The EU Loves the Liquids Ban So Much, They're Keeping It for Two More Years
If you thought for a moment that the killing of terrorist Osama bin Laden maybe would mean you'd be able to bring your toothpaste/shampoo/jar of souvenir maple syrup back onboard airplanes with you, then think again. There's news that not only is the liquids ban not going anywhere anytime soon in the United States, but the European Union and the United Kingdom, who've been seriously playing with the idea of ditching the ban at Europe airports, has just reneged on all that talk. The ban on carrying on liquids in bottles over 3oz/100ml remains.
It was at this time last year that the EU and UK first officially began complaining about it and voicing their desires to get rid the ban. They hoped, this year, to allow passengers flying from non-EU nations to an EU state, or who are in transit, to carry duty-free goods containing liquids. That would at least be a partial lowering of the ban, but alas it stands.
The new date for Europe being cool with your stashing bottles of French wine in your backpack is now April 2013. By thenassuming all goes according to plan which it probably won'tsecurity technology will be better and machines will be able to decide what's bomb-making material and what's fancy mustard made in Dusseldorf. The one thing everyone agrees on is that when the ban does lift, all Euro countries have to be united on the issue. We're looking at you, Italy.