Long Queues at Birmingham City Airport Spark Frustration Amid Liquid Restrictions Reintroductions

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Long Queues at Birmingham City Airport Spark Frustration Amid Liquid Restrictions Reintroductions

Chaos unfolded at Birmingham City Airport as long lines formed following the Department for Transport’s (DfT) announcement that all airports in the UK would temporarily reintroduce restrictions on carrying liquids over 100ml. The change took effect from midnight on Sunday.

Long Queues At Birmingham City Airport Spark Frustration Amid Liquid Restrictions Reintroductions

Social Media Footage Reveals Frustration

Videos circulating on social media depict passengers queuing in tents and car parks, desperately trying to navigate security checkpoints. Wes and Pete, flying out of the airport, shared their experience: “Just joined the Birmingham Airport security queue. It’s 5.18am – let’s see how quickly we get through. Don’t have fast track. I’ll do the job that the @bhx_official comms team don’t. Awful for anybody elderly, with a disability, kids, or if it was raining.”

Other Airports Follow Suit

In addition to Birmingham, all other airports have also reintroduced security checks

Airports had previously abandoned the 100ml liquid rule due to the implementation of Next Generation Security Checkpoints (NGSC), which employ high-tech CT scanners to create 3D images of bag contents.

Origins of the 100ml Liquid Rule

The 100ml liquid rule was initially introduced in 2006 after a foiled terror plot involving homemade liquid bombs on flights from London to the US.

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