UK airport restrictions on instruments eased
Now let’s see how this works in real life … From a story in today’s (online) Independent:
Airport hand luggage curbs relaxed
By Peter Woodman, PA
Published: 21 September 2006
Hand luggage restrictions at UK airports are to be eased from tomorrow, the Department for Transport (DfT) announced today.
Passengers will be allowed, once more, to carry larger bags on to planes following the reduction in the size of permitted hand luggage introduced last month after the thwarting of an alleged terrorist plot to blow up planes.
Musicians with instruments too big to go into hand luggage will now be able to take them on board, although they will have to be screened separately.
The easing of the restrictions on instruments, which have had to be carried in aircraft holds since last month, follows an impassioned plea for leniency by conductor Mark Elder at the Last Night Of The Proms earlier this month.
From tomorrow, passengers will be able to take on board bags which conform to the aviation industry-accepted dimensions of 56cm x 45cm x 25cm (about 22in x 18in x 10in).
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