Airports can be uncomfortable places, especially when you are travelling with your impatient children. While delays and waits can often be the norm in the airport, they have been greatly exacerbated in recent months due to the coronavirus pandemic and the additional checks that staff do require. To make sure that you spend as little time as possible when travelling through these spaces, this guide has been created. Read on now in order to learn all about it.

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Check-In Online

In this day and age, you truly shouldn’t be checking in in-person anymore. Not only is it a colossal waste of time, you simply don’t need to do it. You can now check-in online before you even get on the plane, then either print your boarding pass or you can download it to your phone. This means  that when you get into the airport, you can head straight to your gate, especially if you:

Only Carry Hand Luggage

Heavy luggage, by its very nature is only going to slow you down. Whether it’s the speed with which you can move through the airport when you are carrying them, or the fact that you have to check in the bag by itself, thus having to queue along with everyone else, it’s usually not truly worth bringing a big bag along with you on your trip. However, this isn’t to say that you should restrict yourself. Thanks to advancements made in conveyor belts over the years, airports are able to swiftly get your luggage to you when you get off the plane. Airports and other industries are turning to companies like Fluent Conveyors to update their conveyor belt system to ensure that they are performing in terms of deliverability and speed so you don’t have to worry about how long it will take for your luggage to arrive if you are concerned about the thoughts of only bringing hand luggage with you.

Invest in Speedy Check-In, Security, Passport Checks and Boarding

To speed up your time in the airport, one of the best ways is to simply shell out some extra cash. There are separate lines for people who pay ahead for speedy check-in, boarding, security and even passport checks. While it might be expensive, it will save you a lot of stress, especially if you are flying on a regular basis. Additionally, you might obtain these privileges if you obtain enough points.

Get a TSA PreCheck

For a quicker processing time by the TSA, it helps to get a PreCheck. Of course, you will need a spotless criminal record and a reason to be checked at a quicker pace than everyone else, but once you get it, it is likely that you will be able to move through the airport much quicker. This is especially true when considering the delays that have plagued the TSA.

Don’t Complain

Airport employees are just doing their job, but they can get tired while processing a lot of different people. If you get pushed to the side for a customary check, it’s not truly worth complaining, because you might get a lot of pushback, meaning that the delay will be any longer. With that said, if you feel your rights are being violated, then in this case it might be worth calling a lawyer.