There is nothing as frustrating as missing a flight yet you had arrived at the airport on time. Going through the entire process of security check up at the airport can be a daunting task. The best thing is when you are able to get over the entire process early enough. Today, I want to share with you some of the tips that can make this possible.
More often than not, the airport security officers will have to manually check your bag. Identify the items that you really need while taking a flight. You do not have to carry everything that you own as this is likely to cause you to spend all the time in the security check. A light well-organized bag is what you need for easy scrutiny of items.
Have your ID and boarding pass at hand
There are countless times when I have seen people getting right at the forefront of security check without any idea of where their particulars are. Opening the bag to check out for it seems to take all the time. Sometimes you may have to even step aside to pave way for others who are ready. This can easily be avoided by having everything ready.
Wear easy-to-remove shoes
Since you will definitely have to get your shoes off while passing at the security check point, it is wise if you wear EASY OFF shoes. This helps you save a lot of time.
Create plenty allowance time
If you are that person that arrives to places just-on-time, it is the high time you style up. For a domestic flight, leave about 1.5 hours time for completing the check up process and about 2.5 hours for an international flight. This will save you a lot of hassles and tension of missing your plane.
“You wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down.”
― Toni Morrison, Song of Solomon
Have your electronics out for checkup
Electronic devices like say laptop, phones and tablets have to be closely scrutinized. Therefore, do not wait until you get to the security in order to remove them from the bag. It is better if you can easily retrieve them.
Use TSA Pre-check
In case this is a new term to you, it simply means the Transportation Security administration for passengers that are leaving the US and are determined flyers at low risk. These special categories of passengers are exempted from several steps such as removing of shoes, laptops, liquids. Eventually, that end up spending super limited time at the security check.
Apply online-check in process
One of the greatest mistakes that you can make is to queue at the counter ticket line. Dating back to the 21st century when no other means were available, this was a bit understandable. Fortunately, this digital arena has made a lot of things pretty much easy. Therefore, this saves you a great deal of time.
The other ways by which you can spend the least time possible at the airport security point is by searching for alternate checkpoints of airport security, using a portable bag as well as doing your personal airport security pre-check.