How to Take Your Laptop through Airport Security
Part of the Laptops All-in-One For Dummies Cheat Sheet
Going through airport security with a laptop can be nerve-wracking. How do you make sure your notebook gets safely through the airport X-ray if you're on the other side?
Travel with a wing man or wing woman. Let your confederate go through the metal detector ahead of you and wait for valuables to arrive.
If you're traveling alone, try this procedure:
1. Put your wallet, cell phone, keys, and other valuables in zipper pockets of your jacket.
2. Send items through the X-ray machine in reverse order of their value:
Books and papers
Laptop case (minus the laptop itself)
3. When you see the laptop go through the scanner, go through the metal detector.