Unbanning the bottle
The European Union is taking the first step towards undoing the ban on carry-on liquids on airplanes. Beginning January 31, if you transfer at an EU airport from a flight outside the union, you’ll be able to carry on bottles so long as they’re in sealed duty-free bags. It’s what the EU is calling a “small first step” in their plan to get rid of bans on liquid carry-on items entirely by 2016. For now, the US has no plans to follow suit. In Canada all liquids over 100 millilitres are banned, with the exception of duty-free bottles bought at an EU airport for passengers transferring to another destination within Canada. The EU is also expected to announce relaxed restrictions on cell phones and mobile devices in the coming months. [TL]
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