- Prepare your mind and your schedule for waiting. Pack with screening in mind.
- Whether you are for or against x-rays, metal detectors, pat downs and full body scans, they are going to do them. Plan ahead to comply and breeze through.
- Always tell the truth. Even a harmless lie to the TSA is a crime.
- Keep your group together. Watch out for one another.
- Don't try to carry-on more than allowed. It will most likely weigh you down anyway.
- Check questionable items, or leave them at home. With baggage fees you'll want to trim down anyway.
- Review baggage and carry on rules. Leave your pocket knife and water bottle at home.
- Use TSA compatible baggage locks. Otherwise, they may need to cut it off to check your bag.
- Put OBVIOUS markers on your luggage. You might catch it walking off before it's gone.
- Keep things simple. The less you have to keep track of, the better you'll be able to do so.
- Keep your bags and packages at hand. Don't let anyone you don't know handle your stuff.
- Don't get distracted by conversation or spectacles. Distractions can make you leave or lose items.
- Keep your eyes open and stay alert. If you are concerned about something you see, say something to an employee of the airline.
Air Travel Safety Preparation
yesterday's post, I wanted to briefly review some air travel tips. I am not generally a fearful person, but I remain very aware of my surroundings. I am not a suspicious person, but I am alert when someone seems too friendly, too uptight, or too alert. I am always concerned (especially in a very public place) about any unattended bag or box. I am more worried about traffic accidents than plane crashes. Keep your head in the game, and everything should go well.