Portable GPS on commercial flight

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Post by jollyrgr » Sun Feb 03, 2008 12:29 pm

How does TSA treat these devices? I would be more concerned about getting past security as it working on a plane. Do they even care?
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Post by MicroRem » Sun Feb 03, 2008 1:40 pm

GPS is not a prohibited item, so it is not an issue. If they can't determine what an object is by X-Ray they will perform an ETD (Explosives Trace Detection) test to make sure its not an explosive device.

I carry mine on all the time and have never had a problem, and I fly commercial quite a bit.



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Post by Dave Dixon » Tue Feb 05, 2008 10:42 am

Thanks for all the replies and info. I lucked out with a window seat on both flights. Things worked great with it sitting on my knee nearest the window. No problems with screening or during the flight. Best $20 I could have spent (EBay). I even managed to bring a few dollars back with me from Las Vegas too! Thanks for all the input, Dave

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