New TSA-ordered screening procedures at ILM

New TSA-ordered screening procedures at ILM
The new security measures do not apply to TSA pre-check passengers.

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Beginning April 14, travelers should expect more involved screening procedures when they're boarding flights at Wilmington International Airport.

According to a news release from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), new screening procedures for carry-on items will require travelers in standard lanes to place all electronics larger than a cell phone in bins for X-ray screening.

The new security measures do not apply to TSA pre-check passengers.

TSA officers will ask travelers to remove electronics larger than a cell phone from their carry-on bags and place them in a bin with nothing on top or below, similar to how laptops have been screened for years. This extra step will help TSA get a clearer X-ray image.

The release said passengers may experience additional bag checks and carry-on bags should be organized and unclutters to ease the screening process and keep the lines moving.

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