Only in America, where anything can be used to sell something. The article mentions laptops…I wonder if they’ll be marketing water bottles, toothpaste, or snow globes – all of which are not allowed in carry-on luggage.
Travelers nationwide could soon see ads for laptops, expensive cars and other products in the trays that carry their shoes and cell phones through X-ray machines at airport security checkpoints.
After a six-month test in Los Angeles, the federal Transportation Security Administration was expected to formally issue guidelines Thursday to vendors that want to offer the ads at other airports.
Under the plan, ad companies would pay fees to airports and provide the TSA with millions of dollars worth of trays, tables and other non-electronic items used at the security points.
In return, advertisers get to hawk watches, laptops and cell phones in a place where travelers regularly stash such items of their own.