Airports can be intimidating, but they don't have to be. With a little extra planning, you can move through the masses with ease — like those calm, cool and collected frequent travelers.
The gateway to any adventure, airport security can seem like a daunting milestone to overcome, but we’ve got the tips of the trade to help you breeze right through.
TSA has guidelines around what liquids you can bring in your carry-on. In general, the 3-1-1 rule keeps in you in-the-know with what is acceptable and what you need to check with your bag.
What you need to know:
3 — 3.4-ounce containers or less
1 — Quart-sized plastic-zip bag
1 — One bag per person
When packing your bag, it’s important to know what flies. Here’s a quick list of common items from TSA of what you can bring on-board, what you need to check, and what you should leave at home. For a full view, visit the TSA website.
Keep in mind a few things that will help you whiz through your security checkpoint
More and more top chefs are taking their dishes to new heights with airport locations. Check out a few of our restaurant faves across the globe:
1. New York’s LaGuardia Airport: Custom Burgers by Pat La Frieda
2. London Heathrow Airport: Plane Food
3. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol: Bubbles
4. Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport: Surdyk’s Flights
5. Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport: One Flew South
It’s an age-old question: “What will we DO at the airport while we’re waiting for our plane?” Delta’s solution? The Delta Sky Club. Here, members can plug in to work with free Wi-Fi or simply relax with satellite TV and free snacks and cocktails.
Q. What will help me speed through Customs?
A. Have your boarding pass and your ID ready to hand to the agent and your required travel documents in hand. Declare everything up front.
Q. Is there any way to make this process faster?
A. The Global Entry Program™ is a U.S. Customs and Border program that creates a faster clearance process for travelers who have been pre-approved. Programs like FAST, NEXUS and SENTRI also offer expedited global entry.
Q. What happens if I lose my passport abroad?
A. Get in touch with the closest U.S. embassy or consulate as soon as possible. You should also look into the identity solutions. Always carry a copy of your passport for reference.
Q. What about my prescriptions?
A. Bring only the medication that you will need for the duration of your trip.
When your plane touches down, you’re ready to grab your bags and hit the road to the next part of your adventure. Follow a few quick tips and you’ll be on your way — lickity split.