First off, let me say that I fully believe that the security measures taken at airports in the UK and US today are completely justified. Thousands of lives may have been saved today, and I feel that it is totally inappropriate to compalin about no hand luggage being allowed.
At the same time I started thinking what the future will be for duty free shopping if these security measures will stay for good. Obviously they would have no purpose since anything bought can't be brought onto the plane anyway. If these measures are here for good, will that mean the end of duty free shopping?
Again, I do not wish to downplay the severity of the situation today. I do not drink alcohol, and therefore hardly use duty free shopping anyway. This is simply to open up a discussion as to what opinions people might have on this issue.