Traveling is fun and exciting, but getting through the airport can be a hectic experience. Savvy travelers know how to handle the stress of passing through busy airports.
With a little planning and proper preparation, there are many ways to get through the airport fast. I’ve rounded up the best airport tips and tricks to help ensure a smooth journey.
Use these 30 airport hacks to save money and time on your next trip!
1. Bring an empty water bottle
Since you can only bring 3.4 oz (100 ml) of liquid through airport security, I highly recommend packing an empty water bottle in your carry-on luggage. Then you can fill it up once you get through security instead of paying the hefty price for bottled water at the airport.
2. Don’t forget to bring a portable charger
Having a portable charger can be a serious lifesaver when you’re on-the-go or unable to find an open outlet at the airport. You can also use your portable charger to charge your phone while on the plane so it will be ready to use when you land
3. Keep your laptop in an easy to access place
When going through airport security, you’ll have to take out your laptop. Store it in an easy to access place so you won’t have to scramble through your carry-on luggage to find it in the security line.
4. Tie a bright-colored ribbon on your luggage
5. Bring your own healthy snacks
Airplane food leaves a lot to be desired, which is why I always recommend bringing your own healthy snacks instead. Just make sure to check the TSA rules ahead of time so you know what you can and cannot bring through airport security.
6. When entering the security check, head to the left checkpoint
Research shows that people naturally gravitate toward the right lane, so do the opposite and go left. Chances are the left lane will be slightly quieter and less hectic, although this may not always be the case.
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