[At-Large] Travel tip

Alan Greenberg alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca
Mon Jul 7 22:58:05 UTC 2014

Not entirely new, they have done this periodically over the years. I 
recall that leaving New Delhi in 2008 I had a high fever (and 
ultimately found out I had pneumonia) and for the life of me I could 
not get my iPOD to come to life (forgot the lock switch was on). They 
eventually just told me to board anyway.


At 07/07/2014 04:51 PM, Evan Leibovitch wrote:

>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.

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