Travel If You Want to Spend Less Time Waiting in Line at Airport Security, Do This

03:30  12 october  2017
03:30  12 october  2017 Source:   Southern Living

U.S. to impose stricter electronic carry-on airport screening

  U.S. to impose stricter electronic carry-on airport screening <p>The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said Wednesday it will impose new stricter security rules requiring airline travelers to remove all electronic items larger than mobile phones like tablets, e-readers and video game consoles from carry-on baggage for screening.</p>Prior rules required only laptops to be removed for separate screening. The new rules significantly expand the number of electronic devices that will need to be removed for screening.

If you want to reduce your waiting time in line , ask an airport official (e.g. a gate attendant or security agent) for assistance. Some large airports have security lines in different locations that lead to the same place.

Here are several strategies for minimizing your time in line . Photo by ChrisD.ca. 1. Be Flexible About When You Travel. The TSA used to publish statistics on airport security wait times . (Typically, you have to fly at least 25,000 miles in a year.)

  If You Want to Spend Less Time Waiting in Line at Airport Security, Do This © Bloomberg via Getty Images

In recent years, navigating airport security has become a huge stressor for countless travelers. Of course, our safety is paramount, but the long lines have created problems of their own. For some, enrolling in TSA PreCheck and/or newcomer CLEAR isn’t worth the time and money, so waiting in lengthy security lines has become the norm.

Well, here is a fast-pass to relaxing at 30,000-feet: Head to the security checkpoint farthest to the left. According to PopSugar, it’s the best way to find the shortest line in your terminal since research shows that most people intuitively turn right (due to most people being right-handed). But if you log some extra steps and proceed to the security point as far left as you can go, this could even be the difference between making it through airport security in time and missing your flight.

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The firm analyzed security line wait times for the 20 busiest airports in the nation to make this analysis. You may also want to avoid traditionally busy travel days like the day before and the Sunday after Thanksgiving.

They spend about 30 mins in line just to get their boarding passes, surrendering their luggage to the TSA Hey, if you really want to check your bags, then maybe you ’ll be lucky enough to get a new The Ultimate Guide to Pass the PE Exam in Less Time . 10 Signs in Might be Time to Find a New

As for sprinting all the way across the airport terminal? “The right carry-on bag [is key],” offers travel expert Dara Continenza of Hopper, an airfare-predicting app. “Choose a lightweight carry-on bag with four wheels that handles easily and can be lifted onto a table with little effort.” If you travel with a laptop, a bag with an outside compartment for your machine is particularly convenient for getting through security fast.

“Another way to beat long lines is to sign up for VIP treatment from your airline, if it’s offered, such as Delta’s Select service,” George Hobica the founder of Airfarewatchdog.com tells Southern Living. “It can be expensive but passengers are led to the front of the the lines, which is a boon if you’re the type who makes it to the airport with little time to spare.” You can buy priority security from United here, and here’s a link to American Airlines’ version.

This article was originally published on SouthernLiving.com

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