published on January 22, 2018 - 1:18 PM
Written by Gabriel Dillard

New screening procedures have been implemented for some electronic items carried by passengers onto planes taking off from Fresno Yosemite International and other U.S. airports.

Under the new procedures, travelers will have to remove all electronics larger than cell phones from their carry-on bags and place them in bins with nothing on top or below them for X-ray screenings during standard security screenings at airports.

The new procedures were announced by the Transportation Safety Administration year and now are being implemented.

“This simple step helps TSA officers obtain a clearer X-ray image. Passengers may experience moderate delays at the security checkpoint while TSA trains officers on the new screening procedures,” states a press release issued by the agency.

“The screening of large electronics is similar to how laptop computers have been screened for years,” it continues.

“TSA officers also may suggest passengers remove other select items, including food, from their carry-on bags. This is not required, but also helps X-ray operators get a clearer view of the contents of the bag and speeds up the screening process.”

The stronger security measures don’t apply to passengers enrolled in TSA Pre✓ using the TSA Pre✓ lane.

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