TSA and MacBook Air Good to Go

I hate travelling. I mean, I love it in concept, but I hate the process, particularly airport security. It used to be bad enough, but now with the TSA thinking that every bottle of water has dynamite inside, it can be an hour-plus long process to just get screened. Good news though for new MacBook Air owners, you now don’t have to pull out your laptop at the checkpoints. From CNN:

Frequent travelers may appreciate the convenience of the 11-inch MacBook Air, which can remain in a passenger’s bag when going through airport security, a Transportation Security Administration spokesman told CNN.

As gadget-toting flyers know, TSA officials require that laptops and larger electronics, such as Xbox or Wii game systems, be removed from luggage and passed through X-ray machines separately.

Security-checkpoint employees are trained to identify what basic electronic gadgets’ innards are supposed to look like in an X-ray image. For larger hardware, the TSA requires a clear shot to make inspecting the complex parts inside easier.

See? That’s awesome. Now I just need to spend a grand or so and my travel experience will be a bit easier.

Kevin Whipps

Kevin Whipps is a copy editor, writer, photographer and custom car builder based in the Phoenix, Ariz. area. For the past 10 years he's been building his portfolio, mostly in the automotive publishing industry. When he's not wrenching on cars, most of his time is spent discovering new gadgets and toys, and of course, using everything Apple. Whipps is also married, and has a baby boy, Kevin Whipps Jr., coming on February 7, 2010.


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