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New airline rules announced for carry on liquids – everything you need to know before your next flight

New scanning technology is being introduced

Andrea Caamano

Airport passengers could soon have a very swift experience whilst passing through security, as it has been announced that they may no longer be required to remove liquids and laptops from their carry-on bags.

New 3D scanners, which were only being used before to monitor hold luggage, are being trialled in three airports in London, New York and Amsterdam, and if all is successful it would mean millions of flyers would be able to get through airport security checkpoints quicker.

The trials will be taking place in the next year at London's Heathrow Airport, New York's JFK and Amsterdam's Schipol, as well as two air hubs in Boston and Baltimore, USA.

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The machines, which are believed to be worth around £199,000 each, are similar to those used in hospitals.

A Heathrow spokesman told MailOnline: "We continue to look at new technologies that can both improve the passenger experience and strengthen our security."

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