iPads, Ereaders And Small Gadgets Now Clear To Stay In Carry-On Bags

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News Posted: Thu, Apr 8 2010 1:46 AM
The TSA takes a lot of heat, some of the fair, some of it not so fair.But one thing that has been a great improvement over the years is theorganization's openness and willingness to communicate with passengers.The TSA Blog is a great place to hear more on decisions being made thatwill affect your airport travels, and the latest post comes just on theheels of the iPad launch in the U.S.

For awhile now, many travelers have assumed that any "notebook like"gadget had to be slapped in a separate grey bin for solo screening.Now, we're being told otherwise, and for once, it's good news ratherthan bad. E-readers, netbooks, iPads and anything smaller than a"standard sized laptop" (we're guessing 13.3" and up, but it's notclarified) can now be left in your carry-on luggage. But of course, ifthe TSA wants to, they can remove the device and scan it again solo;this is most likely to happen if your bag is also stuffed with variousother gadgets.



We will say that we recently traveled with an iPad, and ours was takenout for additional screening, but it was crammed in a carry-on withlots and lots of other cables, chargers and gadgets. We know the iPadwasn't being picked on unfairly since it was in a nondescript case, butthat's just our story. Hopefully you will all have better luck.
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Yeah but I am sure they will be charging you an extra fee as well.

On top of the new fee for carry ons :P

I am also sure they will figure out a way to do a quick scan of all content an any devices, and say it is in the name of security!

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"On top of the new fee for carry ons :P"

You are aware that that is only one airline, correct? Additionally an airline that most people have never even heard of...

Well, this is good news, can't say I have any of the items in question to test out what the TSA actually does. If they can't find a pocket knife, then they can't find anything.

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