10 things to do at airport security

10 things to do at airport security

Wherever you travel in the world, you will more than likely be forced to clear travel security before you can get on with your trip. Fortunately, there are some tricks to clearing the security like a pro, and these tricks will make life more pleasant for you and your fellow travelers. Think ahead, so you're not doing all of this just as you get to the head of the line.

Airport security is extremely tight and there are a lot of strict rules that need to be followed when you are going on holiday. You are not allowed to take just anything on to an aeroplane and you have to ensure you follow the regulations detailed on the signage around the airport, or you may not be permitted to take your bag on board.

Although there are quite a few things to do they are not complicated and when you have done it once, you will have no problems.


1. Remove your laptop. You have to pass your laptop through the x-ray machine without the case, in a separate bin from the rest of your things, so have your laptop (and other electronics) easily accessible. Take your laptop out of the case while you are waiting in line so you can put it right into the bin.

2. Wear Slip-on shoes. Airports require that you take off your shoes when you go through travel security, so wearing sandals or ballet style shoes will make the process faster. Take off your shoes while you are waiting in line and toss them in the bin. If it's going to take you a long time to put your shoes back on, collect all of your belongings and move to the side so the line doesn't get jammed up. Most airports will place chairs near the security lines so you can use them to put your shoes and other items back on after clearing.

3. Pack your belt. Unless your pants are going to fall down, pack your belt in your luggage so you do not have to take it on and off for the metal detector.

4. Empty you pockets. Put all of your personal items in your carry-on bag before you get to the airport. That includes cell phone, keys, and coins. The change should be placed into the provided collection bin along with your wallet and your cell phone. Remember heavy watches, bracelets, and belt buckles can set off the alarm, so take those off, and stow them in your carry-on bag before you get to the front of the line or put them in the bins.

5. Remove your Jacket. You probably will not be allowed to pass through the metal detector with a jacket or sweater, so place it on the conveyor belt with the rest of your things.

6. Carry a bag on wheels. The stores sell great carry-on bags with wheels and pop-up handles. You can store all of your personal items and electronics in one place so your hands will be free. If you are organized, you will travel more comfortably and more quickly.

7. Print your boarding pass in advance. If you do not have any luggage to check, you can generally proceed straight to security with your boarding pass.

8. Check your Toiletries. It is best to pack your toiletries in your checked baggage. If you have to take them in your carry-on, make sure they comply with aviation standards regarding size and packaging before you get to the airport.

9. Toss your drinks. You cannot bring any drinks through security, so check your bags for water bottles, drinks, or other liquids and throw them away before you get to security. If you want to buy a drink at the airport, wait until you have passed security to get it.

If you are carrying snack foods, books, or other personal items, arrange them together nicely so you don't waste time collecting them after being scanned.

10. Carry your ID and boarding pass. After check-in, have these items in-hand to show to the officers at security so you do not have to waste time digging through your bag.


Now that you have read this, you should be able to move through the security lines like a professionally flyer, even if you rarely step on a plane.

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Christina Mccartney

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