TUI's warning to passengers after six UK airports change baggage rules

Security Changes at Newcastle, Birmingham, Aberdeen, Stansted, London City and Leeds Bradford Airports
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TUI has issued a warning to passengers after six regional airports in the UK temporarily reintroduced restrictions on carrying liquids over 100ml.

The change came into effect at midnight on Sunday and affects passengers travelling from London City, Aberdeen, Newcastle, Leeds/Bradford, Southend and Teesside airports.

All of the airports have Next Generation Security Checkpoints (NGSC) in operation, which allowed them to scrap the rule.

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The high-tech CT scanners create a 3D image of what is inside passengers’ bags. The 100ml rule was introduced in 2006 following a foiled terror plot to blow up planes flying from London to the US with homemade liquid bombs.

A Department for Transport spokesperson said: “This temporary move is to enable further improvements to be made to the new checkpoint systems and will only affect a small number of passengers. For most passengers, security measures will remain unchanged.

“Passengers should continue to check security requirements with their departure airport before travelling.”

On TUI's travel alert page, the airline repeated the Department for Transport's statement. They added: "The majority of airports in the UK are unaffected and current guidelines at UK airports and Irish airports apply.

"If you're travelling from one of the airports they'll be temporarily reintroducing the 100ml restrictions. To help you pass through security as quickly as possible please check your departure airport's website."

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