Airport security has changed considerably just within the last decade, with much stricter rules in place, whether you are about to board a domestic, or an international, flight. What can you do to speed things along and get through airport security faster?
Know the Answers Before the Questions Are Asked
Airport security questions are fairly standard and are asked repeatedly to airline passengers, which is why it is a good idea to remember the questions that you have been asked most frequently in the past and to have ready answers for security staff. Some of the most common security questions are related to the contents of your carry-on luggage, and whether you have packed your own suitcase yourself.
Giving honest, concise answers will be helpful and get you through airport security much faster. But if you are hesitant or reluctant to answer questions, not only will you hold up the queue, but you could be pulled off to one side and face more serious questioning.
Remove Buckles, Belts, Shoes, and Loose Change
Hold-ups are common when you set the alarm off due to a buckle, belt or loose change that you have left inside your pocket. Prepare for airport security in advance by removing buckles, belts, shoes and loose change, so that you do not set the alarms off, which will delay your journey. Read the signs as you enter the queue for airport security and comply with regulations.
Do Not Make Jokes About Security
An airport is not the place to make jokes about security, bombs, or anything else that could be construed as threatening. Unless you do not mind spending a night in a cell as you explain yourself, do not make any jokes about security as you pass through airport security. Anything said by airline passengers, even in jest, can be taken the wrong way and land you in serious trouble.
Airport security is much tighter than it used to be in order to protect the interests of airline passengers and staff. Help to speed things along by knowing the answers to important security questions before the questions are asked, remove anything that might set the alarms off and do not make jokes about security.