With the 5th year anniversary of 9/11, security measures at the airport are still at a heightened level. What computer equipment is prohibited? What can you carry-on and check?
The good news is that just about everything can be carried on or checked. This includes laptops, cell phones, pagers, BlackBerry’s, Treo’s, camcorders, and cameras.
There are a couple of items that can be damaged by the checked baggage detector. Undeveloped film in older non-digital cameras may be damaged with this scan. Also, older laptop batteries have been known to be damaged by the checked baggage detector.
To avoid damaging your film and laptop batteries, take these items as carry-ons. Apparently, it has been found that the carry-on medal detectors are not as strong and damaging as the checked baggage detectors. We cannot help you with the airport delays and waiting time, but hopefully, this tip will prolong your wait for replacement equipment.