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Possible TSA book ban? #133726
06/26/2017 08:44 AM
06/26/2017 08:44 AM
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Early this morning I was half listening to the radio and I thought I heard a quick blurb about the TSA considering the possible banning of books in carry-ins? Really? Or did they mean you had to carry your books on in your hands?

I did a quick and half-hearted search and can't find any mention of it. Did anyone else here this or was I dreaming? It was pretty early........ That would be a huge issue for me, much as I want everyone, myself included, to be safe. Any insight gratefully appreciated.


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Re: Possible TSA book ban? [Re: pat] #133727
06/26/2017 09:16 AM
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Pat, here's a link to an article. Not a ban, but a search.

http://theweek.com/speedreads/702737/tsa...t-youre-reading

Re: Possible TSA book ban? [Re: Bahston] #133728
06/26/2017 10:27 AM
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Another reason to have Global Entry clearance.

Re: Possible TSA book ban? [Re: pat] #133729
06/26/2017 03:35 PM
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OMG! They may look in your sandwich!! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Laugh.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Yikes.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Laugh.gif" alt="" />

Re: Possible TSA book ban? [Re: The_Lurker] #133730
06/26/2017 04:29 PM
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That's when we need to bring back tuna salad, egg salad and canned sardines. I hope it doesn't ever come to that....... <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/jester.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/jester.gif" alt="" />


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Re: Possible TSA book ban? [Re: pat] #133731
06/26/2017 04:46 PM
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How about all that Asia food like Kim Chi. OMG

Re: Possible TSA book ban? [Re: pat] #133732
06/26/2017 05:33 PM
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Well that would just be too much! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Yikes.gif" alt="" />

Re: Possible TSA book ban? [Re: whammy] #133733
06/26/2017 09:08 PM
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Am I missing something? Books are scanned with your carry ons. Couldn't they see if something was hidden in a book? Is paper to X-ray scanners as lead is to Superman's X-ray vision? This annoys the heck out of me. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/cloud.gif" alt="" />

Re: Possible TSA book ban? [Re: Bahston] #133734
06/27/2017 07:55 AM
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Oh come on, anything hidden in the pages, like what???? BS..


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Re: Possible TSA book ban? [Re: Carol_Hill] #133735
06/27/2017 08:37 AM
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Not directed at anyone in particular, but TSA doesn't make this stuff up. There had to be some intelligence that let someone know that this was something the terrorists are considering. The heading of this post is misleading, as there's no talk of "banning" books. Frankly, whatever it takes to keep planes in the sky; I'm all for it.


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Re: Possible TSA book ban? [Re: shieneehead] #133736
06/28/2017 07:43 AM
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Quote

Am I missing something? Books are scanned with your carry ons


You beat me to that same comment. If scanners can't detect something in paper then what's the point? Really...just hand inspect EVERY bag. Since most times the walk through personal scanner is just looking for metal objects they should be frisking and residue swabbing everyone for explosives also or use the xray, hands up, spinning scanner 100%.

Seriously...what could be hidden in a book/magazine that couldn't be just placed in a toiletry bag, box or ANY other container. I think maybe they are really checking for certain books that would fit a profile and initiate an additional complete security check...

But I guess this way it will be interesting to see what everyone brings to read on vacation.. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Wink.gif" alt="" />

Re: Possible TSA book ban? [Re: boucharda] #133737
06/28/2017 09:08 AM
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Right on. Makes absolutely zero sense, unless they are looking for content, which they know is illegal to do.


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Re: Possible TSA book ban? [Re: Carol_Hill] #133738
06/28/2017 10:44 PM
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Hubby explained to meet it's when they hollow out pages, etc to hide something.
But that sh*t could be caught by the X-ray when carry on goes through IMO


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Re: Possible TSA book ban? [Re: pat] #133739
06/29/2017 05:11 AM
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The Daily Herald has an article on "US unveils enhanced airline security plan"

Re: Possible TSA book ban? [Re: BeachKitten] #133740
06/29/2017 06:53 AM
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Yup, that works when hiding stuff in a book on a shelf at home but, as was mentioned, everything is scanned in the airport. Why not refit a camera lens to conceal whatever you want...or ANY object. Is that Lindt chocolate brick really chocolate?

I guess if the book is thick enough it could block the scan but maybe an effort to improve the scan would be more appropriate.

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Re: Possible TSA book ban? [Re: boucharda] #133741
06/29/2017 09:54 AM
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Most people have lots "stuff" in their carry-on bag these days. It's not the book that's difficult to see on the x-ray, and clothing isn't difficult for the x-ray to see through either. It's the jam-packed carry-on with a book sandwiched between an iPad, a Kindle, a phone, a bag full of jewelry, etc, etc, which is the issue.

Re: Possible TSA book ban? [Re: Bahston] #133742
06/29/2017 10:22 PM
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