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Big changes coming to airport security (what to know)


The Department of Homeland Security is set to announce new security measures Wednesday for international flights bound to the United States, which could lead to a lifting of a ban on laptops and other electronics from passenger cabins from certain airports.

The changes comes after the Transportation Security Administration said this month that it is testing computed-tomography, or CT, scanning at one checkpoint at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

In other words, the way your laptop and electronics are scanned could change on international flights soon, and experts expect this technology to eventually make it's way to all domestic airports.

Industry and U.S. officials briefed on the announcement said airlines flying directly to the United States will be required to implement "enhanced measures." If they don't, their passengers may still be barred from carrying laptops and other large electronics in passenger cabins.

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