I fly at least once a month and have never taken my Ipad out of my carry on and I've never had anyone request that I do nor had my bag rescreened. But I'm sure its like everything else, each airport is different and there will probably be a time I'm told to remove it. If you feel more comfortable and want to avoid any potential hassle, remove it. If you don't care, leave it in the carry on.
I got stopped once because they claimed I had a corkscrew. I told them I didn't and offered to open the offending bag. They refused that offer and insisted on sending it through xray again, and again, and again with the crowd watching the monitor growing each time. Finally, a supervisor came over and asked me to open the bag. Inside they found a small note tablet with the spiral binding...and no corkscrew.
I fly at least twice a month and have never had to take my iPad out of my briefcase or back pack.
Someone else's experience may vary...
I fly a good deal and have found this to be the best solution: I take my laptop out (Toshiba Portege) and place it into the bin. I take my iPad2 out and separate it from the ZAGG/Logitech keyboard. I lay the iPad at about 45 degrees atop the keyboard and place THAT assembly in the same bin - there's enough room for both.
Takes a few extra seconds, but saves me from having to unload my backpack or having it rescreened.
As others have posted, I too have flown a bit with both my laptop and iPdad.
I made it my business to ask if I needed to also pull out iPad as with laptop.
I did this in at least four airports and most recently, twice with iPad2.
All responded the same.
The answer is no.
Seems the consensus is it is solely due to how slim the device is.
iPad 2 64G 3G AT&T- iPhone 4 16G - MacBook 13" Black
iPod Nano 4th Gen - iPod Nano 5th Gen - Airport Extreme - Apple TV
Just coming back from the united states on holiday I was told to take it out and have it scanned in the tray the provide. I was also told it depends on what other items you have in your bag if theybask you to take it out. I had my iPhone, psp go and all relevent cables so I was told to get it out for scanning.
Flying from Orlando to Miami to Madrid to Toulouse and reverse I never took the I pad out of my carry on. I saw it on the tsa screen out of the corner of my eye in Miami and it looked like the scanner saw right through it. I will say not all TSA check points are on the same page.
Was your iPad facing up or down? If it was facing down, and the scanner saw eight through the aluminum back, that's quite an impressive scanner! Or did you have it glass side up and what you saw were the iPad internals aka battery?Originally Posted by 82west