Will we soon be able to travel with containers larger than 100ml in our hand luggage on planes?

Currently, if you want to travel by plane with liquids, gels or aerosols in the cabin, they must be in containers of 100 ml maximum, which is often a source of frustration for travelers. Good news, this could change very soon.

London airports have just abandoned this rule thanks to new scanners with 3D images that allow you to see the contents of luggage, reports the daily The Guardian. The technology also works for electronic devices that travelers no longer need to take out of their bags, which will undoubtedly save a lot of time.

“To date, Australia and the Netherlands have already abolished the 100ml rule. In the UK, the government has set June 2024 as the deadline for installing new equipment at major airports across the country,” reports The Guardian.

And what about Canada? The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) replied to La Presse by email that it has tested new technology (CT scanners) that could allow passengers to store liquids and large electronic devices. in their carry-on baggage. “Procuring this equipment in Canada requires a tender process which we plan to implement soon. Given the number of airports in Canada, the adoption of this technology will have to be done gradually,” says CATSA.

Many airports around the world are testing these 3D scanners. This is currently the case for Paris airport, Orly 3. “It is still too early to know if the state authorities will validate them and if this implies the abandonment of the 100 ml rule”, we told replied the communications department of the ADP group (Airports of Paris).