‘Checkpoint Friendly’ Laptop Bag Procedures

If you have traveled with a laptop recently you may have gone through the pain of having to put your laptop on a plastic tray so that it can be scanned for ‘irregularities’. Since Aug. 16, the American TSA has allowed laptops to remain in bags when the bags meet new ‘checkpoint friendly’ guidelines. Not all laptop bags are ‘checkpoint friendly’.

To help streamline the security process and better protect laptops TSA has recently encouraged manufacturers to design bags that will produce a clear and unobstructed image of the laptop when undergoing X-ray screening. A design that meets this objective will enable TSA to allow laptops to remain in bags for screening.

New ‘Checkpoint Friendly’ Laptop Bag Procedures and Industry process and guidelines for laptop bags