Security Tips for Your Local Airport


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As we all know, one of the most harrowing aspects of getting to your flight on time is making sure you gauge the right amount of time to get through security. This article tackles some of the ins and outs of local airport security. This should help you get from your check in to your terminal in little time with the least amount of stress possible.

Checking in

The key to mastering the security portion of the airport process actually lies in the step beforehand–the check in. Make sure that your largest suitcases get checked before you go through the security. Otherwise, it will take longer for the security to check your bag and will end up delaying you in your transit to the terminal from where your flight will be leaving. Additionally, it is important to take any questionable items out of your carry on and into your checked bag. That way, they will not arouse any suspicion from the people who are working at the security checkpoint. Also, if you have any oddly shaped items, make sure that you check them as well. Sometimes oddly shaped items will have a difficult time fitting through the scanner and will need to be inspected personally. This will also take more time.

At the security checkpoint

When you get to the security checkpoint, you will need to remove your belt and shoes and wallet. This can be a timely and uncomfortable process if you are not prepared. So, the best thing to do is to not wear a belt and wear shoes that are easy to slip on and off.