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How to Get through Airport Security Faster

Getting through TSA (Transportation Security Administration) can be a pain for anyone—especially corporate travelers who are flying all the time or have multiple trips in the same day. The lines are often longer than you’d like them to be and when you’ve got more than one flight going on, you may not have a lot of time on your hands. We know how stressful that can be. Fortunately, there are a few ways to make things easier on you and/or your company.

Our TSA Travel Tips

The best ways to expedite the TSA process include:
  1. Signing up for TSA’s PreCheck program. This allows low-risk travelers access to separate airport security screening with much faster lines. Enrolled travelers don’t have to worry about removing belts and shoes to get through security, and you can leave your laptop in your bag. While not every airline participates in the program, many popular lines do—such as JetBlue, Southwest, and American Airlines. Note, however, that there are certain qualifications for enrollment.
  2. Joining the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Global Entry program. Pre-approved travelers enrolled in this program gain expedited clearance when entering the country from abroad. As a participant, you can use automated kiosks for customs declaration.
  3. Checking in online. This is especially helpful if you have no bags to check. Avoid long check-in lines and head straight to security when you check in online. WorldTravelService® has links to online check-in for all major airlines that allow you to obtain and print your boarding pass in advance.
  4. Packing and dressing right. Make sure your carry on is up to par with current TSA guidelines. That means no water bottles or other liquids in full-size containers and having checked and carry-on bags that are the appropriate sizes. It’s also important to remember that jewelry or metal in your clothing can often trigger the sensors and add time to the screening process. Avoid wearing belts if possible as well, as travelers not enrolled in TSA PreCheck will need to remove them to get through security.

WorldTravelService® Can Make Your Next Flight Even Easier

Whether you’re planning a trip for business or leisure, WorldTravelService® can take care of the planning for you. Our travel agents can provide you with more TSA travel tips to make getting through airport security faster than ever while also getting you the best flight deals and the latest technology in travel management reporting. Our SeatFinderCk™ allows you to choose your seat in advance and coordinate multiple passengers on the same reservations—just a few of the perks you get when you book travel with us! To book your next flight today, give us a call at 800-676-3796 or fill out an online contact form for questions.

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