Today we’re celebrating a premiere on missgetaway.com: the very first guest-post. As I’ve mentioned before I only boarded my first plane at the age of 18 and duh, I honestly don’t have as much experience as others. So in order to give you guys some expert knowledge when it comes to airport life my lovely friend Pia will tell you how to get through airport security in no time.
Hi lovely readers! It’s Pia from Gymbags & Jetlags. I’m so excited to be doing a guest post on MissGetaway today.
We all know the feeling: you’ve been waiting in the line for airport security for what seems like hours and when you finally get past boarding pass check you see them. That one person who slows up the whole line because they have to be told to take off their shoes, unlatch their watch and take out their laptop at a glacial pace. Here’s how to not be that person:
1.Dress the part
Before even leaving your house, you can get ready for security. This means wearing easy slip-on shoes and try to skip the belt. Life (and security) is so much easier if you don’t have to struggle to unlace your super cute sneakers or unlatch your belt. Also, pack your liquids in a clear bag and put your laptop somewhere easily accessible.
Try to sneak a peak at the front of the line to see if security is making people take off their shoes. This way you can mentally prepare yourself! Also, look for the bins so you can quickly grab one when you get to the front of the line.
3.Prep in the security line
The more you can do in line, the less time you have to spend at the security belt. Put away your passport or phone and take off your sweater/coat. Once you get past boarding pass check, get out your laptop too.
4.When you get to the check, quickly dump everything in a bin
If you did a quick mid-line-prep, this step should be a breeze! Just throw everything in and head on!
5. Put up your carry-on last
This way you won’t block everyone else while you arrange your bins (so that your shoes aren’t on top of your laptop… gross).
Congrats, you are now a security goddess/god. If you follow these super simple steps you shouldn’t have any problems at the airport security check. So to sum it all up, think ahead, and you won’t hold up the line.
Do you have any security horror stories? What are your tips for breezing through security?