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IPod TSA Security Question  
User currently offlinesennabestever From United States of America, joined Jun 2012, 36 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3723 times:

I'll be traveling with a new iPod Touch still in the packaging that's a gift for the wife (who will be traveling with me). I'm assuming TSA won't make me put this through the xray outside my backpack right? I normally travel with an iPad and sometimes they make me take it out and sometimes they don't. Never traveled with an iPod though. Anyone know if they will make me take it out and spoil the surprise for the wife?

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User currently onlinealoges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 9132 posts, RR: 39
Reply 1, posted (3 years 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3723 times:

You should be ansolutely fine. I usually put everything I have in my trouser pockets into my cabin luggage just before screening and nobody has ever told me to take my iPod or phone back out.

Come to think of it, I've even had a gift-wrapped item on me without knowing what it was - since it was a gift for me. Airport security (I don't remember where it happened) asked me to take it out for an individual scan, cleared it and gave it back to me with no further questions asked. A common item like an iPod really shouldn't cause any trouble.

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User currently offlineBirdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 4013 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (3 years 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 3723 times:

If it's a factory packed Ipod you don't really need to worry about it as the TSA will probably steal it from you anyway.


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User currently offlineairportugal310 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3996 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (3 years 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3723 times:

All the responses above are correct. They don't care about that...they only care about shady things. Honestly, as a very regular traveler like most here, these items are the last thing on their minds.

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User currently onlineRyanairGuru From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 6540 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (3 years 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3723 times:

Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 2):
If it's a factory packed Ipod you don't really need to worry about it as the TSA will probably steal it from you anyway.


Yep, I hope the TSA agent who removed a brand new, factory wrapped iPhone from my case at MIA is enjoying it

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User currently offlineFI642 From Monaco, joined Mar 2005, 1079 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (3 years 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3723 times:

Having travelled with an iPad, iPod, and iPhone, you absolutely will not have a problem.

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