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Aug 8, 2012

How To Get Through Airport Security Fast

Fly through checkpoints with ease:
A handful of tech-savvy airport-savvy travelers have figured out how to deal with the TSA’s security hassles. There those out there and most of them are either frequent business travelers and /or tech bloggers.
For most of us, it is still a wild jungle and a guessing game when it comes to airport security.

Here are a few tips to make your air travel easier:

First, you got to ask yourself: how long will your trip be? Is your trip and overnight trip, a weekend getaway, or will your trip be a week long or even longer? The answers would determine from the type and number of bags you will pack to the type of items you would bring. The less is more for most destinations.
This is especially true when it comes to luggage fees. For business trips and most of our vacations we try to pack everything into two carry-ons.
To accomplish this feat my wife packs every items of clothing and anything else that is made of fabric into the Space Bags. She also uses the roll method for the bags and other foldable items. By rolling several garments together rather than packing flat, you can fit more in and it distributes the weight more evenly, you may even end up with fewer wrinkles. Make sure to pack all the cloth on the lower level of your suitcase.

Pack Your Suitcase as Efficiently as a Flight Attendant

Place electronics on top of those clothes.
Arrange all of your cables, chargers and similar stuff into a bag and make that the last thing you put in the case. It's handy to have that mess of potentially suspicious-looking cables in one easy-to-find location, to help the TSA with its inspections.

As it goes, the heavier the bag, the fewer things you'll be able to put in it. Look for bag that does not add a lot of weight itself, such as the Delsey Helium Fusion Carryon that weighs only 9 lbs.
On most airlines, the carry-on bag must be no larger than 45 linear inches and fit in an overhead compartment or under the seat. Linear size is comprised of the length + width + height.

Make your carry-on luggage airport-friendly -
One great gadget for carry-ons that helps get through security check point quicker is the Scanner Bag luggage tag. We have used it on several trips now. It is great for dumping all the stuff I usually have in my pockets such as cell phone, keys, and wallet. Keeping all in one place instead of all over the plastic bins makes it easier to gather your self after the screening and keeps all these important items organized.

Consider a checkpoint-friendly laptop bag. These usually have a deprecate compartment just for laptop or other electronic gadgets so they can be easily removed or viewed without disturbing the rest of the luggage.

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