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"Remove Your Shoes … and Your Books" TSA considering additional screening of books

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Replies to: "Remove Your Shoes … and Your Books" TSA considering additional screening of books

  • sylvan8798sylvan8798 6667 replies141 threads Senior Member
    A pet tarantula would be more entertaining
    ;)
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  • NoVADad99NoVADad99 2258 replies33 threads Senior Member
    Bring some porn just to make them squirm.
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  • OnwardOnward 2927 replies80 threads Senior Member
    I don't think they really care what you are reading . It's just the scanners have trouble with the thick books. My daughter got pulled over recently because she had a toaster in her carry on. It was a wedding present that she had received! (Minor gripe- please, people when the married couple live far away, send the gift to their address or give money. I have to ship pots and pans this week!)
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  • romanigypsyeyesromanigypsyeyes 33419 replies767 threads Senior Member
    If that's the case, why not just wait until the scanner actually can't go through them and then do a hand check? Why make a new policy about it?

    My mom had her bag pulled out because the scanner couldn't get through something on our trip last week. I don't remember what it was but a quick check and we were on our way.
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  • oregon101oregon101 5595 replies137 threads Senior Member
    H had our lunch pulled and the TSA went through the items over and over and scanned the unopened
    potato chip bag over and over--all with his dirty blue gloves that he had just gone through someones
    dirty clothing with--ok, I made that up but maybe. I found disgusting.
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  • kiddiekiddie 3565 replies221 threads Senior Member
    The reports I saw said they were testing this at Logan (Boston) - just flew out of Logan and they didn't require me to remove my books (I flew domestic maybe they were only doing for international flights) - I was not Pre-check on that flight.
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  • cobratcobrat 12207 replies78 threads Senior Member
    Maybe I'll get Godzilla to keep me company as my emotional support animal. I promise he'll stay in his seat and won't be a bother at all....

    :D
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  • MYOS1634MYOS1634 42271 replies454 threads Senior Member
    Well, you'll have to pull out your books but you'll be able to take your tablet with you when you return from Europe. :)
    (My guess is that European officials managed to convince aviation officials that the risk of ion-lithium batteries in the hold was far greater than that of terrorists using an inflight tablet/laptop <- those will be carefully screened, which is fine.)
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  • doschicosdoschicos 21977 replies232 threads Senior Member
    Who are the people who try to bring this stuff on a flight?
    https://gearpatrol.com/2017/09/05/bid-on-knives-and-multi-tools-confiscated-by-tsa/?

    Check out some of the embedded links to TSA's instagram. :-O
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  • dietz199dietz199 3646 replies73 threads Senior Member
    We have TSA pre-check/Global entry. Not sure how this will pan out.

    Those scanners catch weird things. We always travel with a bit of calcium/magnesium powder in our hand luggage. If this is in a baggie there's no problem. If it's in a plastic bottle we get stopped. The scanner can't determine if it's liquid of powder when it's in such a container.
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  • wis75wis75 14214 replies64 threads Senior Member
    edited September 2017
    The pros of bringing my Kindle instead of heavy books... I think it's thin enough it won't be mistaken for something dire. No exploding battery either.
    edited September 2017
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  • yauponreduxyauponredux 738 replies25 threads Member
    DH got alot of TSA attention when we was traveling with a copy of "Guns, Germs, and Steel". The most dangerous thing about that book was probably its size - very thick and heavy. You'd think someone smart enough to read Jared Diamond for fun would be smart enough to travel with it as an ebook.
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