10 Ways to Get to Your Gate Faster

by , SmarterTravel Staff
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Whether you're making a tight connection or you just left your house a little late, you'll zip to the gate without getting lost, hung up at security, or delayed by other people if you follow these 10 tips.


Apply for TSA PreCheck

With the TSA PreCheck program, you'll get to use a special screening lane with fewer people in it. Plus, you'll get to keep on your shoes, light outerwear, and belt, and also leave your liquids and laptop in your carry-on. You pay $85 for these privileges, though (good for a five-year membership in the program).

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