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Birmingham Airport passengers flying before June have warned of the “confusing” change.

Passengers at Birmingham Airport flying before June may notice some security changes. This is in preparation for the new cabin baggage changes that will come into effect on June 1st.

New state-of-the-art bag scanners are being installed in the airport’s security hall as part of a £60m redevelopment, BirminghamLive reports. It will be one of the first major UK airports to switch systems in June.




Once launched on June 1, passengers will not be restricted to 100ml liquid containers. They also won’t have to unpack their e-liquids when going through security.

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But in recent weeks, some passengers have noticed that some changes have already been made before the official launch. Airport officials continue to urge all travelers to comply with current carry-on baggage rules.

There are already three of the new scanners in use, meaning some passengers flying overseas before June may be directed by staff to a security lane using the new scanners. However, this does not apply to everyone, and others will use old cars.

It left confusion for some tourists who took to X, formerly known as Twitter, to report that they didn’t have to remove liquids and electronics from their bags during their recent trip. One posted: “Told to leave liquids and electronics in bags. Make up your mind.”

A spokesman for Birmingham Airport said this week that while the current hand luggage rules “can be confusing”, travelers should follow existing rules to avoid delays. All passengers were told to “make sure they are prepared before the security search area”, removing any liquids, creams and gels and placing large electrical items in the security trays.

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