9 Tips to Beat TSA Lines & Memorial Day Traffic
If you are 1 of 38 million Americans who are expected to travel this Memorial Day weekend, be prepared for long lines at the airport. Start your vacation off right by knowing the best ways to get thru the TSA lines. Your trip will go alot smoother, and be less stressful. Follow these helpful tips to kick off your holiday weekend…
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1. Come Prepared
Save time by being prepared. Place your liquid items in a clear plastic bag and make sure your items comply with TSA regulations. The biggest delays come when travelers have to repack, or throw away things last minute.
2. Carry On
Often, packing a carry-on is really all you need. You may be able to check in online before you arrive, and head to the security line right away.
3. Arrive Early
TSA is saying you now need to give yourself two to three extra hours, with longer waits coming at larger airports like New York’s JFK and LaGuardia, Chicago’s Midway, Seattle’s Sea-Ta and Los Angeles’ International Airport.
4. Listen to Your TSA Officer
The world may not be happy with the TSA right now, but they are the ones who will know the way to the fastest line. Ask nicely.
5. Take the Fast Track
If you’re a frequent flyer, you might want to invest in a fast-track package. There are options that provide expedited clearance through security. Ask a Travel Team Agent for more information on how this works.
6. Go Elite
Elite status will get you a shorterTSA experience. If you haven’t earned the status and have the money to spare, ask your Travel Team Agent…. buy into some of these program rewards buy upgrading your ticket. Even the smallest upgrade like extra legroom come sometimes allow you to skip ahead.
7. Travel During Off-Peak Hours
Friday, Sunday and Monday are the busiest travel days. Save yourself a lot of time – and stress – by traveling during off-peak hours. Ask a Travel Team Agent at 1-800-788-0829 to find out the best time to fly and which terminals to avoid when connecting flights.
8. Keep Your Cell Phone Ready and Charged
Stay on top of travel delays, check your phone for alerts and alternate routes. Bring a portable charging device. It will save you from having to fight for an outlet to plug into at the gate.
9. Go on a Road Trip
Don’t wan’t to deal with the hassle of long TSA lines? Try a road trip instead. Check the travel team website www.travelteam.com for the best deals on vacations. We can create a fun vacation for you and get the best deals for your money.
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