Whether you have jetsetting down to a science or you haven’t been on a plane in years, airport security is a fact of life if you want to fly. And while you can’t avoid it altogether, there are things you can do to make it quicker and easier.
1. Charge those batteries. Make sure your laptop, netbook, cell
phone, camera and other portable electronics have a full
charge. Usually these items just go through X-ray untouched. But
occasionally a TSA agent will inspect them. Items that don’t power on
could be considered suspicious–meaning you could be pulled aside for a
more thorough inspection just because your iPhone is out of juice.
2. Keep laptops accessible. Speaking of laptops … keep it in an
easily accessible pocket, since you will have to take it out and put it
in a bin for X-ray and then put it back in your bag before going to the
gate. It doesn’t have to be a totally separate bag. In fact, one of our
favorites is the Hard Graft 3Fold Bag, which can hold a
lot of stuff while making it all easy to access separately–all while