Booq vyper m airport security?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by shoebobs, Dec 22, 2008.

  1. shoebobs macrumors regular

    Jul 5, 2008

    I recently purchased the Booq Vyper M2 sleeve for my MBP 15." Here is the product link -

    I am going to be traveling with this for the first time in a few days and I am wondering - when going through security can I leave my MBP in the sleeve and send it through the X-Ray machine? Or do I have to take it out?

    I know the TSA recently changed the rules for laptops and this kind of sleeve should work, but I am wondering if anybody who has this specific sleeve could let me know of their experience. Apparently, it can depend on the material and other factors, not just the kind of bag/sleeve

  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    It's been a while since I traveled by air, but the last time I did, they required everyone to open all notebooks and at least turn them on, which you can't do with it still in the sleeve.
  3. skubish macrumors 68030


    Feb 2, 2005
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    You should be OK but you never know with the TSA. They could ask you to take it out of sleeve.

    I haven't been asked to turn on a laptop in 5 years and I doubt you will have to.
  4. jackiecanev2 macrumors 65816


    Jul 6, 2007
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    I think the OP os referring to the new TSA "checkpoint friendly" laptop bag clause, and yes the vyper meets the requirements (butterfly, no pockets, no top/bottom/internal zippers, only holds laptop, can be laid flat). I've flown with mine recently and it was fine most of the time; I did get a TSA agent that was unaware of said checkpoint-friendly bags and insisted I open it anyway. No big.
  5. shoebobs thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 5, 2008
    Just in case anyone was wondering -

    I had no issues keeping my MBP in the case while sending it through the x-ray. The only thing is that I was supposed to put it in one of the plastic bins they have for you to put your items in (you are not supposed to put it directly on the conveyor belt). But they didn't need me to take it out of the Booq sleeve/turn it on or anything.
  6. numbersyx macrumors 65816


    Sep 29, 2006
    You're going to have to take it out of the sleeve. Don't know why the authorities insist on it but they do.
  7. JNB macrumors 604


    Oct 7, 2004
    In a Hell predominately of my own making
    Keep in mind that not every agent/every checkpoint will be completely up to speed on what's allowed/approved. Best thing is to try & send it through based on the "approved" procedures, and if they want you to pull it out, smile and comply. Let the supervisor know after you're cleared that the case you have is on the approved list. A copy of the TSA webpage may be handy.

    Just remember, this is no place for "righteous indignation." ;)

    It can take several months for everyone to get up to speed, which is why I've held off.

    As far as powering it up, I don't think I've had to do that since 2002 or 2003, and I'm going through a checkpoint at least twice a week, every week.
  8. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604


    Dec 29, 2006
    dallas, texas

    Sorry. Had to. Really, could you not read the four post below. I have been traveling with a Vyper fine through the friendly checkpoints, so far no one has asked me to remove it. Have to find a solution for the portable HP 460WBT though...
  9. kellen macrumors 68020


    Aug 11, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    Been doing a lot of traveling and I think that it resides in the type of bag. To go through in the sleeve, it must be only a sleeve, no pockets or ability to hold anything else.

    But I do agree that different TSA agents are going to do what they want.

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