Everyone understands the struggle of trying to squeeze 100ml bottles into a liquids bag at the airport when travelling with hand luggage.
This may be set to change as the government may be set to roll out hi-tech 3D scanners.
Some airports across the UK already feature these 3D scanners, where passengers do not have to remove liquids or electronics such as laptops from their luggage.
Similar to CT scanners in hospitals, it is being reported that the government could roll this out in the next two years a source has told the BBC.
The new technology, which has been trialled at London’s Heathrow airport since 2017, enables staff to zoom in on a bag’s contents and rotate the images for inspection.
Heathrow’s chief executive, John Holland-Kaye, told the Times:
“We are slowly rolling them out.
“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 [Department for Transport]. By then the normal passenger experience will be that liquids stay in bags.”