Airports Are Offering A Way To Bring Your Water Bottle Through Security Checkpoints

We’ve all seen it. Groups of people going through their carry on bags, throwing away bottles of water or soda before going through the TSA checkpoint. Even worse are the people who forgot they had a water bottle in their backpack and have to go through extra security once it’s discovered. While you may have thought “What a waste,” no one was doing anything about the problem. Until now.

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How To Get Through X-Ray or TSA Pre-Check As Quickly & Easily As Possible (Updated July, 2018)

We all know the process of getting through X-ray has become something of a time consuming organized chaos in the past several years. In fact, I’d put it up towards the top of the more stressful parts of air travel, up there with delays and the actual flight. Getting approved for TSA Pre® (which is currently available in more than 180 airports, with 37 participating airlines nationwide) or Global Entry does help tremendously, but even then, there are people who are not super familiar with the modern-day process of going through X-ray, with or without TSA PreCheck, simply because they don’t fly very often, and sometimes that unfamiliarity can cause the line to snag even more. Here’s a list that might help:

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Can You Bring That Onto The Plane? Here’s How To Find Out

Going through the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) checkpoints in the U.S., especially if you don’t have Pre-Check or Global Entry (and really, if you live in the U.S. and don’t have it yet, YOU SHOULD! Click here to learn why), can be a royal pain. That’s especially true if you don’t fly very often and don’t feel quite sure about what you can and cannot bring as carry on. We’ve already written posts about how to bring medication with you when flying, but there are a whole lot of other things that people wonder if they can bring on a plane with them. Here’s how to find out.

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How To Get Through The Airport’s X-Ray or TSA Pre-Check As Easily As Possible

We all know the process of getting through X-ray has become something of a time consuming organized chaos in the past several years. In fact, I’d put it up towards the top of the more stressful parts of air travel, up there with delays and the actual flight. Getting approved for TSA Pre® (which is currently available in more than 180 airports, with 37 participating airlines nationwide) or Global Entry does help tremendously, but even then, there are people who are not super familiar with the modern-day process of going through X-ray, with or without TSA Pre✓®, simply because they don’t fly very often, and sometimes that unfamiliarity can cause the line to snag even more. Here’s a list that might help:

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From TSA: Plane Travel For Those With Autism Spectrum Disorder

For those on the autism spectrum, travel by plane can be especially difficult, since besides the change in routine, there are unfamiliar situations, noises, hustle, bustle and rules to maneuver. For those traveling within the United States, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has a department called TSA Cares, which is, as per their website, “a helpline that provides travelers with disabilities, medical conditions and other special circumstances additional assistance during the security screening process.”

If you’re planning to fly from a U.S.-based airline and have special needs, or are traveling with someone who does, as per TSA, “Call 72 hours prior to traveling with questions about screening policies, procedures and what to expect at the security checkpoint.” (contact information is on their website) Furthermore, “Travelers requiring special accommodations or concerned about the security screening process at the airport may ask a TSA officer or supervisor for a passenger support specialist who can provide on-the-spot assistance.”

To help those on the autism spectrum who are preparing for a flight, the TSA has posted the following video on Twitter:

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Our Weekly Recap: 6/18/17 – 6/24/17

Hi everybody and WOO HOO, IT’S THE WEEKEND!! Here’s a quick recap of our posts this week:

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How To Go Through X-Ray or TSA Pre-Check As Easily As Possible

We all know the process of getting through X-ray has become something of a time consuming organized chaos in the past several years. In fact, I’d put it up towards the top of the more stressful parts of air travel, up there with delays and the actual flight. Getting approved for TSA Pre® (which is currently available in more than 180 airports, with 37 participating airlines nationwide) or Global Entry does help tremendously, but even then, there are people who are not super familiar with the modern-day process of going through X-ray, with or without TSA Pre✓®, simply because they don’t fly very often, and sometimes that unfamiliarity can cause the line to snag even more. Here’s a list that might help:

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