21 Nov
Airport Security that has a clue.  By this I mean, the bags that are TSA friendly actually get through security with a laptop still in the bag – as designed!  The bags that zip open in such a way to allow the scanner to scan the laptop compartment unobstructed.

Best $40 (sam’s club) I ever spent! Swiss Gear Scan-Smart Bag
The bag is pretty sturdy and has tons of pockets! I can do 4 days on the road with this bag alone – no drag bag required – no gate checking – even on the puddle jumpers still fits under the seat!

The Scan Smart bag I have

So far, these are the airports I have been through with my laptop backpack without having to remove my laptop (I’ll add others in the near future – no doubt):
  • CAK – Akron Canton
  • CLE – Cleveland Hopkins (Continental Checkpoint)
  • HAS – Houston Hobby
  • IAH – George Bush Intercontinental
  • FAT – Fresno Air Terminal
  • SFO – San Francisco (Just for a connection but, yes I had to leave terminal and rescreen)
  • MSP – Minneapolis St. Paul
  • DFW – Dallas Fort Worth
  • IND – Indianapolis (New Airport)
  • BMI – Bloomington Normal Illinois
  • STL – Lambert St. Louis
  • RAP – Rapid City South Dakota
  • SEA – SeaTac Seattle Tacoma Washington