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Notebook Prohibited As A Carry-on?  
User currently offlineAirbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 9
Posted (12 years 4 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1401 times:

I've heard that laptops' bags/cases are prohibited as carry ons. only the machine itself is allowed onboard. is that true? i am visiting the states again this weekend and the last time i visted was pre 911.

also, can someone tell me what are and what are not allowed as carry-ons after 911? sharp objects not allowed obviously what else? anyone has the complete list or sort?

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User currently offlineBigPhilNYC From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4077 posts, RR: 54
Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1396 times:

You are also not allowed to bring terrorists aboard.


Phil Derner Jr.
User currently offlineAirbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1388 times:

haha good one Big Phil... reminds me of TWA - Terrorists Welcome Aboard.

User currently offlineZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5569 posts, RR: 36
Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1358 times:

???????? I always have my Apple Titanium Power Book IN a notebook-case as carry on. I never had any problems. Sometimes I had to take it out sometimes not, sometimes I had to turn it on sometimes not (BTW at the same US airport).

User currently offlineAirbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1351 times:

so ZRH, do you mean it all depends on the security officer?

User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (12 years 4 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1348 times:

Notebooks are allowed and so are laptop cases, but you have to remove the laptop from your case

User currently offlineAirbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (12 years 4 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1338 times:

so since both of them are allowed, what reasons are there to justify the rule that they have to be separated?

User currently offlineTbird From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 851 posts, RR: 19
Reply 7, posted (12 years 4 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1339 times:

Greetings:

I take my laptop and case on-board with me. They just made me take it out and turn it on. ZRH Don't you just love when you use your Mac on long flights and about half way through the flight all those PC laptops run out of battery life, but our Mac's are still going strong  Smile/happy/getting dizzy Mac's Rule!!!!


User currently offlineDelta-flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2676 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (12 years 4 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1323 times:

Airbus Lover....in the USA, the laptop and case only have to be separated while going through the security x-ray machine, then you can put the computer back in its case and carry it onboard. That is not at the discretion of the inspector -- it's a regulation, posted at the entrance to the security screening.

On a typical 2-7 day business trip, I carry my computer case onboard plus a roll-on bag with my belongings that fits in the overhead bin.

Items you can carry on....

http://www.tsa.dot.gov/workingwithtsa/TSA%20PR%20Prohibited%20Items%20Part%20I&IIa.doc

Items you cannot carry on.....

http://www.tsa.dot.gov/workingwithtsa/TSA%20PR%20Prohibited%20Items%20Part%20I&IIb.doc

Both of the above will download MSWord documents from the Transportation Department web site. Why they are not pdf files, I'll never know. Hope you can open them.

Cheers,
Pete


User currently offlineHoustondallas From Canada, joined Jul 2001, 92 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 4 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1311 times:

Well it's always nice when I have the only laptop on board that still has power, even after the macs have died. Love those multiple battery bays!

Don't really understand the whole laptop thing. Why must it be removed from it's carrying case? Do they secretly block x-rays? Why must they be turned on? Like a terrorist couldn't make a laptop into a bomb and still have it turn on. This is just one of the bizare things that go on in security. The resources available would be more than sufficient if someone actually took the time to think and make some sensible security decisions.

houston


User currently offlineZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5569 posts, RR: 36
Reply 10, posted (12 years 4 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1289 times:

Tbird: You are absolutely right. It is great to have a thin, lightweight Mac Titanium Powerbook with system X and not to worry about any windows sh... BTW Houstondallas, the Titanium battery lasts longer than a the batteries of any other notebook, if I wanted I could take also more than one with me.
Sorry folks this does not belong to the topic, but I had to answer  Smile/happy/getting dizzy.
Back to the topic: It is right that you have to take it out of the case only at security control. After that you can put it back and take it on board.

Regards Philipp


User currently offlineAirbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (12 years 4 months 3 days ago) and read 1268 times:

I saw in the other posts in this forum someone mentioned that they had to send their notebook bags in the belly of the plane while they were given some stuff to cover their laptops and carry on board.

