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What is the 3-1-1 liquids rule?

Each passenger may carry liquids, gels and aerosols in travel-size containers that are 3.4 ounces or100 milliliters. Each passenger is limited to one quart-size bag of liquids, gels and aerosols. Common travel items that must comply with the 3-1-1 liquids rule include toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, mouthwash and lotion.

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Airport 100ml liquid rule: when will the UK ban be lifted?

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Chris Haslam and Qin Xie

Friday January 26 2024, 16:02pm

The 100ml liquid rule will continue at some of the busiest UK airports this summer because of a delay in the installation of the necessary equipment. The Department of Transport previously set a deadline of June 2024 for UK airports to introduce new 3D scanners that would end the need to remove liquids and laptops during pre-flight security checks. The 100ml liquid rule would also end, allowing passengers to bring bottles of up to two litres. But while smaller airports including Teesside and London City airport have already introduced the new technology, London Heathrow, Gatwick and Manchester are expected to miss the deadline.

Main photo: security notices at Luton Airport (Alamy)

Passengers with their belongings in trays at airport security

What are the current restrictions on liquids?

Most airports around the world have a limit on the amount of liquids you can take through airport security in your carry-on luggage. At the moment, the cap is one litre in most cases, split across containers with no more than 100ml of liquid, gel or cream inside. All of the liquids must be put inside a clear, resealable plastic bag that measures approximately 20cm x 20cm, and removed from your luggage to be scanned at airport security.

The rules were put into place in 2006, after the Metropolitan police foiled an al-Qaeda plot to bring down at least seven transatlantic flights using liquid explosives concealed in 500ml soft drinks bottles in August of that year. Immediately, authorities in the UK and US banned the carriage of all liquids except baby milk in hand luggage.

In November 2006, the ban was relaxed to allow for liquids, gels or creams in quantities of 100ml or less to be carried onboard as long as they were packed in a clear plastic bag and removed from luggage before screening. Within months, most other countries had followed suit, and a rule widely criticised as an overreaction had the immediate effect of creating long security queues at airports all over the world as passengers took extra time to unpack and repack hand luggage, and security staff were forced to make more manual inspections after scanning.

When might the rules change?

The UK government believes the introduction of advanced computed tomography (CT) scanners will allow the restrictions on the carriage of liquids to be lifted, and the Department for Transport has given major airports including Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle and Edinburgh until 2024 to invest in the new technology — also known as 3D scanning.

The government confirmed in December 2022 that airports will have until June 2024 to upgrade their screening equipment and processes, meaning the 100ml liquid rule would be changed to two litres. In addition, the requirement to remove laptops from hand luggage would also be scrapped.

Teesside airport and London City airport were among the first to introduce the changes. Elsewhere, Shannon and Donegal airports in Ireland, which have 3D scanners in operation, have also lifted their bans.

However, Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Manchester airports are behind schedule . While the technology has been installed in some security lanes already, it has not been implemented across the board. Gatwick says it expects to install the remaining scanners by the first three months of 2025, which is a similar time frame to Stansted and Manchester. Heathrow is also expecting to finish the installation in 2025.

The issue stems from the fact that introducing the scanners not only requires the purchase of expensive machines but also the reconfiguration of the security areas, including reinforcement of the floor in some cases due to the size and weight of the devices.

Nick Barton, chief executive of Birmingham airport, which is on track to meet the June deadline, told The Times : “The existing scanner is like a large domestic washing machine. The new machines are the size of a Ford Transit.”

Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Manchester will be able to apply for an extension to the deadline but penalties haven’t been ruled out.

A Smiths Detection HI-SCAN unit at London Southend Airport

How do 3D scanners work?

CT scanners such as the HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX — developed by London-based Smiths Detection and on trial at Heathrow since 2019 — use advanced x-ray technology to create layered 3D images that security staff can tilt and rotate to better identify the contents of cabin baggage. Coupled with the latest explosives-detection capabilities, the new scanners can detect a threat without the need for hand baggage to be unpacked, liquids to be limited to 100ml, or the use of clear plastic bags. 

Will I still have to unpack my laptop at security?

Laptops, along with tablets, large cameras and any other electronic devices that currently need to be put on the belt in a separate tray can be left in your luggage where 3D scanners are in operation. In theory, this development, in conjunction with the end of the liquids ban, will greatly reduce the time taken for passengers to clear security.

Are there any other luggage restrictions?

Hand luggage allowances aside, there are a few other restrictions you should be aware of when going through airport security. Weapons are banned — but so is anything that might reasonably be confused for a weapon on an x-ray. That might include toy guns, swords and even something as innocuous as a snow globe. Hazardous materials fall into the same category.

Some destinations operate bio-secure rules, which means food items and certain toiletries (insect repellent for example) may also be restricted.

If you’re carrying a battery pack, make sure it’s suitable for air travel. The rules can vary between destinations and airlines but generally passengers are allowed to carry up to two spare lithium-ion batteries (101–160Wh) or lithium metal batteries (2-8 grams). If you have a suitcase with a built-in battery pack, this will need to be removed and taken as carry-on luggage.

A traveller removes a laptop from baggage at airport security

Will biometric technology also speed up the airport experience?

It already has. The adoption of facial recognition technology at around 100 airports, including Beijing International, Tokyo’s Narita, Istanbul, Fort Lauderdale, Basel, Hamburg, Munich and Vienna, has driven down the time spent in queues both land and airside. The UK is a latecomer to the biometric revolution but in January 2023, Heathrow announced it was trialling facial recognition at Terminal 5. Airport bosses believe that biometrics will allow check-in, bag drop and boarding to be completed in less than 60 seconds per passenger, thus reducing the dependence on staff and increasing the time for airside shopping. 

A British biometric passport

How does biometric technology work?

