Hand luggage travellers can save both time and money by not checking in a suitcase. Some airlines can charge as much as the ticket to check in a bag and passengers could see themselves waiting as long as an hour waiting at the baggage carousel. The downside of travelling with hand luggage only is the hand luggage restriction which only allows 100ml or less. There is a way passengers can pack more than 100ml without breaking the rules at security.
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Boots offer an airport service which allows passengers to order their products five working days before flying.
They can then pick up their items from inside the terminal after going through security.
This can mean being able to get full-sized toiletries and suncream without breaking the 100ml rule.
The Boots website explains: “Collect your order from one of our airport stores and get all your travel essentials right before you board your flight.
“Simply order five working days before you fly.”
There are currently 29 Boots branches at airports across the UK.
This includes Heathrow Airport, Gatwick Airport, London City Airport, London Stansted Airport, London Luton Airport, Manchester Airport, Birmingham Airport and Leeds Bradford Airport.
Many items could break the liquids rule inadvertently, including drinks and perfumes.
Food items which are classed as liquids and break the rule are syrups, jams and honey.
Anything that can become a liquid such as frozen items or meltable items such as cheese are also banned.
The 100ml liquid rule was introduced in 2006 following a foiled terrorist attack.
Known as the 2006 Transatlantic Aircraft Plot, a group of terrorists planned to use liquid explosives disguised as soft drinks on a number of flights from the UK to the US and Canada.
At the time, all passengers were forbidden from carrying anything with them onto the plane, with all flights cancelled from London Heathrow Airport.
Liquids were reintroduced later that year, with the current 100ml restrictions.
New airport security technology could soon end the 100ml rule however with scanners, similar to CAT scanners, bring introduced, which are able to detect explosives.