Airports are a necessary evil for those who travel. They can be crowded, confusing and frustrating, but for the most part we don’t spend too much time in them. The same cannot be said for airport security. Between the lines and the pat downs traveling through an airport can be more of a stressful experience than relaxing.
Fear not, I am here to help you with preparing for your next airport security experience. Here are seven tips that will help make your travels just a bit easier…
I spend a lot of time in airports. I’m pretty sure you do too. And with the TSA’s new pat-down procedures, it seems like we’re now going through security more than ever.
The good news is that there are ways to make your next trip through the checkpoint a lot easier and faster. Keep these seven tips in mind, and you’ll be better prepared for the next time you have to fly.
When you travel, you entrust your safety and security to airport and airline employees. But ultimately, you are responsible for your own travel experience. Here are seven tips to help.
1. Carefully read the Transportation Security Administration’s website before traveling and follow their guidelines for packing your bags, liquids and gels, laptops, shoes, coats and more to speed through the checkpoint lines.
2. Consider signing up for TSA PreCheck or Global Entry, which will provide you with an expedited security experience when available at participating airports nationwide.
3. Wear slip-on shoes that can easily be removed at the security checkpoint.
4. Do not wear a skirt or dress when traveling through the airport on the day of your flight; wear pants instead, as they are easier to remove while going through security screening.
5. Bring an empty water bottle and fill it up after going through the security checkpoint to stay hydrated while traveling because water bottles must be empty before going through security screening (and do not bring bottled water in your carry-on bag).
6. Follow these steps when packing your carry-on bag: Place all electronics larger than a cellphone in a bin by itself; pack all food items together in one bin; place all books together
Airport security is something that you can’t always avoid. It’s important to know what to expect and how to plan for it. Here are a few tips that will help you make your way through airport security without any hiccups.
1) Take off your shoes and put them on the belt first. This will allow you to be ready when they call your name and make it much easier to put them back on after everything has passed through the X-ray machine.
2) Put the toiletries in your carry-on bag into a plastic bag, rather than having them loose in the carry-on. This will speed things up at security.
3) Have your laptop ready when you go through security, so that you can easily remove it from your bag and place it in a bin for scanning.
4) If you use any sort of crutches or braces, let the TSA agent know before you get into line so that they can escort you around security if necessary.
5) Don’t wear metal clothing or jewelry that could set off the scanner alarm. If this happens, you will have to be wanded or frisked, which can be time consuming and embarrassing!
6) Make sure that your boarding pass is visible when you
Traveling can be stressful, and navigating the airport security process is often a traveler’s biggest fear and frustration. But it doesn’t have to be. In fact, there are many things you can do to ensure your trip through the airport security checkpoint is as smooth, stress-free and quick as possible.
To help you better understand the ins and outs of airport security, here are seven top tips to make your next experience more pleasant:
Tip 1: Know What You Can Bring
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) allows each traveler to bring one carry-on bag and one personal item through the checkpoint. Items such as purses, briefcases, diaper bags, food containers, laptop computers and cameras are allowed in carry-on baggage. Food items such as sandwiches are permitted through the checkpoint; however, foods that are liquid or gel-like in consistency—such as yogurt, applesauce or peanut butter—are subject to restrictions. Visit TSA’s website for a complete list of items that you can pack in your carry-on baggage.
If you want to travel with liquids or gels that exceed TSA’s 3-1-1 rule—which states that all liquids must be in a 3.4 ounce or
1. BE PREPARED
2. PLAN AHEAD
3. PLAN YOUR OUTFIT WISELY
4. PACK YOUR LUGGAGE SMARTLY
5. ARRIVE EARLY AND HAVE A POSITIVE ATTITUDE!
6. COOPERATE WITH SECURITY SCREENERS
7. KNOW WHAT TO DO IF YOU GET TAKEN ASIDE FOR ADDITIONAL SCREENING
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