I know this is a sensitive topic, so if you think this shouldn't be discussed here, please feel free to take it off.
I am a bit puzzled with this regulation that you can't carry liquids, perfumes, soaps etc. onto an aeroplane. Agreed that I didn't follow closely the developments last year when the British police unearthed a plot where some 'terrorists' had planned to prepare explosives using liquids to blow up aeroplanes.
I am wondering what this regulation means...
1. Is it so easy to manufacture explosives ? And so cheap ?
2. We don't have the technology to detect and differentiate between different forms of liquids ? What I mean is that can't we even tell if its water and not explosive fuels etc. ?
3. What next ?
I've discussed this amongst colleagues and friends and I haven't got any convincing answers. All sorts of conspiracy theories have cropped up, but it still doesn't make enough sense to me.
Where are we leading ourselves ? I don't know if any of you have faced this, but when I flew via Frankfurt earlier this year, I was asked to surrender 2 bottles of perfumes because they were 125ml (more than the legal limit of 100ml) and a 250ml bottle of water that I had picked up from Singapore Airlines.
PS : I would appreciate if people can keep race, religion and countries out of this discussion. I don't want to kick up a political storm out of this. Thanks a lot.