10 airports, including COS, testing extra screening for tablets and e-readers

COS Airport
TSA is testing enhanced screening of electronics just in time for the busy summer travel season.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — TSA is testing enhanced screening of electronics just in time for the busy summer travel season.

One of the airports involved in this pilot program is Colorado Springs Airport.

In a statement, TSA said travelers will be asked to place electronics larger than a cell phone in a separate bin for x-ray screening.

TSA officers will be stationed at the airports participating in the testing to help travelers through the process.

In the statement, TSA stressed its top priority is to protect the traveling public.

The enhanced screening is taking place in some security lanes, not all. The other nine airports where this is being tested are:

  • Boise Airport (BOI) in Idaho
  • Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW)
  • Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) in Florida
  • Logan International Airport (BOS) in Boston
  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
  • Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport (LBB) in Texas
  • Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU) in San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • McCarran International Airport (LAS) in Las Vegas
  • Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)

 

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