Brisbane Airport security trial keeps laptops, liquids in your bag


One of the biggest hassles of international travel has to be the airport security checkpoint, where passengers have to fish laptops, tablets with keyboards, powders, liquids, aerosols and gels out of their bag and present them separately for screening: but a new trial at Brisbane Airport aims to change that.

Thanks to a new computed tomography (CT) cabin baggage scanner, some travellers are now being instructed to leave everything inside their luggage as part of that trial, which keeps things as simple as plonking your bag on the belt and proceeding straight to the body scanner or metal detector.

Because the scanner takes X-ray images of each bag from a variety of angles, security staff can more thoroughly examine the contents of each piece of luggage, even when items like laptops and liquids remain inside.

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Source: Australian Business Traveller