All you need is a biometric passport — which has an embedded chip containing unique identifiers such as face, fingerprint or iris data — and a boarding pass, and registration is quick and easy. The process can be completed at home, using a mobile phone to take a selfie, or at the airport, using self-service terminals that scan travel documents, take a high-resolution portrait and generate an encrypted biometric profile. Thereafter, bag drop, security, lounge access and boarding can be completed by simply glancing at facial recognition cameras at each barrier, thereby allowing fast-track progress from check-in to departure.

What is a biometric passport?

Easily identified by the gold camera logo on the cover, a biometric passport has a microchip embedded within it that contains identifying information such as your name, date of birth, fingerprints and facial and iris data. If your passport isn’t biometric then it’s probably out of date: every British passport issued since 2010 has the chip embedded.

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Passengers can soon hand-carry up to 2 liters of liquids onboard in the UK - some airports have already rolled out the technology.

In December 2022, the UK government announced that all airport security scanners nationwide would be upgraded by June 2024 . The cutting-edge technology will improve traffic flow and passenger experience at security checkpoints while maintaining high standards of screening. As part of this upgrade, and to many passengers’ delight, the 100ml rule will be scrapped.

Fast forward to today, and London City Airport (LCY) and Teesside are the only airports that have fully implemented these scanners, meaning no 100ml rule at all. However, with the deadline coming up soon, more are set to follow in the coming months, and hopefully, hubs like Heathrow and Gatwick will adopt the standard by June as well.

What is the 100ml rule?

In 2006, a terrorist plot to detonate liquid explosives disguised as soft drinks onboard transatlantic flights from the UK to the US and Canada was uncovered by the British Metropolitan Police. As a result, the 100ml rule was introduced.

Passports, clothes, and toiletries inside of an open luggage case.

The rule banned passengers from carrying large volumes of liquids in their hand luggage. Any liquids carried in hand luggage must be in containers no larger than 100ml (3.4 fl oz) and placed in a transparent, resealable plastic bag no larger than 20 cm x 20 cm (7.9 inches x 7.9 inches). Passengers were limited to one bag per person. This prevented significant amounts of dangerous substances from being concealed in seemingly harmless drink bottles or containers.

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The removal of the rule

As part of the UK government’s efforts to streamline security processes, new technology will be gradually installed at airports nationwide, allowing for reduced queuing times, improved passenger experience, and better capabilities to detect potential threats. This advanced screening technology is paving the way to the eventual end of the 100ml rule on liquids at airports.

Large liquids and electronic devices in an airport security tray.

Furthermore, this new system means that large electronics – like tablets and laptops – can be left inside carry-on bags at the security checkpoint. Currently, these devices must be removed from bags to be screened.

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What does this mean for travelers?

Travelers can expect to see the complete removal of the 100ml rule at major airports by 2024. Eventually, the carry-on liquid limit at these airports will be extended to 2 liters (0.53 gallons). This new limit is already in force at some major airports. UK Transport Secretary Mark Harper said:

“By 2024, major airports across the UK will have the latest security tech installed, reducing queuing times, improving the passenger experience, and most importantly detecting potential threats.”

However, it’s important to note that travelers should always check the security requirements at all points of their journey. While the departing airport may accept liquid in containers measuring more than 100ml, the airport through which they transfer or return may not.

Large liquids and electroinics inside of an airport security tray.

We had the opportunity to fly through London City Airport soon after the requirements were scrapped in April 2023. Security lines were noticeably faster; all passengers had to do was drop their bags and walk through, shaving off minutes from each traveler. Moreover, the two-liter rule means you’re free to take a full water bottle and any liquids through as well; no more rummaging and last-minute binning of bottles. Ten minutes from the top of the escalator to airside is a considerable feat and will significantly benefit hubs!

Where have these upgrades been implemented?

Although 2024 might seem a long way to go, several airports in London are already trialing the upgraded security screening machines, with one airport having fully rolled out the technology.

As mentioned, London City Airport is the first UK airport to successfully introduce the upgraded technology, while the machines are on trial at Gatwick Airport, Heathrow Airport, and London Luton Airport.

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This London airport just scrapped its 100ml travel liquid limit - and everyone else will follow suit

By Bianca London and Charley Ross

Airport Travel Liquid Limit Of 100ml Is Being Scrapped But There's A Catch

Packing has got to be one of the least fun parts of preparing for a holiday or trip abroad. Sticking to the 100ml airport travel liquid limit for a weekend away can make even the most seasoned traveller want to pull their hair out. Not to mention the lists, the limitations, the paralysing doubt that you've forgotten something crucial.

The good news is this: packing will soon be that much less stressful – as will your UK airport experience – because soon you won't have to stick to the 100ml airport travel liquid limit for travelling with hand luggage. The new liquid container limit will be two litres.

The 100ml rule was imposed in November 2006, after a terrorist plot involving explosives in drinks bottles was foiled.

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And now, London City Airport has become one of the first airports to scrap the 100ml liquid limit in favour of a 2l limit, just in time for Eater holidays. Thanks to new technology, passengers will no longer have to take out liquids or laptops, tablets and phones from their hand luggage for scanning.

Teesside International Airport was the first airport in the UK to increase the 100ml limit to two litres, but City airport is the first to do so in London. 

The UK government has set a deadline for UK airports to update security technology so that it allows travellers to travel with larger containers of liquid in their cabin bags. This means we can take larger-sized beauty and hair products in our hand luggage with minimal hassle, instead of the ridiculously overpriced minis. 

This could also lead to a safer and quicker experience when going through airport security. A huge win.

“This investment in next-generation security by the UK’s airport operators will provide a great step forward for UK air travel, matching the best in class around the world," Christopher Snelling, policy director at The Airport Operators Association (AOA), says. "It will make the journey through the UK’s airports easier and air travel itself more pleasant.”

Will anything else be changing?

