With the holidays here in full swing, there’s a pretty good chance that you’ll be hopping on board a U.S. airline in the coming days or weeks to visit friends and family. Here’s a holiday travel tip to make your airport experience as pleasant as possible this holiday season:
Q: I don’t want to get stuck in a long security line before my flight. How can I avoid that?
A: When it comes to holiday travel, the old adage rings true—proper preparation prevents poor performance. Before heading to the airport, make sure your liquids abide by the 3-1-1 rule and be conscious of what you wear to the airport. It may be best to pack your chunky belt and lace-up boots in your suitcase so you have fewer items you’ll need to remove at the checkpoint.
Have your ID and boarding pass ready to go when you get to the front of the line so you don’t hold others up behind you and put your laptop and other large electronics at the top of your bag so they’re easy to find and place them in a separate bin. If you’re a member of TSA PreCheck, you won’t have to worry about wearing easy slip-on shoes or getting your laptop out of your bag. And if you’re not, apply now to start reaping the benefits in 2018! #FlySRQ