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New TSA Carry-On Screening Underway at Detroit Metro Airport

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TSA wants carry-on items larger than cellphones, even food or books, checked at security lanes. Testing at 10 airports.

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Eli Newman
Eli Newman

The Transportation Security Administration is unveiling new screening procedures for fliers who carry electronic devices onboard an aircraft.

The new measures are being tested at 10 airports across the nation.

TSA officials say passengers are throwing so many items into carry-on bags that they are blocking scanners from detecting potential explosives.

So officials say passengers will have to take out electronic devices larger than a cellphone at security lanes.

The restrictions also include books or food items that could prevent X-Ray machines from getting a good view.

The new screening is being tested at major hubs like Los Angeles International Airport, Logan International Airport in Boston and Detroit Metropolitan Airport.

The Trump Administration has banned several foreign airlines from allowing passengers to carry laptops and other devices into the cabins of flights bound for the U.S., citing security concerns.

 

The 10 airports where the testing is underway:

  • Boise (Idaho) Airport
  • Colorado Springs Airport
  • Detroit Metropolitan Airport
  • Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood (Florida) International Airport
  • Logan International Airport in Boston
  • Los Angeles International Airport
  • Lubbock (Texas) Preston Smith International Airport
  • Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas
  • Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

Quinn Klinefelter, Senior News Editor

Quinn Klinefelter is a Senior News Editor at 101.9 WDET. In 1996, he was literally on top of the news when he interviewed then-Senator Bob Dole about his presidential campaign and stepped on his feet.

qklinefelter@wdet.org

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