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Experts Warn: 6 Airport Security Mistakes to Avoid

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Neglecting to review the prohibited items list: 

Failing to familiarize yourself with the list of restricted items can lead to confiscation or delays at airport security checkpoints.

Forgetting to pack liquids properly: 

Liquids, gels, and aerosols must be packed in containers of 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) or less and placed in a clear, quart-sized bag. Failing to comply can result in having to discard items or undergo additional screening.

Wearing excessive metal accessories: 

Large metal accessories, such as belts, heavy jewelry, or clothing with metal embellishments, can trigger metal detectors, leading to additional screening and potential delays.

Not being prepared for the security process:

Fumbling with documents, taking off shoes or belts at the last minute, or not separating electronics from bags can slow down the security process. Being prepared can help expedite the screening process.

Ignoring instructions from security personnel: 

Paying attention to and following instructions from security personnel is crucial. Disregarding their directions can result in delays or additional screening.

Arriving at the airport too close to departure time: 

Arriving late can cause unnecessary stress and increase the chances of making mistakes. It's important to give yourself enough time to go through security checkpoints without rushing.

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