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Knives carried on board British Airways flight
Reporter boarded flight to London carrying five knives bought in an air-side duty free shop
The security checks at UK airports are tough. I was asked to drink water and milk that we were carrying for our baby. I was asked to throw away a bottle of baby lotion because it was in a 120 ml bottle, inspite of the fact that there was less than 50 ml remaining in the bottle. I was told that baby cream is ok even in a large container, but baby lotion isn't! I was asked to throw away a pack of juice from my baby's bag because the pack didn't explicitly mention that it was baby food! Seriously, is common sense a thing of the past?
adiboy, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
What about the metal knives that the airlines issue with your food? For a while all the metal knives where replaced with plastic ones but now most airlines issue metal knives again. There must be some logical and consistent procedure regarding airline security. Maybe someone from an airline can explain the philosophy regarding knives for eating on board?
Jeymer Hareo, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
I can concur with this story. The BA flights are across the airfield at the E gates in Zurich, and you can buy knives after security, and this has been the case for many years. Its not new. I can go one better. My son left his penknife in his carry on once and only remembered it at the security check. The security officer just looked at it and said it was "only a kids penknife" and let us through.
Fergus, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
In that case, each passenger could carry a knife ...blade 6cm or less for their own safety! Security means so much to the common person less rather for a mafia
Cheryl, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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