U.S. airlines are all investing more money to support smarter checkpoint technology in an attempt to move people faster through the security and check-in process. There are a few things you can do before arriving to the airport to help speed up the whole process. First, bring only what is needed with you to the airport then get what you need once you reach your destination. Second, contact the TSA with what is expected if you have any questions. It is important to be proactive and confirm your check in time 24 hours in advance to learn of any unexpected surprises, and by downloading apps it lets you know what delays might be waiting in security lines for airports all over the world. Lastly, recheck all the paperwork, for valid ids/passports, etc. to make sure everything is valid and matches.
- Keep in mind that the new TSA procedures being rolled out include separating food items and electronics larger than a mobile phone from baggage and putting them into their own bins
- Sign up for TSA PreCheck or Global Entry. Passengers with these designations won’t be affected by these new procedures
- Reconfirm your flight details and check-in time 24 hours in advance, so you get advance warning of any unpleasant surprises
“Here’s what travelers can do themselves to expedite their journey”