Travel Tips

Know Before You Go: How to Speed through Airport Security

This summer, one of the effects of the sequester may be long delays at airport security. If you’re not one of those lucky travelers who has priority status or TSA PreCheck (click here for all the airport offering PreCheck) and breeze through security lines, you have to slum it like the rest of us.   Getting through security can be one of the most exhausting and stressful part of your trip. But there are a few things you can do to speed up the process.

Alyssa Caverley continues her Know Before You Go series with four steps to getting through security fast – and all in one piece! Find out her tips for packing, dressing choosing the right security line, and apps that can help expedite airport screenings.

For more smart traveler secrets, check out the other episodes of Know Before You Go series including airplane etiquette, Middle East travel etiquette, the best travel technology, how to choose the right hotel, how to travel solo, how to avoid the most common travel fees, how to prevent lost luggage, how to sightsee on public transportation, and how to cruise safely.

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