European lawmaker calls on U.S. to end liquid ban on commercial flights

02/26/2009 | AviationWeek.com

A German member of the European Parliament is blasting the ban on carry-on liquids as a "costly nuisance" and urging regulators to overturn the restriction. Georg Jarzembowski, a member of the European Parliament's Committee on Transport and Tourism, said in Washington on Wednesday that governments on both sides of the Atlantic need to "get rid of these controls that make no sense." But a Homeland Security official responded that the U.S. continues to believe the ban is needed. "Multiple terrorist organizations are still using liquid explosives," he said.

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