Security Tips from the Brooklyn Travel Agency
Since the unfortunate events of September 11th, airport security in the U.S. has gotten tougher and tougher. Successive incidents have caused the Transportation Safety Administration to expand on the security rules pertaining to air travel. While some people have chosen to avoid flying altogether, many of our customers still prefer air over any other travel medium. To aid in their endeavors, we have collected a useful guide for travelers seeking to make their exchanges with airport security as painless as possible.
- Dress the Part: Travelers who show up with baggy clothing, hoodies, and the like may be asked to remove some of their garments. If they can’t, they may be pulled aside for additional time-consuming scrutiny. In the winter, be sure to leave room in carry-on luggage to place coats before getting on the security line. Avoid overloading on metallic jewelry. If possible, religious travelers should opt for tight fitting head coverings to avoid scrutiny. Slip-on shoes are a really good bet for easy removal at the security checkpoint.
- Be Prepared: Have boarding passes and appropriate ID readily available. Pack luggage neatly with objects clearly separated. We recommend using resealable bags to separate items inside hand luggage.
Arrive On Time: Pay careful attention to airline rules about times to arrive at the airport. Keep in mind that foreign travel, such as a flight to Israel or France, typically requires earlier arrival at the airport pre-flight.
For more tips on navigating airport security or to book your trip, contact the Brooklyn travel agency Do-All Travel.