TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - TSA is setting new rules for your carry-on luggage and it's something you really need to hear if you are one of those digital packrats. If your electronics are bigger than your average sized cell phone. You're going to have to take them out of your carry-on and give them a look.
The electronics should be in a bin with nothing on top or below. That's how laptops have been screened for several years.
Passengers may experience more bag checks, so it is strongly advised that passengers arrive at TUS at least 90 minutes before their flight’s departure.
There are no changes to what travelers can bring through the checkpoint. Liquids in quantities less than 100 ml (3.4 ounces), food, electronics, and books continue to be allowed in carry-on bags.
These rules are already at Flagstaff Pulliam Airport; Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport; Page Municipal Airport; Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport; Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport; Prescott Municipal Airport; and Show Low Regional Airport.
The procedures will be implemented at airports nationwide in the coming weeks and months.
TSA reps hope you will not be that guy fumbling to pull out your stuff while the line stacks up behind you.
Lorie Dankers of TSA says "and if you multiply that by hundreds of passengers everyday it can slow down the process. That's why it's important to take an inventory of what you're traveling with to know the rules and remove them as needed.">
Travelers we met think stronger safety is worth a small extra hassle.
James Svab says, "Feels safer on the airplane, especially nowadays with so much stuff going on."
Ndifor Chesi says airports in Europe already inspect smaller electronics.
"So I don't think it's much of a hassle but at the end of the day it's pretty much for the global good."
But because the new rules could increase inspection times, TSA suggests getting to the airport 90 minutes before your flight, instead of the usual 60.