Airport security has always been a troubling and time-lengthy task. It only became more difficult after the horrible events of September 11, 2001. People have to arrive at the airport several hours prior to their flight, even longer if it’s an international flight. However, there are ways to reduce your wait time at the airport security checkpoint and fly clearly to your destination!
A key way to help reduce your time at an airport security checkpoint is to do proper research. Prior to your flight, look into what the current flying regulations are. Also look into what you are allowed to carry onto that plane, as well as the acceptable luggage sizes and what kind of liquids you are allowed to carry. There are so many more questions that can be answered through a quick, simple check prior to your flight.
There should only be specific items that one should bring onto a plane with them. Consider your carry-on bag as the place to carry necessary products that your lodgings may not carry. Everyday items that you need like deodorant, toothpaste and brush, shampoo/conditioner and other such toiletries are such examples. These products should only be bought in small containers, since regulations limit the amount you can carry. Luckily, most drugstores contain small bottles.
Another option that is starting to grow in popularity is purchasing a security bypass cards. Useable in specific airports, these passes allow people to access special lanes (not unlike the EZ-Pass lanes on a highway) in order to get through airport security faster. These are purchasable online and they can be picked up at the airport and used immediately.
It has always been a long process to get through airport security. In this post-9/11 world, it has only become more nerve racking. However, you don’t have to rip your hair out over it. By doing the proper research, knowing how to pack smartly, and consider purchasing a bypass card, you can make your venture through the airport a more bearable one.