Ready for reunions with grandkids and friends? Travel tips for flying through summer

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Posted by KThompson920 from the Travel category at 30 Jun 2022 06:24:23 pm.
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It may have been a couple years since you boarded a flight. Whether you’re off to see friends who live far away or to visit loved ones for the first time in a while, here are some tips to make security screening go smoothly.

Pack smart
Prescription and essential non-prescription liquid medications in quantities more than 100 millilitres are allowed in your carry-on bag, so are pill trays. You can also travel with any mobility aids and assistive devices you may need.

Arrive early
Many people don’t consider the time it may take to park, get checked in, and get through security. For those flying to the U.S., add customs to that list. It’s best to arrive at your departing airport well in advance of your flight – two hours in advance for domestic flights and three hours in advance for U.S. and international flights.

Prepare for security screening
Carry-on items that can pour, spray, or spread must be limited to no more than 100 ml per container. These items are referred to as liquids, aerosols, and gels (LAGs) and include things like sunscreen, hand lotion and shaving scream.

To breeze through security, be sure to:

Place your LAGs in a clear, 1 litre resealable bag and be ready to remove this bag from your carry-on so the screening officers can inspect it.
Place coins, keys, watches, large jewelry, and small metal items in your carry-on.
Make sure you remove your medications so the screening officer can inspect them. Because prescription and essential non-prescription medication LAGs are exempt, they do not have to go in the litre bag.
Unpack your laptop computer and place it in a bin. Put something with it so you know it’s yours.
Finally, remove outerwear, including hats, sunglasses, belts and shoes, and place them in a bin.
Proper packing, arriving early and taking steps to get through security smoothly will help you fly through summer.

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