So you are all packed and ready to travel for the holidays. You have booked a nice hotel by the beach and are ready to enjoy with family or friends. Your tickets, passport and all related travel documents are in your hand. Your carry on is ready and has all the stuff you could need on the route to your vacation. You leave the house on time and reach the airport exactly on the time you had calculated.
You think the trip is going to be great but one of the bubbles of excitement pop. Why? You pass through the metal detector but your carry on is opened and checked. You could have avoided this little glitch by giving some time to your packing and not stuffing everything you could get hold of in the bag. Passing through metal detectors may seem easy but it a good thing to use these handy tips when travelling to any place where metal detector can be used.
Make sure that you know exactly what is in your bag. It is important to check with the TSA guidelines to see which items are forbidden when travelling. When you go to the mall, school or some event where a metal detector is used for security, make sure you know what you have in the bag(s) you are carrying. If you have a medical condition and there is piece of metal inserted in your body it is a good idea to have a doctor’s note with you. It will not allow you to travel without any hindrance but it will make it much easier for you to travel compared to when you do not have one.
Keep all travel documents in your hand or in one place. It is no surprise now that you will be asked to show identification more than once at an airport. Your carry on will be checked at the check post to avoid any inconvenience or eliminate any security threat.
When carrying electronics, it is best to have them ready. Keep your laptop charged fully so that you can switch it on when asked by security personnel. Keep your cell phone and all other electronic devices in hand so that it easy for you and the security personnel to check. Remove all coins and other metal items before you go through the scanner. It is best if you have them in your hand before you reach the scanner so that you can avoid making a queue.
Last but not the least be very careful with the stuff you are handling before you go through the detector. If your heart medication has nitroglycerin in it is best that you do use a laptop right after popping the pill. With security personnel checking for chemicals along with weapons it is important that you keep these small things in mind.
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