Yes, the changes in security and technology requirements will also mean that you won't have to get your electronic devices out at security either.

When will these changes come into place?

The deadline for these changes is June 2024 – so for now, it's best to travel with your minis, until further announcements are made from individual airports.

A representative from London Gatwick Airport has confirmed that it's trialling the technology, for example, and are set to meet the summer 2024 deadline. Changes are also in the works at Edinburgh Airport.

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What about when you're travelling home through an airport abroad?

It may be a different story if you're connecting to a flight at a different airport, and you'll need to double check if the airport you're travelling through on your journey is also undergoing the same technology changes. The announcement thus far only applies to UK airports.

The GOV UK website advises the following: “[Travellers] should also check the rules for carrying liquids at any airport through which they may transfer during their journey and at their return airport, as many destinations may not have implemented this new technology.” 

Have any airports already made these changes?

Shannon Airport in Ireland has already implemented the changes, and have reported a much quicker security process. London City airport and Teesside International Airport have done the same.

According to Airport Technology , similar technology is being utilised in a few other airports across the world, including Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport and in a couple across the US such as Hartsfield-Jackson in Atlanta, Georgia, and O’Hare in Chicago. 

So it might be more of a gradual change when it comes to the rest of the world. But still, progress.

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Airports to scrap rule banning liquids over 100ml in hand luggage by 2024

By Sarah Allard

Airports to scrap rule banning liquids over 100ml in hand luggage by 2024

UK airports are hoping to scrap the rule banning liquids over 100ml in hand luggage.

According to The Times , passengers travelling through UK airports will be able to carry liquids of any size in their hand luggage , including drinks, make-up and other liquids of any size. Currently liquids must be 100ml or under, and have to be carried in a clear plastic bag.

The upcoming change is the result of new technology that allows passengers to keep everything in their bags instead of having to remove laptops and liquids over 100ml at screening for the first time since 2006. Luggage will instead pass through special CT scanners, allowing airport security to check bags from a 3D image.

Trials of the new 3D scanning equipment are already underway at Heathrow, with plans to launch across the UK’s biggest airports by mid-2024.

Airports to scrap rule banning liquids over 100ml in hand luggage by 2024

John Holland-Kay, CEO of Heathrow Airport, told The Times: “We have just started the expansion of the security area in Terminal 3 which will have more CT scanners and have a deadline of mid-2024 from the DFT. By then the normal passenger experience will be that liquids stay in bags”.

The news – described as “a game-changer” by airport insiders – comes after a summer of airport delays due to bag and border control checks. The new technology is expected to alleviate massive queues for passengers, as well as significantly reducing the use of plastic at airports.

However, airport bosses are keen to remind passengers that the 100ml rule is still in place for now, and that there could be some mixed messages in the run-up to 2024.

“As the scanners become more commonplace it will be the case that in some lanes passengers are told not to take stuff out their bags while in other lanes they will still need to,” an aviation source said. “The 100ml rule will stay in place until the rollout of the new technology is complete and is a decision for the DfT [Department for Transport].”

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These are all the European airports scrapping the 100ml liquid rule

3D X-ray scanners are gradually being implemented across the continent

Liv Kelly

Around Christmas 2022, it suddenly seemed like the 100ml liquid rule at airports – which was introduced after a terror threat with a liquid bomb at London Heathrow in 2006 – would be scrapped across  Europe , thanks to new 3D scanners and enhanced X-ray tech that were able to identify explosives.

It was great news for travellers, of course, as the new screening equipment –  officially called C3-standard Explosive Detection System Cabin Baggage (EDS-CB)  – would make airport security much more efficient by reducing queues and delays. Lots of countries announced plans to gradually introduce it, and several already have. In April last year, London City Airport began using the ‘C3’ scanners, and Leeds Bradford announced plans in November to do the same in the new year . Ireland is trialling it at airports in Dublin and Cork , and they’re already in place at Shannon Airport. 

In the US , this tech is nothing new – Atlanta ’s Hartsfield-Jackson and Chicago ’s O’Hare airports have been using it for years. Amsterdam ’s Schiphol airport also relaxed liquid rules thanks to the scanners back in 2021, and Rome  Fiumicino Airport and Leonardo da Vinci International Airport are two more hubs in Italy that have rolled out the C3s.

Many more were hoping to have implemented this new tech before the 2024 summer season, but lots of major UK  airports are lagging behind – you can read more about that here .  

There are other European airports set to scrap the 100ml liquid rule, however. Two Spanish airports –  Madrid Barajas and Barcelona El-Prat – are making the change this year, so travellers will no longer have to think about limiting liquids and removing electronics from their bags.

Palma de Mallorca airport should follow by the end of the year, and then it will be onto making the changes at Malaga Costa del Sol in 2025. 

It’s thought that London Gatwick and Heathrow should have implemented the changes by early next year, too. 

Paris -Orly airport has been trialling the tech in its Terminal 3 since October, and that will continue until the same time in 2024. Geneva airport has also begun experimenting with the new tech, but no permanent implementations have been announced yet. 

So, it’s a pretty mixed bag so far, but we’ll keep you up to date as more and more airports enlist the help of this tech. Hopefully, it’ll soon be saving us all quite a lot of time. 

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Hand luggage restrictions at UK airports

There are restrictions on what items you can take in your hand luggage and hold luggage when boarding a plane in the UK.

There are different rules if you’re taking goods to sell or temporarily abroad for business reasons , for example sales samples, professional equipment or musical instruments for a performance.

Airport security staff will not let anything through that they consider dangerous - even if it’s normally allowed in hand luggage.

Hand luggage allowances

Check with your airline how many and what size bags you can take on the plane with you.

Check the rules for electronic items and devices you’re allowed to take on a flight before you travel - there are different rules depending on which country you are travelling to or from.

