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So I'm planning on traveling out of state but Im afraid that the TSA idiots are going to mishandle my macbook like they normally do with anything else they touch. I experienced stories about unresolved claims regarding broken computers that were set down on top on briefcases or fallen off the belts. Just not sure if I should bring it and let me know your experiences at the airports.
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So I'm planning on traveling out of state but Im afraid that the TSA idiots are going to mishandle my macbook like they normally do with anything else they touch. I experienced stories about unresolved claims regarding broken computers that were set down on top on briefcases or fallen off the belts. Just not sure if I should bring it and let me know your experiences at the airports.

Happened to my colleague in the few months after 9/11. Wasn't a TSA person, it was actually a National Guard that mishandled his laptop. Dropped it or something.
Travel Insurance! Is perhaps the answer.
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I bring it and take it out of the bag and into a tray, alone, immediately. This usually prevents ineptitude-based catastrophes.
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Mine's been through the TSA screening a couple times a week every week since 9/11 ... never a problem.
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TSA doesn't want to touch your stuff. They want you to touch your stuff. Like wirc says, put it in a tray yourself and put it back yourself.
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