PDX Mailsafe

When a prohibited item is identified, the Transportation Security Administration officer will give the traveler the option of surrendering it, leaving the line to deal with the item, or using Mailsafe. If the passenger chooses Mailsafe, the security officer takes the item to the shipping station. The agent chooses a category on the touch screen that describes the item. Then the officer places the item in an envelope, which is deposited into the Mailsafe machine.

Passengers use the keyboard to create a shipping label and receipt, and they pay for the service with a credit card. There is also an optional feature that allows an item to be stored and then retrieved upon return.

The cost for the service starts at $8.95 plus postage.