Taking liquids through security

There are restrictions on the amount of liquids you can take in your hand luggage. If possible, pack liquids in your hold baggage (luggage that you check in).

Liquids include:

  • all drinks, including water
  • liquid or semi-liquid foods, for example soup, jam, honey and syrups
  • cosmetics and toiletries, including creams, lotions, oils, perfumes, mascara and lip gloss
  • sprays, including shaving foam, hairspray and spray deodorants
  • pastes, including toothpaste
  • gels, including hair and shower gel
  • contact lens solution
  • any other solutions and items of similar consistency

If you do take liquids in your hand luggage:

  • containers must hold no more than 100ml
  • containers must be in a single, transparent, resealable plastic bag, which holds no more than a litre and measures approximately 20cm x 20cm
  • contents must fit comfortably inside the bag so it can be sealed
  • the bag must not be knotted or tied at the top
  • you’re limited to 1 plastic bag per person
  • you must show the bag at the airport security point

Liquids in containers larger than 100ml generally cannot go through security even if the container is only part full. There are some exemptions.

You can take liquid containers larger than 100ml through security if they:

  • are for essential medical purposes
  • are for special dietary requirements
  • contain baby food or baby milk

You can also take liquids bought at an airport or on a plane (such as duty free) through security if:

  • the items are sealed inside a security bag when you buy them
  • the receipt for the items is sealed in the security bag and visible

You must not open the security bag until you reach your final destination. Airport staff may need to open the items to screen the liquid at the security point.

Liquid restrictions outside the EU

Countries outside the EU might have different rules on carrying liquids as a transit or transfer passenger. You should check these rules with the relevant airlines and airports before travelling.

You can only carry 1 lighter on board. You should put it inside a resealable plastic bag (like the ones used for liquids), which you must keep on you throughout the flight. You cannot:

  • put it in your hold luggage
  • put it in your hand luggage after screening

Food and powders

Food items and powders in your hand luggage can obstruct images on x-ray machines. Your bags may need to be checked again manually by security. You can put these items in your hold luggage to minimise delays.

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Amex Centurion Lounges: What to Know About Each Location, and How to Access Them

Here’s everything you need to know about the American Express Centurion Lounges.

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Let’s face it: Air travel is stressful. Whether it’s waiting in lengthy security lines, pouring your beauty products into countless 100ml bottles, or just being crammed in a metal tube for hours with a horde of complete strangers, there’s no shortage of annoyances to endure during a typical trip. Yet for frequent travelers, one serious silver lining exists thanks to the oh-so-glamorous Centurion Lounge.

With more than 20 locations scattered across the globe, these stately spaces are one of many travel perks enjoyed by select tiers of American Express customers, acting as an added bonus to a $200 hotel credit for Platinum Card holders and a Membership Rewards point system that can be used with hotel, flight, and vacation package bookings. As you touch down at your next major airport for a long layover, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for a Centurion Lounge, one of the most glamorous hubs for killing time between flights.

There are just six credit cards that grant access to Centurion Lounges. The American Express Platinum Card, Business Platinum Card, Corporate Platinum Card, and the prestigious Centurion card all provide free entry to all Centurion Lounges, while travelers holding a Delta SkyMiles Reserve or Delta SkyMiles Reserve Business credit card can enter free of charge as well — though holders of the latter two must be flying on a Delta flight, while owners of the first four cards can be flying with any airline.

Also note that each visitor must have a same-day boarding pass to enter the lounge, so visitors that have just landed at an airport are unable to access its Centurion Lounge, and unlike many other airport lounges, official Centurion Lounges do not allow travelers to purchase access at the door.

Related: The Best Credit Cards for Airport Lounge Access

Once you’ve gained access, there’s a wealth of plush amenities at your fingertips. Not content with offering a generic buffet spread, many of the lounges work closely with chefs to craft a carefully curated food menu that showcases local flavors and ingredients — and when it comes to drinks, each lounge is equipped with a wealth of high-end beers, wines, and spirits for guests to sip on.

Beyond drinking and dining, many of the spaces also offer location-specific flourishes that set them apart from each other. While certain lounges contain dedicated shower suites, spa treatments, and even speakeasies, each one across the United States has been specially designed to reflect the rich culture of its home city, with art installations and decorations installed to infuse the space with a hearty dose of local charm.

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The bulk of the planet’s Centurion Lounges are scattered across the continental United States, but the venues aren’t confined to just the Lower 48. From Brazil’s largest city to the south coast of Australia, travelers can access the lounges in nine separate nations, each one offering its own amenities for guests to enjoy.

Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport — Atlanta, Georgia

ATL's Centurion lounge , which just opened in February, is the brand's largest location at nearly 26,000 square feet. Located near Gate E11 in Atlanta’s international concourse, the lounge has two patios, a whiskey bar, and tasty cuisine from local chef Deborah VanTrece.

Charlotte Douglas International Airport — Charlotte, North Carolina

Frequent American Airlines travelers are all too familiar with the sprawling halls of CLT, and the airport’s Centurion Lounge offers some much-needed respite during a long layover. Sandwiched right between terminals D and E on the mezzanine level, this space is perfect for sampling flavorful Southern cuisine crafted at the behest of Chef Gregory Collier.

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport — Dallas, Texas

The DFW Centurion Lounge offers all sorts of hearty Texas dishes designed by James Beard Award winner Dean Fearing. To snack on flavorful Texas mole, blackberry buckle, and other Lone Star State-inspired grub, just head to Terminal D, Gate 12 where the lounge awaits.

Denver International Airport — Denver, Colorado

Whether you’ve just finished an adventure across the Rockies or are just stopping by for a layover, Denver International’s Centurion Lounge offers a wealth of amenities for you to enjoy right by Gate C46. Amidst the pool tables and craft beer bar, guests can discover a food menu that celebrates the rich flavors of Italy, with each dish designed by the James Beard Award-winning Chef Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson.

