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Bottled Water Is Not Allowed Beyond The Security Check

Discussion in 'Asia' started by Corzhens, Oct 25, 2016.

  1. Corzhens

    Corzhens Active Member

    We have noticed that bottled water is not allowed in the security check. The security people will confiscate the water bottle and throw it in the trash can. But after the security check, there are stores that sell food and drinks and also bottled water. Isn't it crazy that they disallowed our bottled water so we will buy in the inner stores? No, definitely no. The bottled water that we bring may have a chemical and the security people wouldn't waste time to check the contents of the bottle. For simplicity, they just prohibit the entry of such water bottles. You can buy it inside anyway, for a cheap price.
  2. Ava

    Ava Member

    It's been like this for nearly a decade, well at least in the UK and USA. I used to work at Heathrow and was part of the team that implemented this rule. The reason was that potential terrorists were taking liquid explosives in bottles through security onto the plane. On the airside, all goods are already checked, so then potential terrorists can't fill them up with explosives.

    There is a very good reason why they still don't allow bottles past security given that terrorism is still rife,