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Laptops and flying
buzzed, B&W
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So, the headline reads TSA to Allow Laptops in Approved Bags. Sounds promising . . .

For those who don't fly with laptops as carry-ons, the issues is that currently you have to take your laptop out, place it in a bin, and then have it go through the x-ray. Kind of a pain.

From the short blurb:
To qualify as "checkpoint friendly," a bag must have a designated laptop-only section that unfolds to lie flat on the X-ray machine belt and contains no metal snaps, zippers or buckles and no pockets.
In other words, sounds like it's basically going to have to be an auxiliary sleeve that will have to fold away from the rest of the bag - in other words, not much convenience. I will not be buying a new bag with this "feature" - though I really do like the Osprey ReSource Elroy and Astro messenger bags. They seem very similar to the Torque that I have for work, just soft sided and a flap top instead of the zipper top, both of which I'd prefer. I'm not sure if I'd want the smaller Astro or the Elroy (1100 and 1500 cubic inches respectively, while my current Osprey is 1200).

I think the one advantage the Timbuk2 has though, is the large velcro, rather than the individual snaps . . .
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