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Airport Security 101

Tips for Going Through Airport Security


If you are flying to your vacation destination, you will need to go through airport security. Travelers who use mobility aids or who travel with service animals may wonder how to prepare for the security screening process. Don't worry – we've got you covered. Our airport security tips range from packing to organizing prescription drugs to dressing for security screening success.

Get Ready to Go Through Airport Security

While airport security screening is typically a time-consuming process, there are things you can do to get ready in advance and reduce your frustration level at the airport.

Pack for Airport Security Screenings

Knowing what to pack in your checked bag and carry-on is your best defense against last-minute airport security problems. We'll help you safeguard your liquids and gels, organize your travel documents and decide which items to leave behind.

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Take Your Wheelchair, Walker, Cane or Scooter Through Airport Security

You can take any kind of mobility aid through airport security. We'll tell you what to expect at the airport and what to do if you experience problems at the airport.

Take Your Service Animal Through Airport Security

Service animals are welcome on all flights, but travel rules vary by country. We'll help you take your service animal through airport security and tell you what to expect every step of the way.

Take Your Prescription Drugs Through Airport Security

Almost everyone travels with some type of medication. If you need to take prescription drugs or medical supplies through airport security, our handy tips will help you pack, organize and safeguard them.
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