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Thursday, September 21, 2006

UK carry-on restrictions eased a little

As reported on Flyer Talk the UK carry-on restrictions have been eased a little. Instead of only allowing a ridiculously tiny 45cm x 35cm x 16cm, from this Friday you can take up to 56cm x 45cm x 25cm. Yay. This change is in the nick of time for me personally.

However it isn't all good news. There is still a ban on liquids and gels, unsurprising really until US lifts it's ban. There is still a strict limit on the one bag, no extra bag for first class, business class and elite status passengers. And still no extra personal items (eg laptop) can be carried on.

According to the BBC, musical instruments are an exception to the size and single piece rule. Thus there is hope that the rules will be further relaxed for everyone that isn't a musician.

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