User currently offlineAirbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (12 years 4 months 3 days ago) and read 1262 times:

oh and forgot to ask:
HlywdCatft, you said: "Notebooks are allowed and so are laptop cases, but you have to remove the laptop from your case" do you mean at the security checkpoint?




User currently offlineFlashmeister From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2900 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (12 years 4 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1224 times:
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When I fly on business, I typically have _two_ laptops with me, a Titanium PowerBook G4 with Mac OS X and a HP OmniBook with Windows 2000. Only once was I forced to turn them on - most of the time, I take them out of the laptop bag, send them both through each in their own little plastic thingy, and then my bag. After screening, everything goes back in the bag.

At DEN, they even have signs about 20' feet after you're out of the security checkpoint (at least on the bridge to A) that say "Got Laptop?"... One time, I didn't -- it was a very good thing that I saw the sign.  Smile

Since 9/11, I've taken 20 trips through security with both laptops, and never has my bag been taken from me to check... whoever told you that you can't take a laptop bag onboard is mistaken.


User currently offlineSkyhawk From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1066 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (12 years 4 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1207 times:

Delta-flyer-Do you, or anyone else here for that matter, know where you can find the COMPLETE list of objects that cannot be taken on board? The reason I am asking is this-recently while leaving from Daytona Beach, I was told by a true B***H from security that my plastic round ended crochet hook was not allowed(btw all of this was said while my husband and I were having coffee because our flight was delayed,not even trying to go through security at the time). I tried to be polite asking if she could show me, in print, where this was shown, she replied that she was security and she had no obligation to do this, I just had to comply. I asked if her boss was available, again she refused saying he had no time to deal with passengers. My husband tried to point out that as pass riders we weren't out to create problems, just trying to inquire for future references. Facing a man, she changed a bit trying to insinuate that these regulations were from the airport manager and that each airline in DAB had copies of them. At that point my husband went to the Delta counter, found the station manager, a friend of his, and the manager said there wasn't any such list of regulations. He confronted her again, but she still refused any answers. Then when it was once again time for our flight and we went through security you would not believe how we were treated. Let's just say it wasn't nice in any way shape or form. But the best part is that we did get the crochet hook through without any of them finding it. If any of you guys(or girls) can help I certainly would appreciate it.

User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4791 posts, RR: 23
Reply 15, posted (12 years 4 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1200 times:

I've never had that problem. I've had to power up my laptop after having it x-rayed, but thats all. I never had to take it out of the bag before it was x-rayed.

User currently offlineZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5569 posts, RR: 36
Reply 16, posted (12 years 4 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1200 times:

AirbusLover: Why should you have to give your case into the belly? This makes no sense at all. A notebook-case is not more "dangerous" than any other bag. It is correct, you have to take it out and let it scan, sometimes you have to turn it on and then you can put it back and take it into the aircraft. This is very logical and I don't understand the question why you should not be allowed to take your notebook-bag into the aircraft.

User currently offlineOflove13 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 114 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (12 years 4 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1199 times:

You can bring your laptop with you i always do, you just have to take it out of the bag when u put it through the x-ray machine then u can put it back in the carrier. It also doesnt count as a carry on its considered a personal item. so you can usually bring one carry on and one personal item with you. As for what cant u bring, well anything sharp, if you think you might not be able to bring it on the plane just put it in your check luggage, sharp objects are allowed in there since you dont have access to them


User currently offlineAirbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 18, posted (12 years 4 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1166 times:

I mean after Sept. 11, I have made more than 10 roundtrips but none of them in the US. So I was asking since I heard the rules there are much stricter now.

I even heard abt laptop cases thats why i asked. now, everytime i pass the x-ray thing at different airports, i just put my whole laptop case in. But why is it that in the US or in any other places, u have to take it out and put it to scan separately? Is this a security matter?


User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4575 posts, RR: 41
Reply 19, posted (12 years 4 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1144 times:

At Sydney (and I assume the rest of Australia), as well as removing your laptop from its case, you must remove the battery from the laptop and pass all three through the x-ray machine seperately.

V/F



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User currently offlineAirbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 20, posted (12 years 4 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1117 times:

Are the contents of the carrying case not thorough enough on their screen so thats why they require us to remove them? or is it other security reasons?

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