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Airport security checks: what you need to know

 In recent years, as well as in recent months, the rules for air travel have changed. If you plan to fly, you will find that most of these changes have occurred at airports, that is, at airport security checkpoints. If you are going to take a flight, whether it is tomorrow or in two weeks, it is recommended that you familiarize yourself with these new air transport rules, ie those that apply at the airport security check.

When it comes to security checks at the airport, there are many passengers who only think of one checkpoint, but the reality is that there are actually three. The first checkpoint is when you check in for your seat on the plane. This is the time when you get your boarding passes and when you have to hand over the luggage you want to check in. In addition to handing in your airline tickets or requesting boarding passes, you must show the correct forms of identification. These items usually include a driver’s license or a government-issued identity card.

Once you have received all your boarding passes, for all your flights, you must hand over your luggage which you then leave on the plane. These bags are usually called checked baggage or checked baggage. As with your hand luggage, your checked baggage must be checked for prohibited items. Previously, only a small number of bags were checked by hand, but now it is almost all. Many of these checks are quick searches, but you may be subject to an extensive and random search. This search often includes checking all luggage compartments as well as cleaning a cloth looking for powdery substances.

Once you have moved on to the next step, you must go through the airport’s main controls. This point is where you will be asked to scan your hand luggage with an X-ray machine. You also need to go through a metal detector. Previously, travelers were only asked to remove their shoes for screening. At present, all air travelers, with the exception of people with disabilities or a medical condition that prevents them, must remove their shoes. Your shoes will be x-rayed along with the rest of your hand luggage.

By becoming familiar with objects that are forbidden on board an aircraft, including objects that are only forbidden to hold in your hand luggage, an unnecessary incident can be avoided. If you have a prohibited item, some steps will be taken. Depending on the item in question, you may need to return the item to your car, throw it away, send it to your home or deliver it to airport security. Making sure to leave all prohibited items at home is the best way to avoid this unnecessary binding, which can lead to you missing your flight.

After clearing the main security check, you must go through a security check. This is the last step before you can board your plane. When you enter the airport terminal, after your airline has given passengers permission to board, you must present a suitable boarding pass for the airline’s officials. Like this time, you may need to show your ID again; however, it is not always necessary. Most travelers can easily board your plane, but it can be set aside if you act suspiciously or attract unwanted attention. This is why it is best to stay calm during all airport checks, including the final step of boarding.

Perhaps the best way to make sure your next flight is as enjoyable as possible is to follow all the rules of air travel. By knowing these rules in advance, including the selection process, you must ensure that you can board your plane and reach your intended destination without incident.