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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

  • dietz199dietz199 Registered User Posts: 3,447 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.
  • wis75wis75 Registered User Posts: 13,316 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.
  • yauponreduxyauponredux Registered User Posts: 669 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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