iPad is airport security friendly

Discussion in 'iPad' started by ipoddin, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. ipoddin macrumors 6502a


    Jan 6, 2004
    Los Angeles
  2. WiiDSmoker macrumors 65816


    Sep 15, 2009
    Hermitage, TN
  3. wovel macrumors 68000

    Mar 15, 2010
    Fascinating, I fly two to four times a week and they love to make me take my Kindle DX out of the bag, I gave up and just take it out all the time now. Maybe they will be a little more consistent now and I can keep it put away. (Back to 1 bin, hurray). We shall see.
  4. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
  5. bytethese macrumors 68030


    Jun 20, 2007
    Cranford, NJ
    I just flew back from the Final Four, I took out my laptop but left my iPad in my bag, they didn't bat an eye. :)
  6. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    Same experience. Went through security w/ iPad + Sony reader in my briefcase. No prob @ all. Never have had a prob w/ my reader though.
  7. azboricua macrumors 6502a


    Aug 5, 2009
  8. cualexander macrumors 6502a

    Apr 3, 2006
    Charlotte, NC
    When I was at LAX they made me take my first gen kindle out and run my bag thru the scanner again. I think it really just depends on the screener
  9. vertigo235 macrumors 6502

    Jun 6, 2009
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    This is great news!
  10. technopimp macrumors 6502a

    Aug 12, 2009
    This is what drives me nuts about the TSA: completely inconsistent policies. Not only will it vary between airports, but even between screeners. No wonder it's such a major pain for travelers. If they just had standards and actually FOLLOWED them, we'd all know what to do.

    For instance, I routinely fly between Detroit and St. Louis. Sometimes, I have to remove stuff that's in ziplocks from my bag and put them in their own bin. Sometimes not. Sometimes they make you put your shoes in their own bin. Sometimes not. Sometimes they don't care if you take your shoes off. Sometimes they'll want you to walk through the arch holding your boarding pass in front of you like a shield. Then, the next time they'll angrily tell you that you should put your boarding pass away.

    The lines are so flipping long because no one knows from one gate to the next what they're going to have to do.
  11. anthonymoody macrumors 68020

    Aug 8, 2002

    Yup - recent JFK<->LAX trips I've had to take my K2 out after never having had to do so in the past. The inconsistency is a real PITA.

    And as much as I'd like to hand them a printed document showing stated TSA policies, and refuse to take my iPad out of my bag, somehow that never feels like the right idea in the moment :D
  12. Alchematron macrumors 65816


    Jan 22, 2007
    Maui Hawaii
    Hopefully that applies to all airports

    I really hate it when I have to put my MBP naked in a plastic tray and it goes along a roller ramp rattling like crazy!
  13. aluren macrumors 65816

    Sep 9, 2008
    I went through the San Jose airport last week with the iPad in my bag and the security guy told me to take it out of the bag next time... I was gonna tell them that TSA already mentioned not having to take it out, but to avoid any troubles/delays, I just said ok.
  14. Matthew9559 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 7, 2007
    Cleveland, OH
    Anything that makes the line at TSA less annoying sounds great to me!
  15. anthonymoody macrumors 68020

    Aug 8, 2002
    Just roundtripped JFK <-> LAX and left the iPad in a Waterfield sleeve, inside my small carry on (okay man-purse) and wasn't asked to remove it either way, though at LAX the guy asked me how I liked the iPad :):D:cool:
  16. jeffg819 macrumors regular

    Dec 25, 2006
    Out of Fort Lauderdale last Friday night, left the iPad in my bag, no problem.

    Coming back through Atlanta on Sunday, had to pull out the iPad. Evidently, the screener could not get a clear view because of some wires in the way (multiple chargers). Otherwise, I would have been good leaving it in the bag.

  17. DunnMaui macrumors member

    Apr 15, 2010
    Maui, Hawaii
    Fedex Shipping - Alaska vs Memphis

    I hope when they ship the 3G's that they go via Alaska. When they shipped the dock it went via China>Hong Kong>Memphis>Oakland>Honolulu>Maui. The cover was initially shipped to Alaska and came much, much quicker.
  18. 2Bad4U macrumors member


    Oct 31, 2009
    Atlantic Canada
    They made me take mine out mine in LaGuardia.

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