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New Security Measures for NZ

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wantok

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Additional security measures will be introduced at New Zealand airports on 31 March...

These measures will apply to the carriage of liquids, aerosols and gels taken on board aircraft in carry-on baggage. These measures will be applied on all international flights leaving New Zealand. The measures will result in additional security checks at New Zealand's international airports.

Any liquids, aerosols and gels that passengers want to take in their carry-on baggage will have to comply with the following requirements:

  • all liquids, aerosols and gels must be in containers of 100mls or less
  • passengers must carry their 100ml containers in a re-sealable transparent plastic bag of 1 litre volume (this is a re-sealable sandwich bag like those available at your local supermarket)
  • each passenger, including children, will be allowed to carry on one, 1 litre transparent plastic bag
  • the plastic bag must be re-sealable and presented separately from all other carry-on baggage at the screening point


There are exemptions for personal medications, baby products and dietary supplements in liquid, aerosol or gel form. Full details of the measures, including exemptions, are contained in the questions and answers below.

Some other countries have already introduced similar measures, including the United Kingdom, the United States and the European Union.

It is important to remember that some aspects of the new standards may vary from country to country and may change over time.

TAANZ has been working with government agencies, airlines and airports to coordinate communication on this issue. A website has been established by the Ministry of Transport to provide up to date information. It is important that you check the
Flysmart website frequently to ensure that you have the correct information. Ticket wallet sized brochures will be produced shortly and distributed to all travel agents. Please ensure this information is passed on to all your staff.

Visit
www.flysmart.govt.nz

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Yay:rolleyes:
 

Dave Noble

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Sounds very similar to that being introduced in Australia at the same time

Dave
 

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Dave Noble said:
Sounds very similar to that being introduced in Australia at the same time

Dave
It is. The reason being given for introducing in NZ is we have to because Australia is doing it. :evil:
 

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Kiwi Flyer said:
It is. The reason being given for introducing in NZ is we have to because Australia is doing it.
An interesting excuse; has NZ been taken over by Australia?

Dave
 

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Kiwi Flyer said:
It is. The reason being given for introducing in NZ is we have to because Australia is doing it. :evil:
Not so it appears:

Why have these new measures been put in place?

Last August, UK authorities arrested a number of people they believed were planning to board aircraft with liquid explosives disguised as water bottles. These liquid explosives could have been used to construct an explosive device onboard the aircraft, which could have destroyed the plane mid-flight.
Since these events the United States, Canada and the European Union have introduced restrictions on the amounts of liquids, aerosols and gels that can be carried on board international flights.
Why are the measures being introduced in New Zealand now?

On 1 December 2006 the International Civil Aviation Organization recommended that all countries introduce security measures to limit the quantity of liquids, gels and aerosols that can be carried onboard international flights. It recommended that countries implement the measures by 1 March 2007.
Australia recently decided to implement the measures for all departing and arriving international flights from 31 March 2007. New Zealand has decided to apply the guidelines to all departing international flights from the same date.
The aim of these new measures is to protect the safety of all flights and passengers departing and arriving in New Zealand.

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Also noted is that Water bottles are also used in thirst quenching, quenching or being quenched is now illegal and will result in expulsion from the flight :rolleyes:
 

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wantok said:
Not so it appears:
Lets see - if Australia wasn't changing would NZ put in these measures. No. Australia insisted Australia-bound flights ex NZ comply, and so NZ decided (no doubt encouraged by the airport companies who have to deal with security) easiest to just make all international flights have the same rules.

If it was a real security issue would have been implemented before now, and would be in effect for domestic flights too.
 

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Kiwi Flyer said:
... no doubt encouraged by the airport companies who have to deal with security ...
Maybe more likely encouraged by the airport duty free stores ...
 

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serfty said:
Maybe more likely encouraged by the airport duty free stores ...
This I doubt in NZ's case (may be true elsewhere eg EU). Other than Australia and south pacific islands most international trips involve connections and so duty free is constrained by the new rules. For Australia and south pacific it probably doesnt make any difference either way.
 

wantok

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Kiwi Flyer said:
(no doubt encouraged by the airport companies who have to deal with security) easiest to just make all international flights have the same rules.

If it was a real security issue would have been implemented before now, and would be in effect for domestic flights too.
And it appears that we have to pay extra for the extra hassle :mad:
Flying with liquids becomes a sticky business - 16 Feb 2007 - National
 
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