KEEP TOILETRIES & ELECTRONICS CLOSE BY
This is something that will make life a lot easier if done beforehand. It may be a simple tip, but forgetting to do it can cause stress at the airport. As you’ll have to take out your toiletries and any electronics at security, having them within close reach will make the process easier. It’s recommended to have them in your backpack or right at the top in your hand luggage.
WEAR COMFORTABLE & EASY TO REMOVE CLOTHING
Comfortable clothing makes the experience of travelling a lot more pleasant. You will be standing and sitting for long periods of time so dress comfortably. Also, make sure that you can easily take off items such as hats, shoes and jackets. You’ll have to at the airport security desks.
Lastly, to avoid being stopped unnecessarily when you go through the metal detectors, try to wear clothing does not have any metal such as metal buttons or zips. Of course its fine if your coat has metal, but try your best to wear clothing under your coat which has no metal.
ENSURE THAT ALL LIQUIDS GO IN A CLEAR BAG
Put it this way, when your bags go through the scanning process and any form of liquid whatsoever is found within your bags or part of your tray, you’ll be stopped. If the liquid item is deep within your luggage, that means the security officer will go through your bag to find it and leave you to tidy up. Just make sure from before that any liquid item is sealed away properly in a clear resealable bag.
DON’T TAKE ANY WATER IN WITH YOU THROUGH SECURITY
Yes, you can take bottles through with you but they have to be empty. The only other way you can take liquids with you when you’re travelling, is if you check your items in to be put away in the luggage area at the bottom of the plane. However, when you’re going through security, just make sure that your water or drink bottles are empty. After security you can always fill up using the water fountains or buy a drink from the many shops.
SEPARATE YOUR ITEMS INTO MULTIPLE TRAYS
You’ll be told off by security officers if you do not do this. Get it right the first time round and make the process faster and more efficient for you. Put your carry on luggage in one tray, your coat and other things like mobile and wallet in another and your electronics and toiletries in another. This makes it easier for the staff at the airport to scan your luggage and makes it easier for you to pick up at the other end.
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