Chicago Rockford International Airport has announced new screening procedures for travelers’ carry-on items, which could at least temporarily cause delays.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) says the procedures were actually rolled out gradually over the past several weeks. They include requiring travelers to place all electronic devices larger than a cell phone in bins for x-ray screening. They must be placed in bins with nothing on top of or below them, as has been the policy with laptops for years.
Travelers will also now be required to place any bags containing liquids, gels and aerosols in quantities of less than 3.4 ounces in a bin by themselves for screening.
Passengers may experience moderate delays at the security checkpoint while the TSA trains officers on the new screening procedures. The new measures do not apply to passengers being screened in a TSA pre-check lane.