Passengers departing Rapid City Regional Airport should prepare for stronger carry-on baggage security screening procedures, which started Tuesday.
The Transportation Security Administration now requires travelers to place all electronic devices larger than a cellphone in bins for X-ray screening when going through the security checkpoint. The electronics should be placed in a bin with nothing on top or below, similar to how laptops have been screened for several years.
Travelers should continue to remove their one-quart bag containing liquids, gels and aerosols in quantities of less than 100 ml from their carry-on bag.
However, the new procedures now require the bag to be placed in a bin by itself for X-ray screening. By removing these specific items from the carry-on, TSA officers are able to obtain a clearer view of them on the X-ray screen, according to a news release.