George Bush Intercontinental Airport — Houston, Texas

Just a few steps past Gate 12 in Terminal D, the IAH Centurion Lounge is awaiting Amex Platinum holders with open arms. Once you’ve grabbed a cocktail and signed onto the Wi-Fi, you can sample a wide array of dishes curated by James Beard Award winner and Houston native, Chef Justin Yu.

Harry Reid International Airport — Las Vegas, Nevada

After a few days of classic Vegas debauchery, the LAS Centurion Lounge is perfect for a little rest and relaxation before jetting off. Chilaquiles, monkey bread, and vegetable curry are just a few of the dishes on rotation thanks to Chef Kim Canteenwalla, available in the lounge opposite Gate D1.

Los Angeles International Airport — Los Angeles, California

With a menu created by James Beard Award-winning chef Nancy Silverton, LAX’s Centurion Lounge showcases the splendor of Southern California’s spectacular food scene immediately upon arrival — and to sweeten the deal, this Tom Bradley International Terminal space also comes with spa services for some added relaxation.

Miami International Airport — Miami, Florida 

MIA serves as the Lower 48’s gateway to South America, and the airport’s Centurion Lounge is the ideal spot for a little food and drink before jetting off on a long-haul journey. Your stay begins with a trip to Terminal D, Gate 12, where you’ll find the lounge with a spa center and all sorts of fresh dishes designed by James Beard Award winner, Chef Michelle Bernstein.

John F. Kennedy International Airport — New York, New York

Just north of Rockaway Beach, JFK has been serving customers since 1948 — and in the modern era, this sprawling airport is equipped with a world-class Centurion Lounge of its very own. Upon arrival, guests can sample Italian-inspired dishes dreamed up by Chef Ignacio Mattos, then head to one of the lounge’s two bars — or even the polished speakeasy — for a well-earned cocktail.

LaGuardia Airport — New York, New York

Once widely regarded as New York’s worst airport, LaGuardia underwent a major renovation back in 2022 — and it’s even equipped with its own Centurion Lounge to boot. Once you’ve made it past security, you can make your way to the fourth floor of Terminal B to find a food menu by Chef Cedric Vongerichten as well as a roster of specially-made cocktails to sip on.

Philadelphia International Airport — Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

After exploring Independence Hall and eating the best cheesesteak of your life, the PHL Centurion Lounge is eagerly awaiting your visit for one last meal in the City of Brotherly Love. To snack on dazzling dishes crafted by the James Beard Award-winning chef Mike Solomonov, all you need to do is head a few steps past Terminal A’s Gate 14.

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport — Phoenix, Arizona

On a particularly sweltering Arizona afternoon, visitors to PHX can find refreshing beverages and AC on full blast just past Terminal 4, Gate B22. The lounge offers flavorful Mexican cuisine crafted by Chef Doug Robson, with options like eggs and chorizo during morning hours and pollo asado during lunch and dinner.

San Francisco International Airport — San Francisco, California

San Francisco has been a haven for artistic expression since the mid-1900s, and the SFO Centurion Lounge is perfect for a quick glimpse into the city’s legacy before jetting off from the West Coast. Once you’ve arrived at Terminal 3, Gate F1, there’s a wealth of Napa and Sonoma wines alongside California fare by Chef Ravi Kapur all available for your enjoyment.

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport — Seattle, Washington 

In addition to the corporate offices of Boeing, Amazon, and Starbucks, Seattle also hosts its very own Centurion Lounge at Sea-Tac . Perched on the mezzanine of the Central Terminal, the venue serves up dishes infused with a hearty dose of “Seattle Soul,” each one curated by local chef, Kristi Brown.

Ministro Pistarini International Airport — Buenos Aires, Argentina

Can’t get enough of Argentina’s world-class wine scene? The EZE Centurion Lounge has got you covered. In order to sip on high-end malbec, cabernet sauvignon, and chardonnay to your heart’s content (and snack on ample dining options), head up the stairs by Terminal B’s Gate 15 to access the lounge.

Indira Gandhi International Airport — Delhi, India

While the Indian capital of New Delhi is packed full of centuries-old landmarks, the DEL Centurion Lounge is loaded with modern amenities for guests to take full advantage of in between flights. To access the space and all of its free-flowing Indian fare and gorgeous runway views, just make your way to Terminal 3 between Gates 27 and 28.

Hong Kong International Airport — Hong Kong

Hong Kong is renowned for its incredibly flavorful cuisine, and the HKG Centurion Lounge doesn’t disappoint. To get your fix of local dim sum served alongside cocktails crafted at the behest of Jim Meehan from acclaimed bar PDT, head up to Level 7 at the escalator by Gate 60 to enter the space.

Heathrow Airport — London, United Kingdom

A world-class city like London deserves world-class airport amenities, and fortunately, the city’s own LHR welcomed its first Centurion Lounge in 2023. Located past security on Level 2 in Terminal 3, it’s got all your typical Centurion charm with an added English flair, plus a Middle Eastern-inspired dining menu by Chef Assaf Granit and a dedicated tea cart.

Melbourne Airport — Melbourne, Australia 

With roughly five million people living across the metro area, Melbourne serves as one of southern Australia’s largest urban centers — and for travelers transiting through MEL, there’s even a Centurion Lounge to make use of. To dine at the on-site buffet and enjoy a few drinks, head to Terminal 2 and take the elevator just past Gate 7.

Mexico City International Airport — Mexico City, Mexico 

Amex cardholders can discover a wealth of high-end amenities during a visit to the MEX Centurion Lounge, with three separate locations to choose from during a visit. Two venues for Centurion Card holders are located before security and between Gates 17 and 18 in Terminal 1, while Terminal 2’s mezzanine is equipped with a lounge that’s open to lower-tier cardholders as well.

