Has anybody flown with am iPad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Amnak, May 9, 2010.

  1. Amnak macrumors 6502

    Nov 16, 2009
    Hey all I'm about to fly to California on Tuesday has any one flown with an iPad ? Has any one had issues with security or do they just treat it like any other laptop ? I'm just nervous can't afford them telling me I can't take it when I'm there.
  2. BittenApple macrumors 6502a


    Nov 29, 2008
    No problems here. Cali-> Tex -> Toronto ->Detroit -> Cali
  3. mobilebuddha macrumors regular

    Jan 31, 2008
    I went through airport security in SF, LAX, Seoul and in China in early April, people thought it was just a regular notebook (i mean, pen & paper notebook). it was flagged by any of the machines.
  4. 8CoreWhore macrumors 68020


    Jan 17, 2008
    Big D
    Apple's good but they're not that good. You need one of these... :p
  5. random person macrumors 6502a

    Feb 28, 2008
    I've been on four flights and they didn't even ask me to take it out of my bag to go through security. No issues at all!
  6. Amnak thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 16, 2009
    Cool it's been like two years since my last flight and I've heard security has gotten much worse. I love this iPad more and more every day 6 hour flight + 10 hour battery makes me a happy camper er I mean flyer :)
  7. HazChem macrumors regular


    Oct 26, 2006
    Just got home yesterday and security didn't bat an eye. It was in my closed shoulder bag.
  8. Lwyd macrumors newbie

    May 1, 2010
    I tried to fly with mine to Dallas a few days after the wifi launch. Security didn't know what it was or how to treat it and made me send it through a second time, separately. I did t have any problems on the way back though.
  9. ChocolateApple macrumors 6502


    Apr 9, 2010
    New York
    Funny imaging that. It sounds like a scene from the future. "What is this strange thing?"
  10. rworne macrumors 6502a

    Jul 23, 2002
    Flights out of BWI and LAX here with a 64G 3G iPad.

    I just put it in the bin with the shoes in the Apple case. No one cared. The other thing was all the crap I didn't bring. I usually bring a notebook and separate portable DVD player & DVDs.

    Now I sync my ripped dvd's and toss the iPad, keyboard dock and charging cable into my carry-on. What I don't sync, I access via AirVideo. Good times and less stuff to lug around.

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