How to speed through airport security
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Here are some tips on packing smart. Organize the contents of your carry-on bag in neat layers. Pack a layer of clothes, then electronics, more clothes and so on. This will give security officers a clear view of what's in your bag when it passes through the X-ray machine.
Consider bying a security friendly bag for your laptop. Security officials are now allowing business travellers to leave their laptops in their bags if those bags meet check-point friendly standards. These bags are designed to provide an unobstracted view of the laptop as it goes through the X-ray machine and it'll save you the time and trouble of getting your laptop in and out of the bag.
If you pack any gifts for your client or colleagues, don't wrap them. A security officer may need to unwrap the gift to inspect it.
Now, for dressing smart. Remove keys, loose change, heavy jewelry, cell phones, berets, belt buckles and other items that might set off the alarm. You wanna avoid having to undergo additional screening, including a hand one and a pat-down inspection. Wear slip-on shoes if possible. Since you're required to remove your shoes and put them on the belt to be X-rayed, it's wise to wear shoes that you can take off and put back on quickly without having to sit down .
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