3D Baggage screening equipment is reportedly being tested at Heathrow, Gatwick and Birmingham Airports. The new technology will enable staff to zoom in on a bag’s contents and rotate the images for further inspection.
It is already in use at some airports in the US including Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson and Chicago O’Hare Airport. Other restrictions on hand luggage, including on bringing sharp objects, are expected to remain in place after the change.
Travel expert Simon Calder, told ITV’s Good Morning Britain: “When you ask people what’s the worst part of the holiday, generally they will say going through airport security checks.
“All the palaver, including having to have your clear plastic resealable bag with stuff that isn’t bigger than 100ml.