I recently traveled to Houston, Texas, which was interesting. Just kidding, I had a great time. The nightlife was not my cup of tea, but that’s okay. Having just gone through TSA, I thought I’d share some of my helpful tips on how to make your journey through airport security conflict-free and speedy.
1. Don’t fly anywhere.
Seriously. If you can avoid flying, I suggest you don’t bother with it.
2. CHECK YOUR LUGGAGE!!
I can’t stress this enough. If you’re traveling domestically, you may have to pay to check your luggage, but it’ll be worth it if you don’t want to deal with the threat of being strip searched or having to explain for the third time that, no, your hemorrhoids cream is in fact not an explosive.
3. Follow directions to the letter!
If the limit is 3.4 oz, they mean it. Don’t try to weasel around it or you might end up without your expensive cosmetics, perfume or whatever. The exception is medication, either prescription or over the counter. You can have those, but I suggest that you put them all in the same compartment so they’re easy for you and the TSA agent to find. Also, don’t be surprised if they ask you for a sample. You will probably, in one way or another, have to explain what your meds are, especially if they’re generic or don’t have the script stuck on them.