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Flying is thirsty work, so airport offers free water

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Berlin - It's a regular air-traveller annoyance - passengers can only take a maximum of 100 millilitres of liquid through security with them, but once they get through the security checks, a glass of water at the bars is often very expensive.

Since it's important to stay hydrated when you're flying, that's an assault on either your health or your wallet.

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Hamburg Airport in Germany has now responded by installing four new drinking-water dispensers offering cooled water for free inside the security area.

The EU Commission has urged European airports to offer reasonably priced water after the security checks – for around 1 euro (about R15) per serving. But there is no legal obligation for them to do so.

Hamburg Airport in Germany has now responded by installing four new drinking-water dispensers offering cooled water for free inside the security area.

Two are near the gates where passengers wait to board, and two more are in the baggage-claim areas for those who arrive.

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