Pursuing the 3 travel tips will prepare air travelers to go through checkpoints and drastically decrease odds of a much more thorough secondary screening being required. Call it "Three for Three" - three tips that can avoid secondary screening that, on average, takes three minutes for each person. The cumulative effect can be significant, particularly around the holidays, simply because travel is focused in only a couple of days.
Here is what to do when approaching the checkpoint:
IN- Place all metal items IN a carry-on bag while waiting in line. This would consist of coins, cell phone, keys, lighter, and any other metal. OUT- Take laptops OUT of their cases. OFF- Take coats, hats and shoes OFF. It is also a great idea to remove your belt when you have a large, metal buckle.
During the holidays, there are usually more people traveling, so the security screening can take longer than usual. You can assist speed it up by pursuing the rules, listening to the TSA personnel, and coming prepared.
If you come prepared and are prepared to efficiently go through the checkpoint, it helps the security screeners greatly, allowing them to concentrate on their security mission while making the travel experience more enjoyable for everyone.
It also is a great time to revisit the general TSA Travel Tips which are familiar to frequent fliers:
Everybody, even frequent fliers, ought to double check the content of their pockets and bags, especially carry-on luggage, to ensure no prohibited objects were unintentionally packed.
Think about what you are wearing prior to going to the airport. Metal clothing or metal jewelry are likely to require further screening.
Pack undeveloped film in carry-on bags. Checked baggage screening equipment will ruin undeveloped film.
Wrap gifts upon arrival at your destination. If gifts require additional screening, screeners might have to un-wrap them.
Don't over pack bags. If screeners need to open them, closing overstuffed bags can be difficult and result in delays for checked baggage.
If TSA screeners need to open a locked bag for inspection they may need to break the lock. There are now items on the market that have uniform locking systems that enable TSA throughout a required inspection, to open and relock the bag. Passengers without such devices should think about leaving bags unlocked.
Usually check the TSA web site before you travel to make certain you have the most present rules and policies.
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