Attention frequent travelers (or passengers who want to look like road warriors),

our friends at Sacramento International Airport share this tip:

Tablets are proving their worth in gold as they clear airport checkpoints faster. Reports show TSA still requires laptop computers to be removed from bags & placed in bins.

Tablets like the iPad, netbooks and e-readers are less dense, posing less of a security threat than laptops or larger devices and their larger storage bags.

Note: an X-ray inspector may still ask you to remove your lightweight device if s/he can’t get a good look at your bag -- or if there's something out of the ordinary. Avoid cramming unrelated materials into the same bag.