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October 1, 2006
The Onion on TSA's Liquid Ban
"New Air-Travel Guidelines":
Elaine Siegel, Sales Representative
"Thank God. I don't think I'd be able to make one more flight from New York to Chicago with a mouthful of shampoo."
Alex Hunter, Surveyor
"The ban was a necessary precaution. We have to be willing to make these kinds of sacrifices if we're going to prevent scientifically impossible terrorist attacks."
Ed Johansen, Systems Analyst
"By giving passengers renewed access to these gels, lotions, and shampoos, we run the risk of creating a very dangerous and highly evasive super-slippery terrorist able to avoid all manners of restraint."
Posted on October 1, 2006 at 9:41 AM
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Seems like we Europeans need our own edition of The Onion...
"Based on information received from the Finnish aviation authorities, new security regulations concerning the transport of liquids will be complied with on all flights. New regulations applying to security controls will also be introduced. Tax-free purchases can be made as earlier.
The EU's new regulations apply to all liquid substances carried as hand baggage. These include aerosols, gels, beverages, toothpastes, perfumes, foams and various creams. From the start of November, passengers may take with them on board just one transparent toilet bag or plastic bag containing travel pack sized liquid toilet requisites.
- The content of any one toiletry may not exceed 100 ml. Toiletry items must fit into a one-litre transparent and reclosable toilet bag or plastic bag (eg. Minigrip bag).
- Medicines and baby food required during the flight may also be taken into the cabin.
- Other liquid products must be packed with baggage going into the hold. All other security regulations remain unchanged."
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