The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has announced that all electronics larger than a cell phone will need to be removed from carry-on baggage and placed in their own bin for x-ray screening. Prior to this, only laptop computers were required to be removed for screening. You may read the announcement here.
With most people carrying multiple electronic devices with them while traveling, will these new rules change what you bring onboard? I know for myself, my bag has my computer and my iPad Mini. Fortunately, I have TSA PreCheck and will not have to remove any of these from my bags, for the traveling public that does not have TSA PreCheck, you will have to.
The new rule is to allow screeners to be able to properly examine the devices. Due to the airlines baggage fees, more users are carrying on and stuffing those carry-on bags more than ever. This is making it harder for screeners to do a proper job reviewing the x-ray images, so this only makes sense.
I’m just wondering if it will change what people bring with them. Will Kindle’s and tablets be packed in checked bags or simply left at home? Will this have any impact on your business travel?