Back in May, the TSA announced they were testing some new screening methods for electronics in you carry-on luggage at 10 airports, and now they’ve decided go implement those new screening methods at all airports in the country.
The new screening rules say that you must place all electronics you’re traveling with that are larger than a cell phone in a bin. They say about the devices that you must “place them in a bin with nothing on top or below.” Laptops have required the use of their own bin for years, and will still need their own bin, but from the sounds of that quote, you may be able to put the smaller electronics in one bin, your laptop in another, it wasn’t exactly 100% clear.
So if you’re travelling with a tablet, handheld game console, camera, basically any electronic device that’s larger than a phone, it will need to be taken out of your bag and placed in a bin. How do you feel about that, especially after they announced that they were going to look through your reading material too? Do you think it’s a necessity to keep air travel safe, or is it just going too far and will cause too much of a delay going through lines?