Monterrey International Airport — Monterrey, Mexico

Perched at the foothills of Mexico’s Sierra Madre Oriental, Monterrey provides visitors with ample hiking opportunities, incredible restaurants, and two Centurion Lounges found within MTY. Each one lies just beyond Gate 4 of terminals A and B, and both are packed with ample drinking and dining options paired with work stations and speedy Wi-Fi.

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport — Mumbai, India

Given its status as the most populous city in India, it’s a no-brainer that Mumbai comes equipped with its own Centurion Lounge. During your time in BOM, you can swing by Terminal 2 to access the lounge, with all sorts of incredible Indian fare available.

São Paulo–Guarulhos International Airport — São Paulo, Brazil

Once you’ve experienced the hustle and bustle of downtown São Paulo, the GRU Centurion Lounge is the perfect place to unwind at the end of your trip. After you’ve cleared security, the lounge’s free-flowing drinks and beach-themed sitting area are just a short walk away, by the Terminal 3 “VIP Lounges” sign.

Stockholm Arlanda Airport — Stockholm, Sweden

Sweden’s capital city is home to gorgeous architecture, a thriving arts scene, and its very own Centurion Lounge. Just a few steps past the Uncorked Wine Bar, this polished hall is a top spot for Scandinavian-style drinking and dining before setting off on your next adventure.

Sydney International Airport — Sydney, Australia

SYD is currently the busiest airport in all of Australia, but Amex Platinum cardholders can gain some much-needed reprieve from the crowds during a trip to the on-site Centurion Lounge. To access the space, guests can head to Terminal 1, International Departures by Gates 50-63, where the lounge is well-equipped with fresh food and free-flowing Australian beer.

Glasgow Times

Does the 100ml rule for liquids still apply at Glasgow Airport?

Glasgow Airport is one of the top spots for those looking to travel abroad with millions of passengers jetting off from here each year.

However, travelling by plane can become a stressful task when rules and regulations are not adhered to, spoiling the start of your holiday.

This is why it is important to stay up to date with the rules and make sure what you are carrying through security won't hold you or your fellow passengers up.

Why are there restrictions on liquids at UK airports?

The current liquid rules were implemented in 2006 to prevent those with hostile intent from carrying explosive liquids onto planes.

This rule is set to change by 2024 with the installation of new technology in airports throughout the country.

Edinburgh Airport is one of those installing the new scanners, with the location set to implement the new rules in June 2024.

Does the 100ml liquid rule still apply at Glasgow Airport?

The restrictions on liquids in hand luggage still apply at Glasgow Airport with these needing to be stored in 100ml or less containers to be allowed on flights.

According to Glasgow Airport , liquids in larger containers will not be allowed through security.

Those with larger containers will need to pack these in their hold luggage.

The only exemptions on hand luggage liquids at Glasgow Airport apply to baby food/milk (this may be checked by security), liquid medicines (evidence in the form of a GP note may be required) and airport purchases.

Do toothpaste, lipstick and mascara count as liquids at Glasgow Airport?

According to the Post Office website, "liquids" include drinks, partially or fully liquid food like honey, and toiletries like make-up, perfume, creams, lotions, gels, mascara, lip gloss/stick and toothpaste.

Sprays, aerosols, gels and contact lenses also count as liquids.

Find out more ahead of your Glasgow Airport flight by visiting its website.

What are the hand luggage rules for liquids at Glasgow Airport as Edinburgh Airport implements changes. (Image: Getty)

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Vaping has become increasingly popular in recent years as an alternative to smoking traditional cigarettes. However, when it comes to traveling with a vape, many people are unsure of the rules and regulations surrounding airport security. So, can you get past airport security with a vape?

The answer to this question depends on several factors. While it is generally allowed to bring a vape device and e-liquids in your carry-on luggage, there are certain restrictions and guidelines that you need to follow. It’s essential to familiarize yourself with the specific rules of the airports you’ll be departing from and arriving at, as well as the airline you’ll be flying with.

FAQs about Traveling with a Vape

1. Can I bring my vape on a plane? Yes, you can bring your vape on a plane, but there are restrictions. Vapes and vape accessories should always be in your carry-on luggage and never in your checked baggage. 2. Do I need to separate my vape components? It is recommended to disassemble your vape device, remove the batteries, and store them in a secure and separate container, like a battery case. This helps prevent accidental activation and ensures the safety of your device. 3. How much e-liquid can I bring? The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) permits passengers to carry e-liquids in containers with a capacity of up to 100ml (3.4 ounces) in their carry-on luggage. 4. Can I bring my vape pods? Yes, you can bring your pre-filled vape pods on a plane, but they must comply with the liquid restrictions (100ml or less). 5. Do I need to keep my vape liquids in a clear bag? It is advisable to keep your vape liquids in a clear plastic bag, along with other liquids, to facilitate the security screening process. However, this may not be a strict requirement in all airports. 6. Can I vape in the airplane? No, vaping is strictly prohibited on airplanes. Federal regulations ban the use of e-cigarettes and vaping devices on all domestic and international flights that depart from or arrive in the United States. 7. Will my vape set off the airport security alarm? Vape devices may sometimes trigger the metal detector, especially if they have metal components. However, airport security officers are generally familiar with vape devices and will not consider them a threat. 8. What if my vape is confiscated at the airport? If your vape device is confiscated by airport security, it is unlikely that you will be able to retrieve it. It is essential to follow the rules and guidelines to avoid any inconveniences. 9. Can I charge my vape in the airport? Most airports allow passengers to charge their electronic devices, including vapes, at designated charging stations. However, it is always a good idea to check the airport’s specific policies before assuming. 10. Are there any international restrictions on vaping? Some countries have specific regulations regarding vaping, and it is important to research and adhere to these regulations before traveling.

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Does anyone know if you still can't take liquids through as hand luggage, even less than 100ml, through domodedovo airport?

