Simple Flying - Luke Bodell

Passengers departing Rome Fiumicino's Terminal 1 will now be able to fly with unrestricted liquid allowances and other perks thanks to new high-tech hand baggage screening equipment. The new machines will be coming to other European airports in the coming years, perhaps spelling the end of liquid restrictions in cabin baggage for good.

The hand baggage screening experience at Rome Fiumicino Airport (FCO) is about to get a lot better following the airport's installation of smart tech screening equipment. The airport has rolled out C3-standard Explosive Detection System Cabin Baggage (EDS-CB) screening equipment - designed by Smiths Detection - to all passengers departing Terminal 1, providing a faster and more convenient airport experience.

The CT scanners will herald the end of 100ml liquid restrictions in hand luggage and the need to remove electronic equipment from bags, two ever-present features of the airport baggage screening experience that can significantly slow down the overall process. The technology had already been available to frequent flyers at Fiumicino but will now be extended to all passengers departing Terminal 1, which handled around 70% of the airport's departures.

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