TSA X-rays MacBook Air, Shares Video Online

Remember when the Transportation Security Administration was diligently working to ensure that no MacBook Air owner would miss their flight due to confusion over its x-ray image? The TSA conducted tests on a MacBook Air by running it through an x-ray machine specifically for this purpose.

Surprisingly, the MacBook Air’s solid state drive presented a different appearance compared to conventional laptops on the x-ray, details of which the TSA did not disclose.

Ultimately, the TSA has taken proactive measures by distributing x-ray images of the MacBook Air to their screeners nationwide, ensuring they are familiar with its unique internal structure.

This initiative certainly boosts passenger confidence in airport security protocols.


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