Charge Your Phone Before Flying! TSA Will Now Block Dead Devices At Some Airports

fuqers. my phone is almost always dead when i get to an airport security line! wtf …. help! #okupiDID #NatGat2014

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We’ve all been there: you’re standing in the security line at the airport. The TSA agent is mad at you about a water bottle, or a pair of scissors, or some other thing you forgot was even in your bag. Get rid of it, or you’re not flying.

What if that thing keeping you off your flight was your dead iPhone?

This afternoon, the TSA published an announcement stating that passengers boarding flights to the US from “certain overseas airports” (the specific airports go unnamed) will first need to prove that “all electronic devices” they’ve packed can be powered up. No power? No flight — at least not while you’re carrying that dead device.

The full text of the TSA’s announcement:

Last week, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson directed TSA to implement enhanced security measures at certain overseas airports with direct flights to the United States.

As the traveling…

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