6 Tips for Reducing Airport Security Hassles

If I had a nickle for every time someone said, “Airport security is a great experience,” I would have exactly zero nickles. Airport security has grown to be more complicated, with more rules resulting in more hassles. This has been especially true since the TSA (Transportation Security Administration) was formed in the aftermath of 9/11. Despite all the patting, swabbing, poking, and wiping (yes each one of those actions have been performed on me by TSA agents) there are actually ways to make getting through security a bit less of a hassle.

Here are six of the best ways to make your TSA experience a little bit (or maybe a lot!) less miserable:

1. Avoid bringing electronics with removable batteries.

When you go through security, you are asked specifically to remove laptops from your baggage...but not tablets like the iPad. Why? The TSA isn’t worried about electronics, they are worried about removable battery compartments that can hide bombs. You can save yourself the hassle of unzipping your bag and placing your laptop in a separate bin by just travelling with a tablet instead.

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