CHICAGO, Aug. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Most people know they should wear slip-on shoes and the 3-2-1 liquid carry-on rules and that buying TSA Pre-Check lets you sail through airport security. But the travel experts at GO found lesser-known tips to get you through security a little faster.
Money Crashers travel expert David Bakke recommends the free My TSA app that will guide you to the fastest security lane. We also found MiFlight which provides crowd-sourced information from travelers noting how long they are waiting in line. Bakke also recommends flying during non-traditional times when lines will naturally be shorter.
Sequins make you sparkle but did you know they light up the TSA scanners, too? According to frequent traveler Chelsea Hud, they show up in scanners so you will be searched more thoroughly, causing pat-downs and extra time with TSA. She also says to keep your liquids in the clear bag on top of your carry on for fast and easy removal.
Need an extra hand trying to maneuver through security? Try the The Heroclip, a versatile three-in-one clip, swivel, and hook. It keeps bags off the bathroom floor and connects luggage together for easier maneuverability through security.
Frequent traveler Christopher Gerhart finds that when he has an under-packed, roomy bag, he gets directed to the faster lanes. Attorney Matt Pinsker, who used to do Security Threat Assessment Operations for TSA and is currently an adjunct professor of Homeland Security at Virginia Commonwealth University, concurs. He says for clothing and carry-on items, a minimalist approach is best; if there aren't many places to conceal dangerous items, the traveler will receive less scrutiny.
The GO Group LLC is the nation's largest airport transportation provider, serving some 90 airports in North America, Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe and transporting more than 13 million passengers per year. GO Group member GO Airport Express, one of the oldest companies in Chicago, traces its founding to 1853 and the Parmelee Transportation Company, which provided a carriage service between Chicago's railroad stations and the downtown hotels.
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