Why do airlines throwaway single containers of liquids containing 100ml or more of it?

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Why do airlines throwaway single containers of liquids containing 100ml or more of it?

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Anonymous 0 Comments

100ml is the minimum for a liquid bomb to damage a plane. X-ray can’t differentiate liquids so this is the policy.

EDIT: This is the officially stated reason. How true this is can be debated.

Anonymous 0 Comments

US Federal regulations prohibit passengers carrying liquids in excess of the 3-1-1 rule with only exceptions for medically necessary situations and a few other cases, unless those liquids were purchased airside

Anonymous 0 Comments

In 2006, a group of Muslim terrorists planned to blow up seven long-haul flights from London to the US and Canada using liquid explosives in 500 mL beverage containers. The plot was intercepted and thwarted by Metropolitan Police. For a short time, passengers were not allowed to bring any liquids on airline flights – in some cases, even in checked baggage – before the 100 mL rule became the global standard.

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Anonymous 0 Comments

Because we spend all our efforts on security ‘performances’ rather than actual security. The dog and pony show that is airport security exists to make people feel safe. How much good they actually do is very much up for debate.

Anonymous 0 Comments

It’s theater to create the impression that airlines are doing everything they can to improve security.

Anonymous 0 Comments

I always wonder when they take bottles larger than 3 ounces: Do they put them in a Special Closet and at the end of the Day, take what they want home?

Anonymous 0 Comments

I got a free bottle of water on the airplane from the airline carrier. Then security confiscated it as a security threat when going to my domestic lay over flight.

Anonymous 0 Comments

You actually do not have to throw away containers. You can actually get an empty bottle through security and fill it up in drinking fountain afterwards. Because f…k overpriced products at the airport

Anonymous 0 Comments

Technically, it’s not the “airlines” which do not permit liquids. It’s the security organization (TSA in the US).

And as mentioned elsewhere, it’s because of an attempted bomb threat.