Everyone loves how easy flying has made long-distance travel, but few people enjoy the actual process of dealing with the airport and airlines. If it's not the tight seating quarters on the plane cramping your style, it's the incredibly long lines at security. But while these travel headaches are frequently exhausting (and expensive), it's important to note that there are always ways around them. Just take these incredibly useful airport hacks — they'll make your next trip to the airport a breeze!
1. Avoid security lines with multiple TSA agents
There's a good chance that at any desk with multiple agents, one person is being trained. If so, they'll take longer to get you through, as they'll want to demonstrate how to check efficiently. The single agent is your best option.
2. Use the TSA's PreCheck option
It's easy! You can visit the TSA PreCheck website or even Global Entry. This method of checking in is practically like getting an upgrade to your flight before you're even in the air. You'll fly through security and get on the plane in a flash.
3. Consider taking the red-eye to avoid airport traffic
If you're easily bothered by the long lines and congested walkways in any given airport, then consider flying to your destination overnight. There are sure to be fewer people, so you'll be happy you did.
4. Use airport parking reservation apps
Everyone knows that airport parking is a huge hassle. Using an app, you can check into a spot before you arrive at the airport, and you won't have to worry about driving in circles looking for a place to park.