Sprogster Posted March 4, 2012 Share Posted March 4, 2012 The EU Parliament has voted to outlaw the 'excessive' one item of hand luggage restriction imposed by some low cost carriers like Ryanair and Easyjet. Instead airlines operating in the EU will be compelled to allow passengers to bring on board other items such as a handbag, laptop and duty free purchases. The new law is expected to come into effect on a date to be announced after the consultation period ends on the 11th March. This brings the low cost carriers in line with scheduled airlines such as BA and although it may surprise some, the origins of the one item of hand luggage restriction was a post 9/11 security measure that some low cost carriers decided to retain as a revenue raising exercise when the security rules were eased some years ago. M O'L must be spitting blood! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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