed, 3D view of the contents of your suitcase. Which would mean the tyranny of the 100ml limit could soon come to an end!

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The technology has already been tested at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport and John F Kennedy in New York.

“If successful, this could lead in future to passengers no longer needing to remove items from hand luggage for screening,” The UK Department of Transport told The Guardian.

However, passengers at the airports trialling the tech are still required to remove items upon request from security staff,  according to News Corp.

But if the new tech is introduced in Australia, it could mean an end to the pesky new powder laws that were introduced at the end of June. 

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