The Transportation Security Administration says it will no longer require travelers to have luggage tags in their checked bags, and is requiring travelers to wear one for each bag they carry.
But the TSA says it can’t guarantee that bags with tags won’t be mistaken for bags without tags, and it’s not stopping there.
The TSA says passengers can still leave luggage tags on their checked baggage, but they’ll be required to wear them for all of their luggage.
That’s because some travelers don’t have tags on the top of their bags.TSA spokesman John McCarthy told CNN that the agency can’t ensure that all of those bags will be properly tagged before leaving.
“We can’t say for sure, but if we had a lab that could be done and we could get the results back, we could say, ‘Well, that’s a bad bag,'” McCarthy said.
“So that’s why we’re changing our policy to make sure that we have tags that you’re allowed to leave on the bags.”
The TSA says the change means it will make it easier for travelers to get tagged for their bags if they have tags already on their bags, but not if they haven’t.
The agency says it’s trying to make the change so travelers who don’t need tags won�t have to worry about having their bags mistakenly tagged.
“The TSA is aware that some people are confused about the new policy and the fact that they don’t actually have to wear a tag,” McCarthy said in a statement.
“The TSA wants to make it as easy as possible for travelers with tags on bags to leave their bags without one.
We hope to have the policy in place by the end of the year, so that travelers who have tagged bags can leave them safely without any additional baggage.”
The new policy will only apply to checked bags with at least one tag, and no more than five.
The TSA also says it is requiring passengers to have a tag in their bag for each item they bring with them.
If you bring a laptop, that computer is going to need a tag on it, too, so travelers can’t leave it without one, McCarthy said, adding that the TSA is working on a way to get a computer that can do this without having to wear tags.
The agency says travelers can leave a laptop with a tag attached to the laptop.
But McCarthy said this is not the case for all laptops.
He said the TSA has not received any reports of laptops with tags being misused or lost.