Tips For Getting Through Airport Security Faster

 In Canadian passport, CATSA, Trip Planning

Have you ever found going through airport security a pain?  Here are some tips to make the process faster:

1. Arrive Early
If you get to the airport well ahead of your  departure time, you will miss the rush and it will often be much quicker to go through security. Then, you’ll have time to relax and enjoy a cup of coffee or a drink at the airport before your flight. If you get to the airport well ahead of your.

2. Consider Becoming a Trusted Traveller 
This special status will identify you as low risk, so that you can go through a special line and get through security much faster. Find out more info here.

3. Fly During Non-Peak Times

If you choose a flight on a weekday at an odd hour, chances are that the airport will be less crowded and you will not have to wait as long in the lineup.

4.Dress Appropriately

The jacket with all of the metal studs? Those shoes that take forever to lace and unlace? Don’t wear them to the airport! Wear simple clothing and shoes that you can slip off and on easily. (You’ll also be more comfortable on the flight).

5.Keep Your Electronics Accessible

You’ll need to take your laptop out of your bag so that you can have it x-rayed separately from the rest of your belongings. So, don’t pack it so tightly that you are not able to reach it and get it out easily.

6.Pack Your Toiletries Right

If you are bringing toiletries in your carry-on bag, make sure that you pack them in containers that are no larger than 100ml. Also, they should be in a clear resealable bag that has a capacity of less than one litre.

7.Organize the Bin

When you place your coat, carry-on bag and laptop in the bin, pack it all neatly so that the security officer can see the scans more clearly. This also makes it easier to get your stuff out of the bin quickly at the other end.

8.Never Joke About Weapons or Bombs

This is not the time to make jokes. Canadian aviation security officers are trained to take these comments very seriously.

Above all, the most important thing is to pay attention to what you are doing and make sure that you aren’t breaking any of the rules or you haven’t accidentally packed anything you shouldn’t have. With these tips in mind, airport security doesn’t have to be a long and drawn out ordeal.

Hope you found these tips helpful! Let us know if you have any questions or tips you can share.

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