[At-Large] Travel tip

Evan Leibovitch evan at telly.org
Mon Jul 7 20:51:53 UTC 2014

It can be summarized like this:

If you bring an electronic device onboard, a TSA officer may require that
you to demonstrate that you can use the device. This means that when you
get to security, either the device must already be on (as most phones are)
or can be booted in front of the officer.

So the warning is to make sure that the battery of your device is charged
before you go to security. If you are unable to start your device because
of low battery, or if the battery isn't working, the TSA will not allow the
device on the aircraft, you will have to leave it behind.

It appears they are looking for devices that look on the outside like
phones and laptops but do not function because they have ... other ...
things inside.

On 7 July 2014 15:14, León Felipe Sánchez Ambía <leonfelipe at sanchez.mx>

> Dear all,
> As many of us travel to the U.S. from very diverse origins and for very
> varied reasons, I thought it would be useful for you to know that enhanced
> security measures are being put in place by the TSA and now seem to require
> that all electronic devices are properly powered as powerless devices will
> not be allowed on board the aircraft.
> This can be specially important since the next ICANN meeting will take
> place in Los Angeles.
> Heres a link to the official statement:
> http://www.tsa.gov/press/releases/2014/07/06/enhanced-security-measures-certain-airports-overseas
> I hope the information is useful.
> Best regards,
> León
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