Airports are a means of connecting one part of the world with another. You can get to practically any destination across the globe by flying in an airplane. With all of the added security and safety measures that have been implemented in recent years, following appropriate etiquette when you are having your bags screened can be challenging. With the time spent in line-ups and the delays that often occur, remaining calm and cool can prove to be difficult. Regardless of what has led to you to take a flight, following proper etiquette will make your trip more pleasant and less problematic.
When it comes to airports, the more you know before you get there, the less likely you will be to have your temper flare. Find out what the present guidelines are for acceptable and prohibited items for the bags that you will carry on the plane. These guidelines are subject to change from time to time. Whether you fly often or just once in a while, you should educate yourself about the guidelines that are in place before you pack your bags to go anywhere. To find out this information, check the website for the airline or place a call to them so you are informed about these pertinent matters.
There are certain documents that all airports expect passengers to have with them when they check in and before they board their aircraft. Gather all of the documents you need for your trip before your departure date arrives and keep them with you in a convenient and safe place. These documents include your passport, boarding pass, ticket, photo identification, travel insurance cards, and your itinerary. Find out ahead of time if there are any other types of documents that you need to have on your person when you take off.
Be aware of what regulations you are expected to comply with as a passenger on a plane. Use your investigative powers to research everything you need to know before you are standing in the line for security to go through your luggage. The regulations will apply to your carry-on luggage, as well as the bags you check at the desk.
Prepare the items you will take with you in your carry-on bags. Liquid items must contain 100 ml or less and must be placed in a clear bag and taken out of your sac when you are being screened by security officers. If you bring a laptop with you on your trip, it must be removed and will go through the scanning machine on its own, separate from the other belongings in your carrying case. It is advisable that you place a sticker or label on your laptop with your name on it so it will be easily identifiable as yours.
You must remove your shoes or boots at the security checkpoint, so make sure you wear ones that can be taken off easily. The line will be slowed down if you wear fussy shoes that are complicated to get your feet out of.