Airport security question

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by zen2go, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. zen2go

    zen2go
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2011
    Messages:
    47
    Thanks Received:
    0
    When going through airport security, do you have to pull out your iPad and put it in a separate bin like you do your laptop? Or can you just throw it on top of other things like you do your phone?
     
  2. leelai

    leelai
    Expand Collapse
    Administrator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2011
    Messages:
    24,840
    Thanks Received:
    1,306
    Just come from a holiday in the US. It is only laptops that have to be removed from cases. I just put mine still in its case on top of other things. Even left it in my bag, not a problem
     
  3. Kaykaykay

    Kaykaykay
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Wizard

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2011
    Messages:
    6,971
    Thanks Received:
    445
    In the U.S., the TSA put out guidance that iPads don't need to be removed from carry-ons, but it still allows individual airports and inspectors discretion. I don't remove mine, but travel often and have been asked to remove an iPad two or three times.

    Sometimes they appear to want to do a spot check; sometimes travelers have stuff packed so that it's hard to tell on X-ray what you've got, like when there are layers of electronics on top of each other. (Like traveling with a couple of iPads laid against each other, which I've done.)

    In other countries where I don't know the policy, I just ask before I remove anything.
     
  4. AdmiralAdama

    AdmiralAdama
    Expand Collapse
    Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2011
    Messages:
    9,552
    Thanks Received:
    625
    Same in Canada.
    AA
     
  5. jsh1120

    jsh1120
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Addict

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2010
    Messages:
    1,292
    Thanks Received:
    87
    I travel frequently with an iPad and a laptop in a sleeve, both in a Waterfield Cargo Case. I pull the laptop in its sleeve and put it in a separate bin. I don't remove the iPad. Have never been asked to do so. Though as the poster above notes, individual inspectors have discretion to ask that everything be removed.
     
  6. fre_ber

    fre_ber
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2011
    Messages:
    29
    Thanks Received:
    0
    At Zurich airport I was asked to put my iPad in a separate bin and when I asked about it, the staff said that an iPad was classified as a laptop. If that was her own classification or the general one for Zurich airport, I do not know.
     
  7. zen2go

    zen2go
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2011
    Messages:
    47
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Just went through security at DFW with the Pad inside my backpack.
     
  8. JewelGarden

    JewelGarden
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2011
    Messages:
    229
    Thanks Received:
    20
    Have not had to remove my iPad from my briefcase at LAX, SFO, or Dulles, but it was the only electronic item in the bag. YMMV

    Never, never, never give up -- Winston Churchill
     

Share This Page



Search tags for this page
do i have to pull out an ipad in airport security
,
do i have to take my ipad mini out of its otter box for airport security?
,
ipad mini in separate bin at airport?
,

ipad through airport security