"airport security friendly"-can I leave my MBP in the neoprene sleeve?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by KonzaPrairie, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. KonzaPrairie macrumors newbie

    Jan 19, 2011
    My new Incase neoprene sleeve for my new MacBookPro 13" says it is airport security friendly. I have googled and googled this question and can't find an answer. Does that mean that I can leave the Mac in the sleeve when going through security?
    Thanks. By the way I love love love this computer. I've never used a Mac before and I'm 73 and have had few learning curve problems. It's a dream to operate--feel like I have the Mercedes of all laptops.
  2. jenzjen macrumors 68000

    Aug 20, 2010
    If it is just a sleeve (no outer pockets, etc) so the only thing inside is the laptop, then you'll be fine. I've had no issues in doing this with either the MBA or a 15" MBP.
  3. thunderboltspro macrumors regular

    Oct 4, 2009
    Last year when I flew with my 15 in mbp, I had to take it out of the sleeve, when I boarded the cruise ship I had to take it out of the sleeve. It may have changed since I last flew but I highly doubt it. I thought the Ipad was one of a few devices you didn't have to uncover.
  4. iLog.Genius macrumors 601


    Feb 24, 2009
    Toronto, Ontario
    My experience is that even with TSA friendly bags, they still make you remove your computer. I guess it depends on the person at the scanner.
  5. Alvi macrumors 65816


    Oct 31, 2008
    Absolutely, "TSA Friendly" Stuff means that it (maybe) got some sort of Approval from them, but that doesn't mean that all the people that work on that domain have to know it, and it would be worse that they avoid checking something like that just because of that.

    I always put my 13" MBP in a Golla Sleeve, It does have a small pocket in the back but I could keep it there most of the times I went through Security checks (and those were many) [​IMG]
  6. Blu101 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 10, 2010
    It can have pockets so long as there are no wires/etc. in the pockets when it goes through - just empty the pockets.

    This may vary a bit depending on country and airport, and of course, any TSA agent can always ask for a closer inspection at any time.
  7. johnnyxhuynh macrumors regular


    Jun 17, 2006
    Houston, TX, USA
    The answer is supposed to be YES:
  8. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    Every country, every airport will be different
    Even different times of the day will be different
    There are no absolutes

    I have put my iPad through in my carry on and have never had to take it out
    Others have to take it out all of the time

    You may or may not have to remove it from the sleeve
    You will never know until you get to security

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