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These simple hints will usually help you to breeze right through security checkpoints.

  • Travel light—minimal clutter will expedite the screening process.
  • See Check-in Requirements for info about when to arrive at the airport.
  • Leave lighters at home.
  • Leave your pocket-knives, files, scissors, and any sharp objects at home or put them in your checked baggage.
  • Be ready to take off your shoes and put belts, mobile phones, and metal objects in your carry-on.
  • Take your laptop out of its case and place it in the container provided for you.
  • Have acceptable identification and your boarding pass out and ready to show.
For more specific guidelines visit the additional resources below for links to the appropriate government agency.

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