Saturday, December 29, 2007

Chaos predicted as luggage rule is lifted

By David Millward, Transport Editor Last Updated: 12:01am GMT 29/12/2007

Airline passengers face more confusion after the Government revealed that the limit of one item of hand luggage per passenger will be lifted at a handful of airports next month.
The Government had been under intense pressure to relax the rules on hand luggage
The changes are due to begin on Jan 7, which is earmarked for a strike by thousands of staff working for BAA, which operates seven major airports in Britain.
Heathrow and Stansted are among the 19 airports that have satisfied the Department for Transport that they can cope if the restrictions are relaxed - but Gatwick has been excluded.;jsessionid=CEBYTDDNOH2GDQFIQMFSFGGAVCBQ0IV0?xml=/travel/2007/12/29/nbags129.xml

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