Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

New Screening Procedures Affect Carry-On Bag Items Tablets Included in List of Electronics

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

New Screening Procedures Affect Carry-On Bag Items Tablets Included in List of Electronics

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Starting Monday, Pittsburgh International Airport travelers will have to remove electronics larger than a cell phone from carry-on bags for X-ray screenings at the security checkpoints.

The new procedure will be in place for those in standard checkpoint lines and are being implemented "to stay ahead of evolving threats," according to Karen Keys-Turner, federal security director for the U.S. Transportation Security Administration at Pittsburgh.

As part of the change, the TSA will require travelers to remove electronics such as tablets from their carry-ons and place them in a bin with nothing on top or below, similar to how laptops have been screened for years.

"The simple step of separating personal electronic items for screening allows TSA officers to more closely focus on resolving alarms and stopping terror threats," Ms. …

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