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Taking A Scanner Through The TSA Checkpoint  
User currently offlinePhelpsie87 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 498 posts, RR: 2
Posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2385 times:

Hey guys,
I am just looking for some help. I searched the forum but couldn't find anything. I am traveling to SLC tomorrow and I wanted to take my scanner since I will be staying right by the airport. My question, is it ok to take my scanner through the check-point in DEN on to the concourse? Any thoughts are appreciated.

Also, can any UA employees give me the loads for UA 393 leaving tomorrow?

Thanks!

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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2380 times:

A scanner is not permitted for use on board the aircraft, so you may get questioned...but I know of no regulation that prohibits it.


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User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3296 posts, RR: 30
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2373 times:

Quoting Phelpsie87 (Thread starter):
is it ok to take my scanner through the check-point in DEN on to the concourse?

No worries, just keep it in the carry-on for the xray machine. I've never had an issue, even with random bag checks.



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User currently offlineDreamflight767 From United States of America, joined Dec 2008, 86 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2373 times:
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I carry my scanner on planes with me ALL the time, actually every time I travel...so does my scanner. It probably has the same Frequent Flier Mileage I do.

You'll have no problems. I have never been asked to take it out, turn it on, or show it to anyone. I just pack it in my carry on like any other electronic I bring with me.

Aaron


User currently offlinePhelpsie87 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 498 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2362 times:

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 1):
A scanner is not permitted for use on board the aircraft, so you may get questioned

Yeah I figured that, and it makes sense. I just don't want to get to the airport tomorrow and get in some hot water Big grin.


User currently offlinePhelpsie87 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 498 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2351 times:

Great! Thanks for your help guys!!

User currently offlinePHLJJS From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 417 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2340 times:

The scanner may not be used during the flight, but it is not a prohibited item. I've seen probablyrn8 scanners come through PHL in the last couple of years and they'vernnever been a problem. You may be stopped and the scanner may be ETD'edrndepending on how it looks on the x-ray screen, but the chances are itrnwould look like any other radio or electronic device and will passrnthrough with out a problem. If you are stopped, just honestly answerrnany questions about the device and explain that you are an aviation enthusiast and this is just your hobby. Please do not reach for the scanner or bag while the search is in progress and you should be on your way after a few minutes.

User currently offlineGoCOgo From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 701 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks ago) and read 2298 times:

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 1):
A scanner is not permitted for use on board the aircraft, so you may get questioned...but I know of no regulation that prohibits it.

Of course, being on UA, Ch. 9 may be available.



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User currently offlineUnited_fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7446 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks ago) and read 2278 times:

I always take mine along . Never had a problem. I like to listen to ORD tower with my headphones on when awaiting the next flight  Smile


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User currently offlinePhxplanes From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 436 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2208 times:

I bring my scanner and have never been searched. If you are worried you could take the batteries out so they wont think you are trying to use it onboard.

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