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Can you take liquids into Russia via DOM airport, I am not really bothered about taking it back out to the UK as we will have plenty of shower gel and toothpaste at home

> Does anyone know if you still can't take liquids through as hand luggage, even less than 100ml, through domodedovo airport?

Yes you can take less than 100ml. The temporary ban is over.

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That's great news

Thanks. The domodedovo website hasn't been updated so it looked like the ban was still in place. That is really helpful.

The ban is still in place untill April 2nd

> The ban is still in place untill April 2nd

Hmm, I have read multiple reports stating that it was definitely over in SVO. Is DME living by its own regulations now?

> Hmm, I have read multiple reports stating that it was definitely over in SVO. Is DME living by its own regulations now?

DME don't but it seems SVO does - they canceled the ban on March 27th. The government is officially lifting the ban on April 2nd.

Bizarre: Aeroflot from the very start announced on its web site that the ban was in force from 11 Jan through 21 Mar (now this info is removed from the site but the discussion below quotes it) and they lifted the ban on 22 Mar exactly as announced:


Thanks for pointing out that the ban is still in force in DME.

I travel after the ban is officially lifted so thanks for the update.

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Facial Recognition: Coming Soon to an Airport Near You

Biometric technology is expanding at airports across the United States — and the world — and transforming the way we move through them, from checking a bag to boarding the plane.

An illustration shows a man looking straight into a large window at an airport, identified by a control tower and the tail of a jet, with various charts and electronic measurements projected around him.

By Christine Chung

For this story, I spoke with executives at airlines, government agencies, and companies specializing in biometric technology. I also visited Alaska Airlines’ headquarters in Seattle, and tested out Delta’s Digital ID at John F. Kennedy and La Guardia airports in New York.

On a recent Thursday morning in Queens, travelers streamed through the exterior doors of La Guardia Airport’s Terminal C. Some were bleary-eyed — most hefted briefcases — as they checked bags and made their way to the security screening lines.

It was business as usual, until some approached a line that was almost empty. One by one, they walked to a kiosk with an iPad affixed to it and had their photos taken, as a security officer stood by. Within seconds, each passenger’s image was matched to a photo from a government database, and the traveler was ushered past security into the deeper maze of the airport. No physical ID or boarding pass required.

Some travelers, despite previously opting into the program, still proffered identification, only for the officer to wave it away.

This passenger screening using facial recognition software and made available to select travelers at La Guardia by Delta Air Lines and the Transportation Security Administration, is just one example of how biometric technology, which uses an individual’s unique physical identifiers, like their face or their fingerprints, promises to transform the way we fly.

This year could be the “tipping point” for widespread biometrics use in air travel, said Henry Harteveldt, a travel industry analyst for Atmosphere Research . Time-consuming airport rituals like security screening, leaving your luggage at bag drop and even boarding a plane may soon only require your face, “helping to reduce waiting times and stress for travelers,” Mr. Harteveldt said.

In the United States, major airlines have increasingly invested in facial recognition technology as have government agencies in charge of aviation security. Overseas, a growing number of international airports are installing biometrics-enabled electronic gates and self-service kiosks at immigration and customs.

The technology’s adoption could mean enhanced security and faster processing for passengers, experts say. But it also raises concerns over privacy and ethics.

Dr. Morgan Klaus Scheuerman, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Colorado who studies the ethics of artificial intelligence and digital identity, said many questions have emerged about the use of biometrics at airports: How are the systems being trained and evaluated? Would opting out be considered a red flag? What if your documents don’t match your current appearance?

“I’m sure many people feel powerless to stop the trajectory,” Dr. Scheuerman said.

In the United States, bullish about the technology

The T.S.A., with more than 50,000 officers at nearly 430 airports in the United States, is the main federal agency ensuring the safety of the hundreds of millions of passengers who fly each year. Travelers who are determined to be “low-risk” can apply for T.S.A.’s PreCheck program, which offers expedited security screening at more than 200 domestic airports. PreCheck, which requires an in-person appointment to show documents and give fingerprints, and biometric verification by Clear, a private screening company, have helped to reduce the wait time for screening, but air travelers still must occasionally stand in long queues to get to their gates.

The T.S.A. has experimented with facial recognition technology since 2019. Screening verification currently offered at Denver and Los Angeles International Airports and some 30 other airports starts when a photo is taken of the traveler. Then facial recognition software is used to match the image to a physical scan of a license or passport. The photo is deleted shortly afterward, according to the agency. This process, which passengers can opt out of, will be available at some 400 more airports in the coming years, the agency said.

Melissa Conley, a T.S.A. executive director overseeing checkpoint technologies, said that biometric technology is better than human agents at matching faces rapidly and accurately.

“People are not good at matching faces. It’s just known,” Ms. Conley said. “Machines don’t get tired.”

The process still requires passengers to show their IDs. But the program being tried by Delta, called Delta Digital ID , changes that.

With Delta Digital ID , PreCheck travelers can use their faces in lieu of boarding passes and ID at both bag drop and security at La Guardia and four other airports, including John F. Kennedy International Airport and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport .

Facial recognition shaves more than a minute off bag drop, to roughly 30 seconds, and reduces the security interaction from 25 seconds to about 10 seconds, said Greg Forbes, Delta’s managing director of airport experience. While a “simple change,” the time savings add up, making the line noticeably faster, Mr. Forbes added.

“Anywhere that there’s PreCheck, I think, could benefit from Digital ID,” Mr. Forbes said.

Other airlines have begun similar experiments for PreCheck travelers: Those flying on American Airlines can use their faces to get through PreCheck screening at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and also to enter the airline’s lounge at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. United Airlines allows PreCheck travelers to use their faces at bag drop counters at Chicago O’Hare International Airport; the airline is scheduled to bring this program to Los Angeles International Airport in March.

