How To Fly Through Airport Security

This week’s video covers techniques for flying through airport security.

Airport Security Tips

  • Your priority should be to go as fast as humanly possible. Let the security officers worry about everything else.
  • If at all possible, avoid the standard line. The following sections explain how to do this.

Skipping The Standard Line

  • Get airline status or use points to get business or first class tickets. This will give you access to expedited security.
  • I couldn’t find any good videos on getting started with airline programs, does anyone know of a good resource?

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  • TSA Pre



Pro Tips For Going Through Airport Security

  • Think about airport security while you are packing and appropriately compartmentalize your carry-on luggage.
  • Consider wearing a plastic belt
  • Pack a travel friendly empty water bottle
  • Take everything out of your pockets before getting to security and put them in your carry-on luggage
Note: You seem like a seem like a smart traveler. What tips do you have regarding airport security? Let me know in the comments!

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  • Thanks Danny – got some good takeaways :-)

  • SJ

    I unload my pockets into my zippered jacket pocket. Drop the jacket on the belt and walk on through. Belt is quick and the boots are left unzipped. I don’t bring a laptop anymore, the tablet does the job and doesn’t need special screening.

    • Nice, it sounds like you have it down to a science :-) What do you mean by boots are left unzipped?

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