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14 August 2006 Blog Home : August 2006 : Permalink

Dehydrated Passengers

The Inquirer noted this amusing abuse of English by BAA.

Due to the heightened security at UK airports, additional security restrictions are in place at all BAA UK airports which will continue to have an impact on our airports' operations. In brief: Hand baggage restrictions are in place; Passengers will be handsearched; Footwear and all items (including pushchairs and walking aids) must be x-ray screened; Liquids will be removed from the passenger.

I've heard of becoming dehydrated during a flight but this is the first time I've seen it occur before the flight. I can see some advantages: less weight so less fuel consumption; less movement by passengers, in particular no need for toilets and no need to serve meals, again cutting wight and possibly staffing levels. However I can forsee some objections from people who don't like the idea of being dessicated and who wonder whether "just adding water" at the other end will be enough.

I despise l'Escroc and Vile Pin