Why should a TSA agent ask you to get food from your carry-on baggage?
At US airports, transportation security agents may ask travelers to get food and other items from their carry-on baggage due to the limited availability of equipment.
You can blame boxer Richard Reed, for whom you now take off your shoes before you go through the airport checkpoint.
The requirement to unpack your laptop while passing through the checkpoint is due to the fact that about a year ago the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) received information that terrorists are trying to blow up an airplane with the help of explosives embedded in computers and other electronics.
But why do some TSA officers ask travelers to get food from their carry-on baggage before checking the baggage on the scanner?
TSA officials have reported that they have not received new rules about the need to get a snack from hand luggage. This is due to the fact that travelers who want to save on additional costs due to overloading the main baggage, put as much as possible in hand luggage.
Because of this, please get food from your carry-on baggage - this is an attempt to classify baggage so that x-ray scanners can better see the items inside the bags.
“TSA staff may ask you to remove certain items from your bag, such as food, powders, and any material that might interfere with clear x-ray images,” said TSA spokesman Matt Lias.
Due to the limitations of X-ray scanners, President Trump recently signed a decree to allocate $ 64 million for the purchase and testing of new scanners with CT technology (tomography) at airports.
CT technology - a long time used in hospitals - allows scanners to view bag contents in three dimensions and enables security personnel to flip the screen 360 degrees without having to unpack the bag.
I want you to go there. I was profiling me! Hahaha!
No snacks in my bag sir! He said snacks not banned yet, but could be next. Yikes !! pic.twitter.com/PSMuJUdQ83
- iedward (@iedward) March 8, 2018
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