It seems like more and more travelers have TSA friendly laptop cases. For those of you who are unfamiliar, it is a briefcase or bag that opens a certain way, and you don’t have to take your laptop out at security. According to the TSA website, there are a number of guidelines to look for:
- Your laptop bag has a designated laptop-only section that you can lay flat on the X-ray belt
- There are no metal snaps, zippers or buckles inside, underneath or on-top of the laptop-only section
- There are no pockets on the inside or outside of the laptop-only section
- There is nothing in the laptop compartment other than the laptop
- You have completely unfolded your bag so that there is nothing above or below the laptop-only section, allowing the bag to lie flat on the X-ray belt
I guess my main concern with these security friendly bags is that, while they make going through security a little bit easier, as a rule they look rather utilitarian, which is not exactly my style. (Shallow? Maybe. But if you’ve read my blog for any period of time you know I love a nice purse!) So I’m just wondering what you guys are doing. Do you have one of these bags? Why or why not? How’s it going for you?