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UPDATE: Kahului Airport Downed X-Ray Unit Back in Operation

Updated 1:30 p.m. on May 4.

TSA officials say that screening equipment at Kahului Airport that was deemed inoperable on Friday has been repaired.

The repairs were completed Saturday morning and normal TSA security checkpoint screening operations resumed immediately.

Original story published on May 3.

TSA is advising travelers to arrive at Kahului Airport at least two hours prior to flight departure due to potential delays at the security checkpoint. Currently, TSA is experiencing reduced screening capacity of carry-on luggage due to an inoperable x-ray unit following a power surge in the security checkpoint earlier today.   TSA is working to repair the x-ray equipment, but there is no estimated time for completion. Until then, TSA offers the following tips for travelers:  

  • Arrive at least two hours prior to flight departure. The security checkpoints are extremely busy during the evening hours due to the number of departing flights scheduled at that time.
  • Consider checking your luggage. Reducing the number of carry-on bags and personal items that need to be screened through the security checkpoint saves time for all travelers.
  • Be prepared for the screening process. Don’t bring prohibited items to security checkpoint. Use TSA’s “Can I Bring?” feature to find out whether an item is allowed in your carry-on luggage or if it needs to be placed in checked luggage. This information is available on TSA’s website ( or you can download the “MyTSA” app for on-the-go travel advice.



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