And Alaska Airlines plans to spend $2.5 billion over the next three years in upgrades, including new bag drop machines, in Seattle, Portland, Ore., San Francisco, Los Angeles and Anchorage. A machine will scan the traveler’s ID, match it to a photo, and then scan the printed bag tags. The new system, designed to move guests through the bag tagging and dropping process in less than five minutes (compared to around eight minutes now), will be in Portland in May.

Charu Jain, the airline’s senior vice president of innovation and merchandising, said that it felt like the right moment for Alaska because of improved technology and increasing passenger familiarity with facial recognition.

At the borders

The fastest growing use of facial recognition software at U.S. airports so far has been in security measures for entering and exiting the United States.

The growth stems from a 2001 congressional mandate , in the wake of 9/11, requiring the implementation of a system that would allow all travelers arriving and departing the United States to be identified using biometric technology.

Overseen by the Customs and Border Protection agency, the biometric system for those entering the United States is in place, and scanned 113 million entries at airports last year. For those leaving the country, the system is available at 49 airports, with the C.B.P. aiming to cover all airports with international departures by 2026.

Biometric entry is mandatory for foreign nationals. But biometric exit is currently optional for these travelers, while C.B.P. is making the system fully operational. At any border, the biometric process is optional for U.S. citizens, who can instead request a manual ID check.

Diane Sabatino, acting executive assistant commissioner for field operations at C.B.P., said that the system aims to improve security, but she acknowledged rising privacy concerns. Images of American citizens taken during the process are deleted within 12 hours, she said, but photos of foreign nationals are stored for up to 75 years .

“We are not scanning the crowd looking for people,” she said. “It’s certainly a privacy issue. We are never going to ask them to sacrifice privacy for convenience.”

Miami International Airport, the second busiest airport in the United States for international passengers last year, has one of the “largest deployments” of biometrics in the country, airport executives say. In a partnership with SITA , a global information technology provider for the air transport industry, the airport has installed the technology for departing passengers at 74 out of 134 gates and plans to cover the remaining gates by the end of this year, said Maurice Jenkins, chief innovation officer at Miami-Dade Aviation Department.

The contract with SITA costs $9 million, but Mr. Jenkins said that the new technology was increasing efficiency in the rest of the airport’s operations, such as fewer gate agents checking documents.

Document-free travel overseas

Experts believe the future of air travel is one where facial recognition will be used throughout the entire airport journey: bag drop, boarding, even entering lounges and purchasing items at retail stores within the airport. It may be so streamlined that security checkpoints could be eliminated, replaced instead by security “tunnels” that passengers walk through and have their identity confirmed simultaneously.

“This is the future,” said Dr. Sheldon Jacobson, a computer science professor at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign who researches aviation security.

According to a recent report by SITA , in which 292 airlines and 382 airports around the world were surveyed, 70 percent of global airlines are expected to use some sort of biometric identification by 2026 and 90 percent of airports are currently investing in the technology.

More comprehensive experimentation has already landed at some airports abroad. Later this year, Singapore’s Changi Airport intends to go passport-free for departures ; all passengers, regardless of nationality, will be able use this system. At Frankfurt Airport in Germany, passengers can now use their face s from the time they check-in to boarding. The airport is installing biometric technology throughout its two terminals and making it available to all airlines.

In China, 74 airports — 86 percent of the country’s international airports — have biometric technology in place, according to a report released last month by the global market research company Euromonitor and the U.S. Travel Association . At Beijing Capital International Airport , the country’s busiest airport, travelers can use facial recognition throughout their entire journey, even to pay for items at duty-free shops.

But in the United States, according to the report, only about 36 percent of international airports have some biometric capabilities.

There are several reasons for the country’s lagging adoption, said Kevin McAleenan, the former acting secretary for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and currently chief executive of Pangiam, a travel technology company. Simply, the United States has many airports and the immigration exit process here is different from other places.

At many airports overseas, the government controls immigration for departing travelers, allowing these airports to have a government-established biometric system.

In the United States, airlines, using C.B.P. passenger data , confirm the identities of travelers leaving the country.

Concerns over government surveillance

Biometrics use has already seeped into daily life. People unlock their phones with their faces. Shoppers can pay for groceries with their palms at Whole Foods .

But critics believe that the technology’s convenience fails to outweigh a high potential for abuse — from unfettered surveillance to unintended effects like perpetuating racial and gender discrimination.

Cody Venzke, senior policy counsel on privacy and technology at the American Civil Liberties Union, said the government had not yet shown a demonstrated need for facial recognition technology at airports and worried about a “nuclear scenario.”

“Facial recognition technology,” he said, could be “the foundation for a really robust and widespread government surveillance and tracking network.”

“That technology might be able to be used to track you automatically and surreptitiously, from place to place, as you go about your day, and create a really detailed mosaic about everything about your life,” Mr. Venzke said.

The A.C.L.U. supports a congressional bill, introduced last November, called the Traveler Privacy Protection Act . Listing concerns over security and racial discrimination , the bill would halt the T.S.A.’s ongoing facial recognition program, and require congressional authorization for the agency to resume it.

Ms. Conley, of the T.S.A., said that a stop in the agency’s biometrics efforts would “take us back years.”

For some travelers, facial recognition has already become a reliable tool. At J.F.K. on a recent afternoon, Brad Mossholder, 45, used Delta’s Digital ID line to breeze through the security screening at Terminal 4 and bypass a dozen travelers in the adjacent PreCheck lane.

He was flying from his home in New York to San Diego for his job in corporate retail, and as a frequent business traveler, has used facial recognition several times. The process is faster and easier overall, Mr. Mossholder said, and he wasn’t worried about privacy.

“Honestly, my photo is on LinkedIn, it’s on a million social media sites,” he said. “If you really wanted to see a picture of me, you could.”

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