EU To Ease Liquid Rules

THE EUROPEAN Commission has announced that it plans to ease the security restrictions currently applied to the amount of liquids passengers can take aboard aircraft by April 2013.  This will be possible because it wants new liquid screening equipment to be rolled out at European airports by that date.
The EU is also set to streamline other security measures and in particular it wants to stop the duplication of security checks for anyone entering strictly controlled areas within airports.
In 2006 it was ruled that liquids could only be taken into the aircraft cabin if restricted to 100ml containers.  This covered not only drinks but also gels, creams and syrups and caused a huge amount of confusion and frustration for travellers.