Heathrow Airport has announced that it’ll soon be rolling out new security scanners. Over the coming years, the facility will be investing £50 ($62) million in technology that might let passengers leave their laptops and liquids in their cabin luggage when passing through the airport’s screening checkpoints.
At present, most frequent fliers know that laptops and liquids must be removed from cabin bags before they’re scanned in a TSA checkpoint.
But, on Thursday, London’s Heathrow Airport (LHR) announced that, over the course of the next few years, it will be investing £50 ($62) million in new computed tomography scanners that will allow passengers to keep liquids and laptops in their carry ons when passing through security checkpoints at the airport. The new scanners will not only speed up the screening process, but also cut down on the amount of plastics used by travelers passing through Heathrow because passengers will no longer need to place liquids in plastic bags before entering security screening areas.
The United Kingdom’s Department for Transport is supporting the initiative and the scanners should be in place at the facility by 2022.
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