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Longer waits expected with new airport screenings


October 19, 2017

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced last week it will be implementing new, stronger carry-on baggage security screening procedures at airports in Southeast Alaska.

The new procedures have already taken effect at Juneau International Airport and will be coming to Wrangell, Ketchikan, Sitka, Cordova and Yakutat over the next five weeks.

The new procedures require travelers to place all electronics larger than a cell phone in bins for x-ray screening when going through the security checkpoint. Travelers departing affected airports will be asked to remove these items from...

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