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Post Last Modified – May 12, 2023 ¦

Helpful Airport Air Travel Security Screening Tips

In this post, I’ve added a few helpful 🛫 Air Travel Security Screening Tips, to help us all get through those long dreaded lines, just a little quicker and easier.

We all dislike having to endure those long endless {safety security lines} at the ✈ airport. If you want to travel, it’s just part of the process and we have deal with it, for our own safety.

I have no problems with accepting the extra time it takes, in order to feel a little more safe and secure when traveling by air.

But, there are things we can do to help speed up those long security lines!

🛂 Airport security rules are in place for our safety, and we should be thankful that such strict rules are enforced.

Taking a few moments and being prepared for screening at the airport beforehand, can make the whole process much quicker for everyone.

It can also make the experience just a little more pleasant as well.

First, check out this quick 📹 video from one of my favorite renowned travel experts in the United States – Peter Greenberg. He discusses airport security and air travel safety in general.

How To Get Through Airport Security Quickly – YouTube Video

As you can see, it’s really important that you know exactly what you are 👝 packing with you, when going through security screening.

You should try to be familiar with what is 💻 allowed and what’s 🔪 not allowed.

Check out my post here on …
🧳 Carry On Baggage Restrictions 🧳
for more detailed information.

A little preparation before going through security can save you a great deal of aggravation and possibly, added 💰 expense at the airport.

Using a little common sense in what you’re 👜 packing will definitely make the difference in how quickly you proceed through airport security!

Air Travel Security And Your Carry On Luggage

Airport Air Travel Security Screening Tips

With the additional expenses airlines are now charging passengers for checked 🧳 luggage, people are now choosing to carry their bags onto the airplane more than ever before.

So, you should be aware of what is acceptable to actually take on board the plane.

Most airlines have pages on their 📶 websites dedicated to luggage restrictions. Be sure to check there before leaving and when packing your bags for travel. 

As well, you can easily find this information by contacting your local travel agency, or any other reputable travel business for that matter.

For obvious reasons and particularly for air travel safety concerns, anything that can be used or considered as a possible #128481; weapon, cannot be taken on board the aircraft.

The most common items in this category are …

🛑 Small pocket knives

🛑 Scissors of any size

🛑 Razor blades

Airport Security Lines – Update:

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It was announced a few seasons ago, that sharp tipped scissors are now allowed in your 💼 carry-on luggage. I personally, still would not carry scissors of any type in my carry on, but here is the general restriction allowance for this item:

Sharp-tipped scissors with blades measuring 6 cm (2.4 in) or less, and all round-tipped scissors.

I’m sure you are getting the picture here, and any other items typical of the above in nature. Any objects that may be used for; piercing, cutting or sharp in nature other than just mentioned above, is a definite;

  No – No !

There are a couple of excellent resource sites, with very helpful information for North American travelers in regards to this topic. 

Typically, any 🧴 liquids you plan on carrying onto the plane must be in containers 3.4 ounces or 100 ml maximum in size.

These must be in clear plastic bags and ready for quick inspection! 

By having these items at the ready, makes the whole air travel safety security line run so much smoother and more efficient for everyone.

Having these items packed all together and ready for inspection, should now be something everyone does automatically for travel security.


For those in Canada, visit the …
🍁 Air transport Security 🍁
website and for the United States, be sure to visit …
🚥 Transportation Security Administration 🚥
for complete details on luggage restrictions.

Wear Clothing Appropriate For Airport Security Screening

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Perhaps one of the biggest reasons for causing line delays at airport travel security check lines is what people 🧥 wear.  Many people are caught off guard and not properly prepared for inspection.

The biggest reason is – 👘 Clothing!

Here are a few tips to keep in mind regarding clothing and dealing with 🛂 airport security:

Airport Security


Try to wear shoes that can be quickly and easily taken on and off.  In most cases, you must take your footwear off as part of the screening process. Be prepared before before reaching the screening table.


If you need a belt to hold your clothing up , then be prepared to have it fall!  Belts must be taken off when going thru security!  Do you really need that decorative belt on before passing thru the security line?

Empty Pockets:

Try to empty those pockets before entering the line. Check all of your pockets, including your coats beforehand.  This will save a great deal of time in line, allowing the lines to run more smoothly.  How many times have you seen people standing at the screening table fishing thru their pockets holding up the line?


If you are wearing jewelry, take it off before entering the line! It’s the same as emptying those pockets of yours.

Coats and Sweaters:

You need to remove your coats and sweaters prior to walking thru the X-Ray Machines.

Airport Security Lines – Tip

clear ziplock bags

Our family always carry extra plastic lunch baggies with us in our carry on luggage to put our jewelry, loose change and any other pocket items we may have into prior to proceeding through security.

Have Boarding Passes & Passports Ready For Security Staff

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A couple of other items surprisingly neglected prior to proceeding through travel security lines are your boarding passes and passports.  For obvious reasons, security personnel need to ensure the people who are proceeding through airport gates are supposed to be.

Not just anyone is allowed to pass through airport security. Again, this is vital for air travel safety, helping to keep us all safe and secure at all times.

Have your 🎫 boarding passes and passports at the ready and not tucked away in your bags causing delays in the lines.

Airport Security Rules Keep Everyone Safe & Secure

Actor Daniel Craig 
Actor Daniel Craig

Even James Bond or (Daniel Craig) has to go through airport security check lines. So don’t despair, it’s not as bad as it looks or seems.

These are just a few simple airport security rules to keep in mind, the next time you have to pass thru airport travel security lines.

I know after years of travel and with airport security screening lines getting longer and longer, it does pay to be prepared and ready for 🛂 security staff.

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It definitely makes their job a whole lot easier and makes the entire process so much quicker. Most importantly, it can be a lot more relaxing and less stressful as well. 🙂

If you follow these simple procedures, you will be amazed how much smoother the entire process is, and how less inconvenient it is as well.

Airport security rules are in place for all of us and for very good reason!

Be sure to arrive at the airport well before departure. These lines are getting longer and longer, especially at major international airports.

My wife and I have our 💳 NEXUS Security Cards 💳, which have definitely come in handy at certain airports!

Air Travel Security Update:

Airport Security Lines

One of the leading travel experts I follow and after gathering statics at airports and security screenings suggests to;

Try to avoid the major airports on Friday nights. This is when many security lines are very busy at airports, making things move very slow.

Statistics gathered said that traveling on {📅 Saturday} is for the most part, now the best day of the week to travel to avoid those long wait lines.

Hmmm … not sure about that one. I guess it depends what airport you’re flying out of. 🙂

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With most of us, we really don’t have a choice when booking our flights. The airlines seem to control when we can and cannot fly.

Not having to rush can certainly reduce stress, anxiety and make your overall ✈ air travel experience, just a little bit better.

With international air travel now resumed, lines are getting even longer with wait times ever increasing. Be sure to arrive at the airport well in advance and well prepared!

😎 Safe and Healthy Travels!

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“It Is Estimated That Still Around 59% Of Travelers Check In Through The Airlines Main Counter, Instead Of Using Self Serve Kiosks At The Airport.”

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A Blogger Since 2012, Robert has a {Passion for Travel}, having worked in the industry for over 35 years. He enjoys sharing special moments & tips on; Travel, Health & Wellness, Book Reviews and much more!

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