Well that was quick: after Laughing Squid reported last week on an annoying new TSA-imposed rule requiring travelers out of SFO to remove every single, solitary electronic device from carry-ons at security checkpoints for separate scanning, word came yesterday that the rule has disappeared just as mysteriously as it appeared. In an update on their new blog, the TSA updated the situation thusly:
"After some calls to our airports, we learned that this exercise was set up by local TSA offices and was not part of any grand plan across the country. These practices were stopped on Monday afternoon and blackberrys, cords and iPods began to flow through checkpoints like the booze was flowing on Bourbon Street Tuesday night. (Fat Tuesday of course)."
-- Brian Bernbaum