How To Travel Through Airport Security Quicker And Easier
Are you going on a cruise, a tour, your “bucket list” vacation of a lifetime? More than likely, your trip will begin at the airport, and if it does, you and everyone else will need to go through the TSA Security….dread! This is the part of travel that no one looks forward to – the lines, the personal scanning, taking off your shoes and emptying your pockets – it’s all so inconvenient.
And yet, we know it’s important, and necessary for our safety.
So, yes, it’s necessary, but what can we do, how can we prepare to make our trip through security without all the frustration?
Prepare to go through airport security…
These tips will help you get through security with as little fuss as possible:
- Arrive early to give yourself plenty of time to go through security before it’s time to board the plane.
- Plan ahead – Get dressed with security in mind.
- Wear as little metal as possible…jewelry, buckles, studs on your clothing.
- Wear shoes that are easily removable and replaced.
- Wear socks…airport floors can be pretty dirty.
- Wear jackets or hoodies that don’t need to be taken off over your head.
- If you’re carrying gifts, leave them unwrapped…that can be done once you reach your destination.
- Always have your ID and your boarding pass convenient and ready to show officials.
- Pack your carry-on with security in mind.
- If you carry a water bottle, make sure it’s empty, you can fill it after going through security.
- Don’t pack knives, scissors, other sharp objects, matches, or more than one cigarette lighter.
- If you are carrying travel size items such as shampoo, pack them together in a plastic bag.
- If you are carrying medications, pack them all together in a plastic bag also.
- If you are carrying chargers and other wires, make sure the wires or cables are coiled neatly to help give a clear view of your bag’s contents during screening.
- All electronics will need to be removed from your bag so they can go through the screening machine separately, so pack them so they are convenient to get to.
- Take the time to get elite status, such as Fast Pass, Global Entry, TSA PreCheck, Clear, or any of the programs that are offered by your preferred airline.
- Be polite. Remember, TSA agents are just doing their jobs…trying to keep you safe. Things will go much smoother if your are cooperative and pleasant.
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