To ensure the security of airline passengers and the nation’s airports, the Transportation Security Administration will implement new, stronger screening procedures for carry-on items at South Carolina airports in the near future.
The new procedures, which were announced earlier this year, will require travelers to place all electronics larger than a cell phone in bins for X-ray screening in standard lanes.
TSA officers will begin to ask travelers to remove electronics larger than a cell phone from their carry-on bags and place them in a bin with nothing on top or below, similarly to how laptops have been screened for years. This simple step helps TSA officers obtain a clearer X-ray image. It is possible that passengers may experience more bag checks, however, through extensive testing, TSA identified ways to improve screening procedures with quicker and more targeted measures to clear the bags.