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Getting through airport security in a breeze


Going through airport security can be a harrowing experience. Lining up for the security checkpoint can consume a lot of time and setting on the metal detector alarm can be quite distressing. The following simple tips can be helpful to any traveler in avoiding delays and getting through airport security as quickly as possible.

The key to getting through airport security as quickly as possible is to be properly prepared.

To avoid getting held at the checkpoint, refrain from bringing bottles of water or any kind liquid as these are prohibited. If you must carry liquids and gels, place them in containers less than 3 ounces and sealed in a one quart plastic baggie. It’s also a good idea to bring extra baggies in your carry on in case you forgot to store any items.

Put your wallet, keys, cell phone and change in the same pocket so you can get everything out and placed in a bin easily. Keep accessories to a minimum. Leave belts, bracelets and large metal jewelry at home. It’s advisable to remove any body piercing even before lining up.

Never even try to carry on scissors, pocketknives or any bladed weapons. Don’t try to hide ANYTHING illegal. They will find it. Also remember that any wrapped gifts you are carrying may be unwrapped by security.

Shipping excess baggage ahead of time to your destination especially if you are traveling over a long period of time is also a good idea. Sending them by Fed Ex, for example, may even be less expensive. This alternative will not only save you money but also time at the airport.


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