It seemed simple, and reasonable enough. As had been planned for some time, from April 29 passengers connecting to flights at EU airports from a third country would be allowed to carry through security checkpoints liquids, aerosols and gels purchased either at an airport duty-free shop or onboard a non-EU airline. It was supposed to be a modest, interim step toward the 2013 elimination of the rules, put in place in the US and EU following the uncovering of the transatlantic bomb plot in ...

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