‘London’s fastest airport security’: Travel expert tests ‘fancy’ new scanners at city airport that don’t require passengers to remove laptops and liquids from bags
please leave everything inside your bag.
That’s the message for passengers at London City Airport security, because new scanners have been installed that don’t require them to remove laptops and liquids from their bags. And what’s more, there is no longer a limit of 100 ml of liquids: now it is two liters.
As a result, City Airport claims that it now has the fastest airport security in London.
Travel expert Nicky Kelvin recently put that claim to the test. In a TikTok video, he can be seen placing his belongings on a tray and going through security, with the entire experience taking a quick two minutes and 40 seconds.
What is your verdict? He tells MailOnline Travel: ‘The new scanners provide a great new system for getting through airport security quickly. Without the requirement to remove liquids or electronics from the bags and then have to repackage once the bags have gone through the scanner, it makes the whole process that much better.”
At London City Airport, new scanners have been installed that do not require passengers to remove their laptops and liquids from their bags. Travel expert Nicky Kelvin tried out the ‘fancy’ new scanners in a recent TikTok video
Delving into the benefits that come with the new scanners, Nicky, who is Managing Editor at The Points Guy UK, continues: “Reducing the 100ml limit on liquids also means passengers are no longer stuck or having to check the liquid size. that could be right on the doorstep.
“In addition, by producing much more detailed images, these scanners help reduce the number of bags that need to be set aside for additional screening.”
Unfortunately, other airports still have a long way to go, Nicky reveals.
He says: “The big downside currently is that London City is one of the few airports in the UK to offer these new scanners, so you’ll still need to do your research for your return flight to make sure you’re compliant at that time.” . another airport.
Nicky tells MailOnline Travel: ‘The new scanners provide a great new system for getting through airport security quickly’
“Some airports are already fully functional, such as Teesside, while airports such as London Heathrow are in a trial phase where you will only find the new scanners in certain terminals and for certain passengers. The real benefit will come when there is consistency across all airports so passengers know exactly what to expect.”
The new CT machines use X-ray technology to take a high-resolution 3D image of luggage, allowing screeners to view it from all angles and get a more detailed view of the contents. Older security scanners only produce a 2D image.
London City Airport was the second UK airport to remove the 100ml liquid rule, after Teesside, which has only a handful of flights a day, introduced the new scanners in March. The government requires all major UK airports to use the technology by June 2024.
Similar technology already exists in the US and at airports such as Amsterdam’s Schiphol.
City Airport (above) claims it now has the fastest airport security in London