The Transportation Security Administration is implementing stronger security measures at several airports in the United States, including Detroit Metropolitan Airport.
The heightened security includes stronger screening procedures for carry-on items.
Travelers will be required to place all electronics larger than a cell phone in bins for screening in standard lanes. All electronics will need to be placed in a bin with nothing on top or below, similar to the procedure now in place with laptops.
Passengers may be subject to more bag checks as well.
“Whether you’re flying to, from, or within the United States, TSA is committed to raising the baseline for aviation security by strengthening the overall security of our commercial aviation network to keep flying as a safe option for everyone,” said TSA Acting Administrator Huban A. Gowadia.
The security measures are already in place for the airports listed below. There are plan to expand the security procedures to all airports in the coming months.
“It is critical for TSA to constantly enhance and adjust security screening procedures to stay ahead of evolving threats and keep passengers safe. By separating personal electronic items such as laptops, tablets, e-readers and handheld game consoles for screening, TSA officers can more closely focus on resolving alarms and stopping terror threats,” said Gowadia.
• Boise Airport (BOI)
• Colorado Springs Airport (COS)
• Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW)
• Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL)
• Logan International Airport (BOS)
• Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
• Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport (LBB)
• Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU)
• McCarran International Airport (LAS)
• Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)