Enjoy Your Summer Vacation in Style
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Enjoy Your Summer Vacation in Style

Growing up, my family went on numerous summer vacations. The five of us all usually traveled in my parent’s midsize sedan. While we enjoyed each other’s company for a while, we soon became irritable. We didn’t have nearly enough room in the car to remain comfortable for longer than an hour or two. If you’re planning an upcoming vacation, consider renting a vehicle to travel in. You can ride in style; and, you will have enough room to stretch. On this blog, you will discover the best types of vehicles to rent for large families. Enjoy your vacation ride this year!

Enjoy Your Summer Vacation in Style

Importance Of Checking Security Wait Times Before Getting To The Airport

Faith Brown

Going through security is one of the biggest hassles that come with flying. You could arrive at the airport more than an hour before your flight and still fail to make it to your flight on time. Airports have guidelines that let you know how early you should arrive, so you have enough time to go through security. However, you may not be able to use this when your schedule is particularly tight.

Luckily, there are features that make it possible for you to check the wait times at an airport early enough.

Why Should You Check Security Wait Times?

There are several good reasons for checking the security wait times on the day you plan to fly such as:

  • If you're planning on taking a detour before heading to the airport, you'll know whether or not you have enough time.
  • Even if you're a frequent flier, the wait times may be longer than normal on a particular day.
  • You can know which queues you should get on, so you pass through the checkpoints as quickly as possible.

How to Check the Security Wait Times

In the past, the TSA website was the only place where you could get security wait times. However, there are now several applications that you can use to conveniently check the wait times. The main issue with the information on the TSA website is that it isn't updated regularly. This means you may not be able to rely on them.

The mobile applications offer information that is up-to-date and is based on data from the airport at any given moment. Some of the applications get the data from sensors that have been installed at the security checkpoints. Therefore, you can get live information including which lanes are moving faster. Many of these applications require you to pay an annual subscription to make use of the service.

How to Get Through Security Faster

Getting through security will not go faster if you make simple mistakes such as:

  • Having prohibited items in your carry-on luggage
  • Have shoes that are difficult to take off
  • Wearing a lot of metallic jewelry

Avoid having anything that could warrant extra scrutiny or anything that you'll have to take off every time. Additionally, you could make things easier for yourself by:

  • Hiring airport transportation services to get you to the airport faster
  • Having elite airline status
  • Signing up for TSA PreCheck
  • Buying a premium class ticket