There’s no doubt about it, getting through the airport can be stressful.
When you’re planning your vacation, your mind is probably focused on relaxation and sightseeing. However, the reality of traveling anywhere, even if it’s just for leisure, is often stress. One of the biggest sources of stress for any traveler is the airport itself. Anymore, getting through the airport without incident feels like more of the exception than the rule, but a little knowledge can go a long way in helping you avoid common mistakes that make getting through the airport difficult and time consuming. Here are a few of those common mistakes made when getting through the airport:
Mistake #1. You didn’t check in online.
No matter how much time you give yourself to get through the airport, no one wants to stand in line after line, and technology has made it possible to skip the check-in line entirely. Now, you can check in a full 24-hours ahead of take-off right from your smartphone, and if you aren’t checking a bag, you don’t even have to stop by the counter because you’ll get a boarding pass sent straight to your phone.
Mistake #2. You weren’t prepared for security.
TSA has very strict and specific requirements for getting through airport security, particularly when it comes to liquids. If you are planning on bringing in any liquids (i.e. shampoo, conditioner, body wash, perfume, aftershave, etc.), it’s important to make sure to follow TSA’s instructions. Limit your liquid containers to three ounces, and make sure you can fit all of your liquids in a quart-sized, clear, plastic bag. It’s also important to be prepared to remove your shoes, jacket, laptop and tablet from the rest of your luggage when you reach security. If you are a frequent traveler, you may want to consider TSA PreCheck, which can greatly expedite the process of going through security.
Mistake #3. You weren’t dressed for the occasion.
If you want to save time at security, it’s important to dress for the occasion. As we mentioned, you’ll have to remove your shoes, so pick a pair that slides on and off easily. You’ll also want to ensure that any jackets or sweaters you’re wearing can be taken off quickly. Keep any metal jewelry to a minimum, and be ready to remove it, and remember to keep anything and everything out of your pockets before going through the body scanner.
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