International Security - Soon have to seperate at screening

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henrus

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 23 Oct 2013

Total posts 768

Just saw this in an email from Brisbane airport.


"From 30 June 2018, people travelling internationally will notice some changes to the screening of carry-on items when departing Australia.

Passengers will be required to present all powders in their carry-on baggage separately for screening."


The TravelSECURE website now has the details that powders have to be removed from bags (no plastic bag needed). It's separated into two categories:


"Inorganic powders - 350gram limit per person (eg Salt, Salt scrub, Sand, Some talcum powders, Some powdered deodorant, Certain foot powders, Powdered detergent and cleaning products)"


"Organic powders - no limit but still need to be removed from bags (eg Powdered baby formula, Powdered food, Coffee, Protein powder, Flour, spices, sugar, Most cosmetics and Epsom salt)

I appreciate this is all in the name of safety but I can see this will cause confusion as to what people need to take out as it can already be confusing for those not traveling often. I've just copied and pasted the list above but I'm already confused .

Grannular

Member since 31 Mar 2014

Total posts 189

Soon we will have to empty our bags completely and put each item one by one through the scanner.

xtfer

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 14 Mar 2017

Total posts 148

Damn. I guess I'll have to stop carrying a kilo of Epsom Salt with me in carry-on...

richard89

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 21 Mar 2017

Total posts 33

Damn. I guess I'll have to stop carrying a kilo of Epsom Salt with me in carry-on...

Hahahaha, ditto 🤭

Red Cee

Member since 15 Feb 2018

Total posts 151

Believe some airlines are looking at removing overhead baggage holders altogether, so in these cases hand luggage won’t be an issue. In the name of security, they want all luggage checked in.

Chris Chamberlin

Member since 24 Apr 2012

Total posts 1,107

tommygun

Delta Air Lines - SkyMiles

Member since 16 Oct 2017

Total posts 135

So the security line isn't bad enough already, let's think of something to clog it up even more.

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