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5 Tips for Rapid Airport Check-In

Sometimes it feels like one of the great accomplishments in 21st century America is that everything has become difficult and inconvenient. For example, going to the airport should be easy. Ideally, you park your car, check in, go through security, find your gate, and get on the plane. That sounds like a piece of cake, but for millions of travelers, it’s actually an endurance test. As a premiere airport transportation service, we have a pretty large problem with that.

At Omega Royal Transportation, we strive for all of our passengers to enjoy a relaxing, efficient, and stress-free journey. We wish we could guarantee that feeling continues at the airport, but we can do the next best thing. Keep reading, and we’ll share a few easy travel tips. The airport might be inconvenient, but these suggestions might make the process a little easier.

First and foremost, dress comfortably for the day. Loose fitting clothing will keep you feeling good, and comfortable footwear is a must. Remember that you’ll spend a good amount of time on your feet, and your feet will swell a bit during the flight. Speaking of footwear, try to avoid lace-up shoes and belts. Both of these can slow you down while you’re going through security screenings and make the security check a little more invasive.

When you pack, make sure you’re packing smart. With your luggage, try packing in layers. This increases the overall visibility when your bag is scanned and speeds things up. If you’ve got loose metal objects, place them in your carry-on. When you pack your carry-on, stick to the necessities like your cell phone charger, and something to read during the flight. By packing light, you can make the trip a little easier on yourself.

Many of us need to take medication on a daily basis, and we’ll need to bring our meds along for a trip. Since the good people of the TSA will want to know exactly what you’re bringing on board the plane, leave your medicines in their original packaging, and also bring along prescription cards as proof. If you put pills into a pill organizer instead, there’s a good chance that it will end up being confiscated.

Let’s take a moment and talk about security in general. We know, the lines are long and nobody wants to take their shoes off or go through a pat-down. To speed things up, take everything out of your pockets like your phone, keys, wallet, and loose change ahead of time and put it in the tray. Taking off a belt is a good move, along with any rings or other jewelry.

Unforeseen things can happen, and that’s particularly true on a travel day. To compensate for traffic, security lines, and forgotten documents, be sure to arrive no later than 2 hours before your flight is scheduled to depart. We know it can be a little dull hanging out at a terminal, but you can take a little time to enjoy the satisfaction of knowing you planned ahead.