Airlines oppose total liquid ban7 September 2006
European airlines and the European Union’s justice and security commissioner said on Wednesday they opposed any attempt to ban passengers from carrying all forms of liquids on flights.
EU security experts were meeting on Wednesday and Thursday to make recommendations after Britain said on August 10 it had foiled a plot to blow up U.S.-bound trans-atlantic airliners. Officials said the plot involved homemade liquid explosives.
Any change to the rules on the transport of goods on flights would be decided by the European Commission as a whole after the security experts made their recommendations, said a Commission official.