The Airport Security Tips You’ve Been Waiting For
Finally, Find Out How To Get Through Security Quicker and Easier
As much as every traveler hates to get to the airport early enough to make it through the security lines, it’s a necessary evil in the world we live in today. Although still, it doesn’t make it easy to deal with, especially if your traveling with young children or an elderly parent. We figured in order to help the process we would put together a list of the top 10 airport security tips from our frequent travelers.
Slip-on shoes have to be a must. In order to get though the check point you’ll have to take off our shoes to be compliant. This simple step should save a couple of minutes of prep time. Once our remove your shoes, you’ll have to either clear an X-ray machine or a metal detector. Even passing those two machines, there is a chance you’ll be subject to a pat down.
2. DOCUMENTS NEEDED TO BOARD
Keep your boarding pass and photo id close at hand. You’ll need to produce these documents maybe two or three times. Keeping your boarding bass and id in a jacket pocket vs being packed away will help keeping things moving right along.
3. LIQUID AND GELS
The TSA has strict guide lines pertaining to the amount of liquids and gels you can have with you onboard a flight. Take a few minutes to find out the TSA restrictions and pack accordingly. Unless they are liquid medications or infant formulas, they must be in bottles three ounces or less.
4. YOUR PACKED CARRY-ON
Each carry-on bag will be sent thought a scanner, so make sure to organize it in a way that allows the agent to have ample access without having to unpack everything. It can take several minutes for TSA agents to thoroughly examine your carry-on bag if they feel its necessary.
5. START EARLY
The best advise yet may be to make sure to get to the airport at least 90 minutes prior to boarding flights. This will give you plenty of time to check in and get though airport security. Not only will it allow you the time needed to go through security checkpoints, but will also ensure you aren’t stressed about being late for your flight.
6. NO JOKING AROUND
Certain people may thing it’s ok to fool around while waiting in line, but the truth is the exact opposite. Making it through the security line and dealing with TSA is no laughing matter. Horsing around and distracting TSA agents puts many lives at risk. It’s always best to follow along with the rest of the line and pay attention to the instructions given by the TSA agent.
7. BE PATIENT WITH THE SECURITY PERSONNEL
Each traveler has to endure the same process to get to their flight. The security officers won’t be able to control you getting to your destination any quicker. Follow their instruction, stay alert, and before you know it you’ll be through airport security with minimal aggravation.
8. BE FRIENDLY WITH OTHER PASSENGERS
As stated above, all passengers must go through the same security process you do. Don’t make an already tense situation even more stressful by making snide comments about your fellow travelers. You never know, the person you are rude to in line may end up being your neighbor on that eight hour flight you are desperate to get to.
9. UNDERSTAND THE RULES
By making yourself familiar with the regulations before you get to the airport, will help save more time. Everything is spelled out specifically on TSA’s website before packing. You’ll have a better understanding of what you can and cannot take with you. Prepare ahead of time and you’ll be sure to make it though security faster.
10. MOST OF ALL PACK YOUR PATIENCE
Be patient. The security process is there for the safety and protection of each and every traveler. The truth is no matter what precautions you take chances are you’ll find yourself standing in line regardless. As long as you are patient through the process you will definitely make it to your flight on time and you’ll be a happier traveler when you get there.