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Traveling with Trayvax: Can Your Wallet Go Through TSA

It is your turn next. A few steps forward and you are passing your personal identification card, passport and boarding pass to the security agent sitting in front of you. A glance back and forth, a quick smile and you are on your way. The mind starts preparing for the next five minutes of events passing through airport security.. 

Taking off your shoes, removing your watch, cinch belt and finally you place your Contour in the bin. You may quickly think to yourself “Are Trayvax wallets TSA approved.” Do not fret, we make all of our wallets within the guidelines set by Transportation Security Administration(TSA)! Your wallet is good to go with you around the world. Safe travels!

When traveling abroad these laws can change depending on what country you are venturing to. Today I returned from three weeks overseas, I traveled to Sapporo, Japan, which required two security checkpoints each way. The airport security at SeaTac checked my passport and kindly asked me to remove it from my Explorer Wallet. After placing my cell phone in the conveyor belt container, pulling out all my electronic devices, the TSA agent grabbed my Contour and slowly began admiring it.

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After asking him if the wallet was TSA compliant, he inspected the wallet. He nodded and said “Yes, I just thought it was a unique design for a wallet, it looks cool.” 

I began to explain how Trayvax wallets are made. He could tell how excited I was to talk about our products. A jolt through the metal detector, a repack of my carry on bags and I was on my way!

Pro tip: TSA is mostly concerned with sharp or burly objects like a baseball bat. The common ones I need to take out of my everyday bag are my multi tools for snowboarding, a trek knife and anything that could be misconceived as a weapon. These items will need to travel in your checked bags or left at home for the trip.

Things to consider when traveling through airport security:

Even though we use these items as tools, we should consider whether they could cause alarm to a TSA officer. My friend tells a story of going on a ski mountaineering trip and attempted to walk through airport security with an ice ax. Though he would never attempt to use it as a weapon but rather a life support device in extreme environments, one could understand why it should not be stored in the cabin on the airplane.

Traveling back from Japan required two more checkpoints. Having never been through a Japanese comparable TSA, I considered the worst. Everything went smoothly, they even offered house slippers when walking through the metal detector. 

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Anyone who has flown on an airplane can understand that traveling can be stressful. The last thing you should worry about is your wallet not being TSA approved. Trayvax is here with you for all your travels!

Friendly Reminder: Unfortunately, we can not guarantee that every product is a TSA approved wallet. Each individual airport security officer has the freedom to decide what should be done in a particular situation. We make all our wallets within TSA guidelines.

SUMMARY:

-Trayvax makes all of our wallets with TSA guidelines in mind
-When traveling it is a good idea to double check every item in your carry on
-TSA created What Can I Bring?” to help with any confusion prior to arriving at the airport

Cheers,

Brian Zig - Trayvax Content Creator
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