We’ve just had a short trip from Birmingham (UK) to Amsterdam (Netherlands).
Birmingham International Airport was great, and after check-in you pass through the security check area where your hand luggage is thoroughly checked. It is at this point you cannot take any liquids through. However, you then arrive in the departure lounge where there are numerous places to buy drinks safely to take on your flight, since the products in these shops are already ‘security checked’. This means that you are able to take a drink with you on your flight – which we always like to do.
Returning from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, however, was very different. The organisation was poor, but that is another story. However, the departure lounge, where the shops are, is before the security check area. Once you go through the security check you go straight to the gates, and there is no opportunity anywhere to buy a drink for your flight.
To my thinking, the way of doing things at Birmingham is much more sensible than at Amsterdam.
My question is: can anybody advise what the process is at Hong Kong International Airport? I’m hoping that we will be able to buy drinks in the departure lounge, after being security checked, for our long-haul flight back to London later in the year.