A bin for your shoes and jacket, a bin for your laptop, and maybe another bin for your backpack -- you can already count on using at least two or three bins in addition to your carry-on luggage at airport security. But you may have to juggle yet another bin and unpack additional large electronic devices under a potential policy change from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
As a report by ABC News explains, the TSA is currently testing a new security checkpoint procedure that requires travelers to unpack all electronic devices that are bigger than a phone and put them in a separate bin -- like you already do with laptops -- for screening. In other words, you'd have to take out your iPad, Kindle, or other large tablets or gaming devices and add another bin to your x-ray conveyor belt train. The change also requires separate screening for some food items, according to the report, or manual inspection by TSA personnel if you don't comply. Travelers with PreCheck won't be affected.