Traveling in the US.
My plane ticket showed
TSA precheck, so I was able to keep shoes on.
I put everything in my book bag/ carryon, and ever the paranoid person, asked my wife to go first and grab my stuff.
Sure enough I was picked for a random search. Here’s the question - does TSA have the right to ask to see my phone?
He did, and I told him I checked it in my bag, no way to get it. He wasn’t happy with that answer, but after repeating “so you have no possessions on you?” twice and me answering “no”, he swabbed my hands and let me go.
If I did have my phone, what exactly would he have done? Asked me to turn it on? Start looking through it?