Grab an extra bin: Anything larger than a cell phone may get screened separately
WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) - It's not just laptops that will need a separate bin during a TSA check at the airport.
The Transportation Security Administration announced they're testing new screening procedures at 10 airports "to stay ahead of evolving threats."
Anything larger than a cell phone will go in a separate bin for X-ray screening.
In a statement released by Darby LaJoye with TSA's security operations, "TSA officers may also advise travelers to place other carry-on items separately in a bin. Although, passengers may experience more bag checks, we are testing quicker and more targeted procedures at these locations."
The locations include:
- Boise Airport (BOI)
- Colorado Springs Airport (COS)
- Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW)
- Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL)
- Logan International Airport (BOS)
- Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
- Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport (LBB)
- Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU)
- McCarran International Airport (LAS)
- Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)
Items that will require the added screening include tablets and e-readers.
Placing them in separate bins will help agents get a clearer picture on the X-ray machine.
TSA will decide whether it will roll out new procedures based on the effectiveness of the extra screening at test sites.