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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

5 Ways to Save Time at the Airport

Unless it’s a holiday, it’s difficult to gauge just how busy the airport will be on any given day. Even if you follow the general rule of arriving at the airport 2 hours before your flight, unpredictable check-in and security lines may leave you rushing to your gate.  To help you have smooth and pleasurable airport experience, follow these tips for saving time at the airport.

Check in online – Most airlines let you check in online 24 hours before your scheduled departure. By checking in online, you can print your boarding pass and pay for any baggage you wish to check in, which will save you time at the airport. If you are not checking a bag, you can head straight to security upon arriving at your airport terminal.

Sign up for TSA's PreCheck – Members of the TSA PreCheck program experience faster moving lines and don't have to remove their shoes, jackets, belts and laptops. If you are traveling internationally, consider signing up for the U.S. Customs Department's Global Entry program, which will help you move quicker through immigration and customs lines.

Choose a reliable parking service – Choosing the right parking can help you save tons of time.  At our Oakland Airport long-term parking service you can park quickly and be on your way to your terminal in one of our convenient airport shuttles within minutes. You can make a parking reservation online and experience smooth travels on the day of your departure.

Check in your baggage – Lugging a carry-on bag around the airport can slow you down. It's best to just have a small bag for your carry-on to hold your flight essentials and to leave everything else in your checked back. This will help you make it through security quicker, as well as walk faster through the airport.

Dress smart – If you’re not enrolled in the TSA PreCheck program, you'll have to remove your shoes, laptops, belts and watches at security. To avoid holding up yourself and others in line, dress smart. Wear shoes that are easy and quick to remove, and avoid wearing belts or jewelry that could trigger the security alarm.

What other ways can you save time at the airport?