No liquid please

@youless (94715)
Guangzhou, China
July 14, 2012 10:52am CST
Today when we had the security before getting on board, the staff asked me to take out a bottle of drink. I did not know the security was so serious today. I just brought a plastic bottle of an energy drink and it was even sealed and not open yet. But no liquid allowed to enter. So finally I drank all of it.
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@lampar (7597)
• United States
14 Jul 12
That's right, there is a lot of hassle from the air plane operators on the traveller nowadays because of air space terrorism after the 9/11 attack. I think by banning travellers bring along their own soft drinks and food, the industry can sell more of their own food and drinks inside the airplane especially the international flights. Since the travellers are not allowed to drink from their own bottle and lunch boxes, they are required to pay extra dollars for the drink/food on board provided by the airlines. It does make good business sense for the airline in the name of terrorism, to charge travellers more for this and that due to security reasons.
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@youless (94715)
• Guangzhou, China
20 Jul 12
This is why I don't like that.
@lampar (7597)
• United States
6 Aug 12
Thank! Your pencil award is greatly appreciated , have a nice day!
• United States
14 Jul 12
I also thought that some of the security measures at airports these days are silly, such as having to remove your shoes, until I learned why many of them were implemented. There was someone that actually built a bomb into the sole of his shoe, and it was undetectable by a metal detector or by just looking at the shoe. They now have other means to inspect the shoes and detect bombs. There are similar cases of people adding liquid to bottles with pinholes, although how they drain and add the liquids through such a small hole I have no idea, and that is why they have these restrictions.
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@youless (94715)
• Guangzhou, China
20 Jul 12
I saw a passenger was not allowed to bring her USB driver as it designed as a knife
@airasheila (5458)
• Philippines
14 Jul 12
hi there youless, when i was still a frequent traveler, i am not really carrying a liquid inside my hand carry baggage as the flight attendant will surely ask me to dispose it. and there are times, i can't afford to throw it just like that since i value much every penny that i spent. so in this regard, i rather not to buy and carry along a liquid with me.
@youless (94715)
• Guangzhou, China
20 Jul 12
I also don't like the waste and this is why I drank my water instead
@ram_cv (16516)
• India
14 Jul 12
So you must have had a burst of energy before the flight. :) But seriously, the airport security norms these days can really be crazy and trying on travelers. I had brought some liquids from the duty free airport in Frankfurt. Even though it was brought at the Frankfurt airport, they made me take it out and put it separately before they allowed me to take it. Cheers! Ram
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@youless (94715)
• Guangzhou, China
20 Jul 12
So I drank my water so that I could leave
@Hatley (164450)
• Garden Grove, California
14 Jul 12
hi youless wonder why banning liquids? I know the counter terrorism stuff but a bottle of soft drink is not a weapon so why make you drink it? i agree they have to have tight secrurity but they get a bit silly with it.I guess 9/11 changed the security to ridiculous heights, so sad.
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• United States
14 Jul 12
There are all sorts of liquids that a person can put into a container, and some people are even resourceful enough to make it look like the container has never been opened, so it is the theory of "better safe than sorry" rather than really being "silly", in my opinion. Most of these measures were put into placed based on things that people have actually done ... or at least tried to do ... so there is a reason for not allowing them, even if 99% of them are harmless.
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@youless (94715)
• Guangzhou, China
20 Jul 12
Perhaps the liquids can contain something dangerous, such as the oil?
@maximax8 (28925)
• United Kingdom
14 Jul 12
I am an experienced traveler and I know no liquids are allowed pass security. I sometimes pack a two liter bottle of mineral water in my backpack that I check in. In my hand luggage I had some baby's bottles. They made me do a taste test and that was horrible. Sometimes I bring an empty five hundred mil liters bottle to go through security then I refill it from a drinking fountain. If not I buy water bottles at the shop the other side of security but it is pricey.
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@youless (94715)
• Guangzhou, China
20 Jul 12
This is a good idea and I learned it from you.
@GardenGerty (105287)
• United States
14 Jul 12
This was for an airplane flight, right? This kind of security has been big in the news here. It is kind of frustrating, isn't it.
@youless (94715)
• Guangzhou, China
20 Jul 12
Yes, it is for the airplane flight check.
