[Noisebridge-congress] re-entry to the US

Kate McKinley kate at lugh.net
Mon Jan 4 20:02:35 UTC 2010

I was able to travel with a rollon and a laptop bag with two laptops. YMMV.


On Mon, Jan 4, 2010 at 9:45 AM, Ben Rupert <meowdip at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey, just thought I'd let everyone know that the new security requirements
> since Dec. 25th say that passengers are no longer allowed carry on bags when
> flying into the US from other countries.  You are only allowed a personal
> item.  I've talked to a couple gate agents here in Canada where I've been
> stuck for the past day.  They told me that the size of the personal item is
> heavily dependent on the US security agent who screens you.  They told me
> that I may not be allowed to carry my backpack which easily fits under a
> seat.  Some have only been allowing a very small purse or laptop in a
> sleeve.  Also it's not clear if they're patting down every single passenger
> still or not.  Anyway I thought I would warn the people who are still in
> Europe but returning in the next couple weeks.  If there is anything that
> you absolutely must carry with you (such as medications), make sure you can
> get it out easily and stuff it in a pocket, or put it there in the first
> place.  Or better yet stay in a more sane country.
> Ben
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