Why is a phone carried through the metal detector any more dangerous than a phone that goes through the x-ray machine inside your carry-on luggage? If it didn't triger the metal detector then its unlikely to draw any attention from the x-ray screener either.codash1099 said:May be true but surely phones are a potential danger?
NM said:Why is a phone carried through the metal detector any more dangerous than a phone that goes through the x-ray machine inside your carry-on luggage?
alect said:I have had this "asked" of me once (to put my BP and passport through the Xray) - at TBIT LAX. I will never accede to such a request again (not that anything happened in that instance but it is a ridiculous and incorrect direction to a pax).
I agree - it's someone having a bad day.
basso said:I would not have described the 'reminder' as 'gentle'. Rude and aggressive would be a more accurate description
stryker said:Never had this happen to me in the USA, and I visit there at least 10 times a year. I agree with NM that the TSA always ask that you present your BP when going through the metal detector. They are not usually interested in your passport at that stage.
Was this a while ago, pre-TSA?