Airline travel is an excellent option for your
road trip to reach destinations that are not conveniently located within a
5-hour drive of your home town. There are great deals for inexpensive
airline tickets that you can get online and it will add to the level of
excitement on your vacation. If you choose to travel by plane then you
will have an increased sense of escaping your every day life.
Administration is in charge of security at the airports and offers these
valuable travel tips to save you time and frustration in your airline travel
When you are considering airline travel as an
option for your upcoming trip then you will want to be aware of these valuable
security tips to save you some serious aggravation in line.
- Do not make any jokes or comments about
bombs, terrorism, threats, or any inappropriate jokes once you are in the
airport. Even if you
don't disagree with the heightened security measures just make sure you keep
your opinions to yourself.
- Show up on time: You'll want to arrive at
the airport at least 2 hours in advance but it is best to verify your
arrival times directly with your airline.
- Wear shoes that can be removed easily
because you will be taking them off when you go through security.
- Send your pets carrying case through the
x-ray machine and carry your lovable creature in your arms.
- Do not leave your kids in the baby
carriers or strollers because those will need to go through screening as
When you pack your suitcase it is important to
keep things organized. If your belongings look like a rat trap on the
x-ray detector screen then there's a good chance that they will open your stuff
up and inspect your items. The security department is not shy about
holding your underwear in the air for everybody in the airport to see. If you are
bringing a gift for a loved one then do not wrap it under any circumstance-it's
best to toss it inside a brown paper bag and wrap it when you arrive.
Before sending your film through the x-ray machine tell them that it is in your
bag and they will take it out so that it does not get destroyed.
Liquid Rules for Carry-On
Packing all of your items into a carry on bag
is a great time saver because you will not need to follow the herd of people to
the baggage claim area at the end of your flight. It also eliminates the
possibility for your valuables to get lost or stolen. If you bring your
own toiletries it will save lots of money and here are some tip son how to pack
These are a general list of items that are
prohibited in your carry-on baggage:
- Sharp objects: knives, swords, box
cutters, ice picks, axes, etc
- Sporting Goods: baseball bats, sticks,
guns, bows and arrows, clubs
- Guns and ammunition of any kind
- Tools: Nothing over 7 inches, hammers,
crow bars, cattle prods, etc.
- Martial Arts: throwing stars, nunchauks,
sticks, stun guns, etc.
- Flammable items: gas, kerosene, aerosol
containers, lighter fluid, disposable lighters
- Chemicals: bleach, spray paint, tear gas,
mustard gas, spillable batteries, etc.
valid form of identification and your plane ticket ready to hand to the
security officer is an absolute must for airline travel.
How to Dress
Although stereotypes are not anything the road
trip team would ever approve of-it is the sad reality that we deal with in our
airports. Make sure you try to dress so that you fit in with the other
passengers as best as you can. Keep these tips in mind:
- The metal detectors will get set off from
your keys, loose change, cell phone, hair barrettes, belt buckles,
under-wire bras, metal buttons in your shirts, jewelry, etc.
- If you have lots of body piercings be
prepared for extra screening or even a pat-down because they will set off
- Head Coverings are permitted but be
prepared for additional screening because airport security feels that you may be able
to hide things under the loose fitting clothing.
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