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An airport security screening may seem like an annoying nuisance, but they are actually very necessary and a way to keep all the passengers on board an airplane safe. If you have never flown before, you may not know what to expect at a screening. Although they can be time-consuming, they are nothing to worry about. Once you get through security, you can find your seat on the plane and wait for take-off. The more prepared you are for the screening, the faster you will pass through and the less stressful it will be.
- Obtain a list of rules and regulations from the airline you are using. Look for a list of items that are not allowed to be brought on the plane or packed in baggage. Check your luggage to make sure it does not contain any of these items before you go to the airport.
- Keep your luggage organized. If security asks to search your bags, they will be able to do so much faster if the luggage is organized. If they are looking for a specific item, you can tell them where to find it to make the screening go by faster.
- Separate electronics and any liquids from the rest of your luggage. These items often need to be checked separately, and the process will be much faster if you have them ready to be checked instead of mixed in with your other items.
- Have your boarding pass and ID ready to present to security. Do not pack them away in your luggage, as you will have to take the time to find them when asked to show them.
An airport security screening is never enjoyable. If you know what to expect and cooperate, it will go by much faster and be one less thing you have to worry about during your travels.