Since 911, traveling by air has changed dramatically. Airport security has done an outstanding job of publicizing the new security rules and updating us with changes to help us arrive to the airport well prepared. However, I am amazed at the number of people who hold up check-in lines because they’re not prepared.
When you check in with the airline you are flying, they will request a photo ID. Please have your ID out and readily available. When you have to search through every pocket and compartment of your luggage or carry-on, you are delaying everyone in line behind you. Personally, I am not interested in a review of all the items you packed as you pull them out of your luggage and put them back in.
It would be most polite if you retrieve your identification before stepping in line or while you are waiting in line. When you approach the ticket counter, you should be well prepared just as you would be for a professional meeting.
Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, everyone can make the new security guidelines run efficiently and with little stress.