Flying out of Manchester UK? Have £1 handy – you'll need it.

As if the liquids rules couldn’t get more arcane and arbitrary, Manchester airport (in UK, ie airport code MAN) has introduced a new rule. Apparently only their own liquids bags are allowed, and these cost £1 to buy. That is an airport fee scam by another name.

I, for one, hope this nonsense doesn’t spread. I flew through 81 different airports last year alone. I’d need another bag just to store all the liquids bags!