Airport Security: TSA Makes Changes to Screening Procedures for Carry-ons by Eirene Heidelberger

Vacation Planning
6 years ago

Airport Security: TSA Makes Changes to Screening Procedures for Carry-ons

For travelers not part of the TSA Pre-Check program, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has announced an update to its screening process of airline passengers in the upcoming weeks ahead to implement new, stronger screening procedures for carry-on items. The TSA will require travelers to place all electronics larger than a cell phone in bins for X-ray screening.

As new procedures are phased in, TSA officers will begin to ask travelers to remove electronics larger than a cell phone from their carry-on bags and place them in a bin with nothing on top or below, similar to how laptops have been screened for years. By separating personal electronic items such as laptops, tablets, e-readers and handheld game consoles for screening, TSA officers can more closely focus on resolving alarms and stopping terror by obtaining clearer X-ray images.

There are no changes to what travelers can bring through the checkpoint; food and liquid items that comply with the 3-1-1 liquids rule, electronics and books continue to be allowed in carry-on bags. The stronger security measures do not apply to passengers enrolled in TSA Pre✓® who are using TSA Pre✓ lanes.

Donna John
Good to know, Eirene Heidelberger . I usually take my bigger camera, so may need to go ahead and apply for the TSA Pre-check program. Thanks!
Eirene Heidelberger
Apply! The process sounds daunting, but, it's worth it.
Elisa Schmitz
Lots of travel starting soon. Thanks for the heads up, Eirene Heidelberger ! ✈️
Eirene Heidelberger
Oooooo, yes! Lots of parent's weekends in your future. Stay safe mama!
Meredith Schneider
Thanks so much for sharing Eirene Heidelberger ! Gotta make a trip to my parents with the kids to South Carolina soon....
Eirene Heidelberger
Take out the electronics and it'll be smooth flying!

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