Going through the airport security could be a hassle. You have to remove parts of your clothing, open your bags for inspection and many others. You might even end up throwing away some of your belongings because you had no idea they were not allowed in planes. If you don’t want to go through the same hassle again, these are some tips to remember.
Pick the right line
Before you queue up, you need to
check the line. If there’s a long queue, it means that the security check is
quite strict, or there are issues in front that caused the problem. You need to
look for a different line where you think the movement would be smooth. Find
one where people are only holding a small laptop bag or none at all.
Prepare yourself ahead of time
Remove your belt, empty your
pockets, place all the coins in your bags, and hold your gadgets. It would be
easy for you to go through security if you’re ready. Finish up what you’re
drinking and throw the bottle on the bin which is usually located before the
security check. In case you forgot to keep your toiletries in your
check-in luggage, and they contain items you couldn’t carry on board, you
have no choice but to throw them away.
You don’t need to be in your best
attire if you’re going to take a plane. It’s not like you’re heading straight
to a business meeting. If you do, you can place your extra clothes on your
carry-on luggage so you can change as soon as you land. You don’t want to
remove them as you go through security check and take more time putting them
back. It’s okay to wear a jacket given how cold it is inside the plane, but you
need to take it off before going through security.
Limit your electronic devices
electronic devices could take a lot of time. Make sure that you don’t bring
a lot of them with you. Leave some of your gadgets behind unless you’re heading
for a transaction where those items are necessary. Place the huge electronic
devices in one bag so you can quickly remove them for inspection. You also need
to understand the requirements. For instance, power banks are allowed only up
to a certain amount of power. If it goes beyond that, it will be thrown away.
Be polite and friendly
It could be frustrating and
exhausting when you already went through a lot, and you still have to wait in
line due to the overwhelming number of passengers, and how strict the security
check is. Despite that, you need to stay calm. The security officers are doing
their best and they’re also as frustrated as you. Some passengers are difficult
to deal with, and they even insist on bringing items that they’re not supposed
to. The airport is generally a difficult environment, so you have to be
With these tips, you will get
through security soon and have a safe flight.
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