Nelsonde From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 49 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2665 times:
The reason it's 3.4 and not 3 or 4 is because Americans simply cannot comprehend the metric system. It's 100ml, and it changed from 3 ounces to better line up with the rest of the world. Frankly, 3.4 ounces of explosive componants are too much. I agree, however, that the restrictions (like the shoe bomber's effect at the checkpoint) were a victory for the terrorists, if only one of inconveniencing millions...
Ckfred From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 5066 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2429 times:
I saw on the show Futureweapons on Discovery a device that can tell if a liquid is dangerous or not. In fact, China is uisng the device at the Olympics this summer.
It is a part of a baggage screening machine, and it can even tell if a can of pop is regular or diet. Apparently, it is able to determine the liquid's density and molecular structure, even while in a container inside a suitcase, and then take that information and run it against an extensive database of liquids. It will locate every liquid container on the screen and the mark the safe liquids with a green outline and the dangerous ones red.
Supposedly, TSA is buying these devices to replace the old x-ray machines at checkpoints, but no one will say when they will go into service or the order in which airports receive them.
Aircellist From Canada, joined Oct 2004, 1624 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2388 times:
Quoting Mt99 (Reply 8): What happens if you have big toothpaste tube (say 8oz),, but there is only 2oz left inside?
They take it away. Explain to me the logic behind that!
aaaargh! Happened to me upon my last trip. Had two peas of toothpaste left in the 175ml tube, just enough to refresh upon arrival... If it is written 175 ml on the tube, it goes to the trash, even if it's almost empty.
EddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7523 posts, RR: 43
Reply 11, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2300 times:
This was not a U.S.-bound or -originating flight but I recently flew MEX-GRU with AM and I had in my laptop case a bottle of water of 500 ml or so that I bought once I had gotten past security. When the security agent who reviewed the contents of my laptop case at the gate prior to embarking saw it, he asked me if I could please take a sip from my water and after I did so he let me in with it.