For a year now, air travelers have been burdened by the stupidest rules on earth that do not improve safety and lead only to delays and waste. The no-liquids rule adopted by the European Union last year has finally come under fire from members of the European Parliament. According to the Financial Times:
“European legislators called for a review of the continentâ€™s anti-terrorism policies yesterday, including the scrapping of limits on taking liquids on board aircraft . . . MEPs also voted to force the European Commission to publish the secret regulation limiting air passengers to five 100ml bottles of fluid, which has increased queues at airports, saying that unless it had a valid reason it should be scrapped. If the Commission does not comply within three months it can be taken to the European Court of Justice.”
While European airports (with the exception of those in the UK) are not as horrible as US airports, the travel experience deteriorated noticeably after the liquids rules came into effect.