Airports can be pretty stressful. Especially when you are a few minutes late and you run into an endless line at the security checkpoint. There you are, standing in line, looking at your watch impatiently as the other passengers slowly advance.

One by one. To make matters worse, all sorts of problems happen that further delay the process for everyone else.

But that kind of control is absolutely necessary to keep air travel as secure as possible. Ever since the 9/11 events, airport security has been extremely strict, both in the United States and the rest of the world.

And nowadays there are many more passengers flying than ever, due to the thousands of cheap flights provided by the airlines every month. Given these factors, going through the TSA security checkpoints can be a long and exhausting process… if done wrong.

In this article, we will give you a few tips to help you get through it as smoothly as possible. Remember, by following these tips you are making things easier both for you and for everyone else standing in line with you.