Tsa Wont Require Ipad Removal From Airline Carry On Luggage

04.12.10 | FL News Team

The Transportation Security Administration has announced the new Apple iPad won't have to be removed from carry-on luggage at airport security checkpoints. The reason appears to be simplicity. Unlike most laptops with built-in hard drives, optical readers and other gadgets, the iPad is free of parts that can block images as it passes through screening devices. The iPad joins other small e-book readers like Kindle, Sony Reader and some small netbook computers, which can also be left in carry-on luggage.

 The agency reminds travelers "The key to avoiding bag searches is keeping the clutter down." The TSA also recommends carry-on bags that are labeled as checkpoint friendly. Most have a special flap for laptops that can be opened flat on an x-ray machine belt so the computer doesn't have to be removed separately.