All electronics must be removed from bag.

Old Aug 3, 07, 3:44 pm
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All electronics must be removed from bag.

According to this article, all electronics will have to come out.

Get ready for longer lines.

Good job Kip. I feel safer already.

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Old Aug 3, 07, 3:53 pm
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I don't see the connection between a story about a couple with 17 kids and all electronics having to come out, but if the latter is true, it's going to take a lot longer for some of us to get through the security line.

I wonder if it's just going to be electronic devices, or cables, cords, transformers and headphones too. It would take me about 3 times as long to get through the line if I had to pull all of that stuff out then repack it on the other end.
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Old Aug 3, 07, 3:55 pm
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You sure that's the right link? Looks like a story about a family with 17 children to me.

It will disgust me to have to get all electronics out... and I won't do so, until the TSA starts arresting me for not doing so.

I can recall in the early TSA days and shortly after 9/11 in the pre-TSA days having screeners direct me to remove all electronic items during a secondary / hand inspection of my bags. It really blew the minds of some of them how much electronic stuff I have.

These days, I have my laptop (already comes out); iPod + Bose QC2s (do these need to come out of the QC2's case, too? ); various camera gear, including chargers; spare batteries for everything from the laptop to the QC2s to camera gear; my cell phone + charger; a couple of thumb drives; often a small USB external hard drive (or two!); a small flashlight (is that electronic); and other assorted junk. If the TSA wants it all out, they can do a secondary of the bag each time. I'm not taking it out for them.
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Old Aug 3, 07, 3:59 pm
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Old Aug 3, 07, 4:02 pm
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So for me that will mean:

Laptop
iPod
phone
PSP
DSLite
Camera

at the very least. Yeah, that is an "enhancement". It will enhance the pockets of thieves who steal your electronics. It will not improve security.
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Old Aug 3, 07, 4:05 pm
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On the bright side, at least this doesn't start until the lighter ban is over. But that brings me to another question, why are these electronic items safe in their bags TODAY, but not tomorrow??
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Old Aug 3, 07, 4:06 pm
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i can see it now:

one pink gallon-sized static-proof baggie full of your choice of:

cellphones, pda's, mp3 players, laptop computers & associated cords.

All else must be checked in the hold.

It'll be Kippie Bag -- Version Two.
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Old Aug 3, 07, 4:07 pm
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at the very least. Yeah, that is an "enhancement". It will enhance the pockets of thieves who steal your electronics. It will not improve security.
Maybe someone is planning christmas "shopping" and utilizing their 5 finger discount.

Nice to give us 1 day notice...
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Old Aug 3, 07, 4:14 pm
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I had a trip to Vegas back in April and our screening line was directed to remove ALL electronics. Yes, this meant my cell phone, PDA, MP3, plus the laptop. They did not seem to have a beef with the chargers, I left them in the bag.

I wonder if that was a pilot program? It totally hacked me off, especially since I was travelling with a colleague who used a different line and did NOT have to remove all electronics.
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Old Aug 3, 07, 4:19 pm
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I don't think TSA best idea want removed all electronics from carry on. It should keep inside the carry on all of the times. Just only for the laptop beyond checkpoint. What should hell that I want taking out DVD player from my carry on bags. TSA doesn't understand why want get a new rules from all airports. Can you please give simply answer me more specific information from TSA.
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Old Aug 3, 07, 4:22 pm
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Geez it is going to be even more chaotic than it is now.
I expect the number of secondarys will rocket as people forget some little electronic gizmo in the bowels of their bags.
So what is the alternative? We could put things in the checked bag and send them off unlocked into the airport underworld I suppose.
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Old Aug 3, 07, 4:32 pm
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The more I think about this, the more it ticks me off. Let's hope the story is not true, since the TSA has yet to make the announcement themselves.

Of course, seeing as how they know they'd get awful PR for this policy, I can see why they'd hold back on announcing anything if it is indeed true.

I might cut back on a few electronics I carry just to avoid the hassle, but the laptop, cell phone, and often camera are essentials which cannot be left behind.

And I hate to think of the fact that I often put other electronics, carefully packed, in my rollaboard, which I'd then have to unpack, etc., at the checkpoint, well, that's maddening to even consider. These are things which I do not trust in checked bags--and I try to avoid checking bags, anyway--but which I don't need during the flight, and thus don't pack in my laptop bag. Things like the chargers, sometimes another camera lens or so, etc. And the times I travel with my entire camera setup... sheesh, I don't want to think about having to empty all of that out.

This seems more and more like a measure to provide screeners and pickpockets with early Christmas gifts, rather than any sort of real security.
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Old Aug 3, 07, 4:52 pm
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Please, please, please let this be an erroneous report. After a hand search of my carryon yesterday at MLI, I am missing my Garmin GPS (currently working on my SF-95). I can only imagine what complete emptying of all electronics will bring.
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Old Aug 3, 07, 4:53 pm
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Originally Posted by DL4EVR View Post
On the bright side, at least this doesn't start until the lighter ban is over. But that brings me to another question, why are these electronic items safe in their bags TODAY, but not tomorrow??
Hmmm, good question.

The mind boggles sometimes.
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Old Aug 3, 07, 5:07 pm
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