Patricia J. Weisshaus <patjw28@...>
I would like some feedback about flying with a laptop. I will be going to
Salt Lake City in the fall. I have had a knew joint replacement which also
whings the machines. I can have my laptop in a roller carry-on with the
rest of my equipment--lock, external A drive, etc. My question is does all
of this equipment have to removed >from the bag at the checkpoint? How do I
handle watching over it while I am being "wanded" for the knee joint?
Since the federal government inspectors are being put in place, will that
tighten up security. I will fly out of Logan Airport in Boston, have an
hour plane change in St. Louis and then on to SLC. What happens in that
hour changeover? Am I screened all over again?
Can someone help some of my anxieties?
Moderator VK: Yes, you will definitely have to remove your laptop and any other electronic equipment >from your bag when you go through security. they will want you to turn on your computer, CD player, etc. to make sure that they are not something other than functional electronic equipment. If you have all of your electronics ready when you go through security there will be a minimal delay. You will have to keep an eye on your laptop while you're being wanded. No big deal. My bra straps and the metal shanks in my shoes have delayed me at several airporta as well as at government installations where they go through the same drill. Just be ready and be cool.