@stanley777 (7178)
• Philippines
18 Jul 12
This had been the policy after the 9/11 incident in New York. Airport security personnel are stricter this days and had not allowed any thing which they thought could trigger an explosion or an incident while inside the plane. And anything that is in liquid form is not allowed to be hand carried by passengers.
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@youless (94715)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Jul 12
Hard to believe this rule is the same here.
• Philippines
21 Jul 12
Yeah, I guess it's the same in all airports in every country. The policy is more stricter today because of the threat from terrorists.
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@jenyenh (205)
• Maldives
17 Jul 12
thats anywhere these days, some airports are more strict that the others. For some if your bottle is sealed they let you take it, for others you really cant. I had an experience flying out of Sydney airport. I bought some sun lotion and aftersun lotion at Singapore duty free en route to Australia and they were all sealed with a duty free plastic. While it was easy to take the item in Sydney it was difficult to take it out. When I was flying out of Sydney to my next destination which was Fiji, the person at the airport did not allow my cream and sun lotions to be hand carried despite that it was still with its original duty free seal, because it was over 150ml. So, i had to buy some lotion containers up at the pharmacy and poured the liquid into it and they allowed me to carry it. I was furious but cant do anything about it.
@youless (94715)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Jul 12
And it seems that the batteries are not allowed to bring in your bag.
@jenyenh (205)
• Maldives
21 Jul 12
really? this is new information for me. I havent had an experience with battery though. Most of my experiences were liquids, scissors, umbrellas and my dive knife! :) thank you..ill add the batteries to my list!
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@Torunn (2810)
• Norway
6 Aug 12
Aha, so you are one of the ones in front me in the queue, making it go very slowly? :-) The trick is to bring an empty bottle and then fill it with water somewhere in the "secure" area. Or bring a lot of small bottles in a plastic bag, I haven't tested that yet, but if you follow the rules, you could bring up to 10 100 ml bottles, as long as you can make them fit in the right plastic bag. I've thought about it some times, that I could buy some of the small bottles you get for bringing shampoo etc.
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@youless (94715)
• Guangzhou, China
7 Aug 12
Bring an empty plastic bottle is OK. No liquid inside, even if it is water.
@doroffee (4230)
• Hungary
15 Jul 12
My motto: rather be safe then sorry. There are lots of liquids terrorist can use for hijacking planes, poisoning people etc. You can put everything into any kind of container. But if you need to bring liquid in the hand baggage, you can do it in ziploc baggies with uniform little bottles... I think there are loads of net sites explaining this better than I would :D.
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@youless (94715)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Jul 12
You are right.
• Philippines
15 Jul 12
The same thing had happened to my mom too. We were about to depart Hong Kong when the airport staff took my mom's bottled water from her bag. We just laughed at her because we had told her before that she couldn't put liquid in her bag but she didn't listen.
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@youless (94715)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Jul 12
Perhaps we all thought that the check would not be so serious.
@williamjisir (22903)
• China
15 Jul 12
I have taken a few times of flight back home from Shanghai. Each time when I got on board, I was asked not to bring any liquid drink with me. As a result, I did the same thing as you do, i.e, drink all of it. The reason why we are so asked, I guess, is for the sake of security while in a plane in case something dangerous happens. Enjoy your summer trip, youless.
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@youless (94715)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Jul 12
We did have a happy trip in Sanya, Hainan. It is a nice place.
@ryanong (9694)
• Vietnam
15 Jul 12
ya, we can't bring liquid over 100 ml when we go to the airplane..it is a rule...
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@youless (94715)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Jul 12
I learned from it.
• Canada
15 Jul 12
I know!!!! Since 9/11 things have gotten nutty nutty nutty allover the world. When I left Arizona, I couldn't take a sandwich, or a bottle of water on board the plain, UNLESS I bought it in their shop after customs. Their food sucked, compared to what I culd have had. Not only is it over-doing security, it's a RACKET!! Since you have to buy theirs, they think they are free to over-chage. After drinking the whole bottle ofenergy drink, I bet you were flying high, even without the plane!! I bet you were jumping up and down in your seat the whole time. LOL
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@youless (94715)
• Guangzhou, China
20 Jul 12
Hard to believe the sandwich is also not allowed!