New Aviation Security Measures for Carry-on’s – i.e. no liquids

This currently only applies to international flights (or flights through the international terminal, via an international aircraft). They are in effect from 31 March 2007.

  • Each container of liquids, aerosols or gels in carry-on cannot exceed 100ml.
  • All containers must be sealed, in a transparent one-litre plastic bag (sandwich ziplock style or larger, from the picture).
  • You are only allowed one plastic bag.
  • Prescription medicines, baby products, and required non-prescription medication is permitted, but proof of need may be required.

They mention that once you hit a screening point, you’ll have to surrender even duty free. Of course, you can purchase it after the screening point (be weary if visiting the US, Canada, Europe), and if you’re bringing it in from overseas they have some guidelines on how it needs to be sealed. Beware if you’re a transit passenger.

They can also now randomly frisk you, if required. This is in addition to screening you for explosives.

Pack your liquids into check-in luggage if you must. Read the FAQ for more information.

7 Comments so far

  1. Henry (unregistered) on March 29th, 2007 @ 10:32 pm

    This has nothing to do with the bans… just wondering when u guys are going to change the clock back… daylight savings is already over!! ^^


  2. Neil (unregistered) on March 29th, 2007 @ 11:10 pm

    Henry, Clock went back on Sunday.


  3. Henry (unregistered) on March 30th, 2007 @ 12:15 am

    Was acutally talking about the this metroblog… its still an hour ahead. compare ur time post with your clock, its different.


  4. Darren (unregistered) on March 30th, 2007 @ 3:43 am

    My gosh, Henry has a point.

    This has something to do with the bans:
    For someone (ie., me) who carries-on a wash-pouch full of toothpaste, face wash, etc etc, this is really, really sad.

    I think that’s “100ml”, by the way…


  5. colin (unregistered) on March 30th, 2007 @ 8:42 am

    Oops, you’re right. fixed to 100ml :-) (not mm)


  6. Henry (unregistered) on March 30th, 2007 @ 8:04 pm

    lol Darren…

    Just wondering why you guys have yet checked the time (that is above the search box) on this website?

    Its an hour forward… as i post this post its 7:04pm, not 8:04pm as it would say…


  7. Neil (unregistered) on April 1st, 2007 @ 12:10 pm

    Yeah, it’s apparently a big technical issue to change times especially as we have over 50 cities around the world. It will be fixed soon.



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