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Expert Tips for Breezing Through Airports

by Aoife O'Riordan

Nov 13, 2023

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Tips / Travel

Let’s face it: We love to travel, but the airport experience can be quite draining, especially for the everyday traveler who doesn’t have access to upscale lounges and isn’t expecting a business- or first class seat to greet them onboard. But there’s still ways to reduce the stress and annoyances of getting through an airport before your trip. 


James Smith from Travel Lingual provides six key tips to make getting through airports easier. 


Skip Checked Luggage

Try to limit luggage to a carry-on if possible. It saves time waiting in check-in lines as well as at baggage claim. You also don’t have to worry about the risk of lost luggage.


Check In Online

Speaking of checking in, do it online. Airlines’ websites and mobile apps are often designed for an easy check-in process. This means, when you arrive at the airport, you can head straight to security.


Early-Morning and Late-Night Flights Are Ideal

Avoid crowds by selecting an early-morning or late-night flight, if possible. These off-peak times mean you’ll experience shorter lines, less hassle and a better airport experience overall.


Fast Track Security

Consider applying for TSA PreCheck or Global Entry, programs that pre-approve low-risk travelers for a speedier security screening. Even more, these programs have dedicated security lanes that don’t require you to remove your shoes or take out laptops and liquids from bags. 


Pack Smart

If you opt to stay in the regular security line, have your electronics and liquids within easy reach. You ‘ll find you get through security much quicker this way.


Dress Right

Regular security lines mean you’ll need to remove shoes, so opt to wear easily removable shoes in the airport for less hassle. Try to wear minimal jewelry as well so you have less to remove during security.



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