TSA responds to the MacBook Air: now cleared
In case you’ve missed it over the past few days, the TSA had a bit of a PR snafu when they prevented Michael Nygard from catching his plane because he was carrying a MacBook Air.
It ended up all over the blogosphere (as you would expect) rather quickly.
Over at Blog Business Summit I called on the TSA to respond on their own blog, which they finally did yesterday (and I’m sure they did it just because I asked them to).
The upshot? That TSO’s (the people working the X-ray machine) are trained to look for irregularities. Given that the MacBook Air with a solid state drive X-rays like practically no other laptop, it’s not surprising that it would cause some surprises.
Go read their post for the full response.