If you travel out of Rockford, Chicago or any US airport, you need to aware of a new rule that will affect your travel plans in the near future.

According to the Chicago Tribune, the TSA has announced that soon, all electronics will have to go into screening bins.This includes, but is not limited to:

  • e-readers
  • Game Boys
  • tablets
  • CPAP machines
  • DVD players
  • Barbie B-Books
  • iPads
  • larger cell and smart phones

Any electronic item larger than a cellphone, will be screened separately. That means if you plan to carry on these items, you can no longer leave them in your carrying bag and will have to remove them and place them in those plastic bins for separate screening when you get to security. Travelers already are used to doing this with computers.

The rule has not gone into effect yet at RFD, but expect the new screening procedures to go in to effect in the near future.  The rule will apply for all US airports and for international airports with flights traveling to the USA. Travelers should plan to allow additional time for the new security measures.

This comes on the heels of the RFD airport's recent announcement that it would institute pay parking.

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