Notebook Cases (hardshells) and Airport Security

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ZMacintosh, May 21, 2009.

  1. ZMacintosh macrumors 65816


    Nov 13, 2008
    I read some threads here about sleeves and bags, but im curious about traveling with just protective casings from Speck;
    (i have the 15" unibody) and was going to pick up the Black Satin case:

    I'm going to be doing some air travel across the US and was wondering do you need to remove the casing before going through TSA/Metal Detector/Screening etc? or is keeping them on fine?
    im sure it varies from Airport to airport but anyone have any issues with these types of cases on their notebooks going through tsa?
    (just want to make sure if i should bother having it on prior to going through the airport)

  2. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

    Oct 24, 2007
    Uh. I went into a governement building the other day and put it down in the bin and they gave me no problems. Same for TSA. They aren't going to say "hey is that the speck hardcase for your macbook pro?" Most will assume its apart of the machine.
  3. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    At most, they may ask you remove your computer out of a sleep and probably a bag, but never have I seen them ask fliers to remove their computer from a hardshell.
  4. mikes70mustang macrumors 68000


    Nov 14, 2008
    id have a heck of a time popping mine off to fast, my incase fits nice and tight, so its kinda a trick to get it off
  5. m85476585 macrumors 65816

    Feb 26, 2008
  6. JCastro macrumors 6502a

    Feb 12, 2008
    Should not be an issue. I have seen larger bags go through without a problem.

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