As the summer traveling season hits full stride, the Transportation Security Administration is reminding passengers what they can and can't bring aboard planes at Sacramento International or any airport. That jigsaw? No. That gun? Absolutely not. Molly Sullivan The Sacramento Bee
As the summer traveling season hits full stride, the Transportation Security Administration is reminding passengers what they can and can't bring aboard planes at Sacramento International or any airport. That jigsaw? No. That gun? Absolutely not. Molly Sullivan The Sacramento Bee

Transportation

Flying out of Sacramento? A new TSA rule awaits

By Benjy Egel

begel@sacbee.com

October 24, 2017 07:44 AM

UPDATED October 25, 2017 08:01 AM

A new security regulation being rolled out nationwide has reached Sacramento International Airport.

Passengers carrying electronic devices larger than a cell phone, such as tablets, e-readers and video game consoles, are now required to place their items in separate bins independent of all other baggage. The added step allows Transportation Security Administration agents to scan carry-on bags more easily, according to a TSA news release.

Sacramento International Airport officials are recommending passengers arrive at their terminal two hours before their flight departs in anticipation of added delays.

The security measure was tested at 10 locations before expansion to all U.S. airports began this summer. It does not apply to TSA Pre-Check passengers.

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