“What is the average time it takes a person to get through security?” Although it may be surprising on average it only takes a person 20-25 minutes to get through those dreaded lines. Even if it seems like an eternity while we are there. But how can we make those wait times even shorter, or at least know what we are walking into?
Well like everything in our world today, there’s an app for that! Yes, even TSA has made an app for your living and traveling convenience. So what does it do and how does it work? Download the app from your app store or visit apps.tsa.dhs.gov. Once there you are able to put in and choose your airport. Once in you can see if your terminal is accepting TSA Pre-Check, what the wait times currently are and it breaks it all down by terminal. Which by the way, I find amazing and so convenient. I did the search right before writing this for Chicago’s O’Hare airport. It is a Friday at 11 am that I am writing this and the wait times were between 0-31 minutes. Which totally shows that the average wait times being 20-25 minutes seem pretty accurate.
So before you travel next, I suggest downloading the app so you know when the best times to check in and go through security are. I always say I would rather be at the airport a few hours before my flight so I can leisurely go through security grab some food or a drink and really make my vacation begin the second I am at the airport. Also with new options from TSA Pre-Check and Global Entry getting through the airport can be a lot less stressful. To find out more about these new options please feel free to give us a call or follow the link below to send us an email through our website!
This week’s travel trivia question, “Which of these four items is not allowed through security? a live lobster, salsa or your pet pig?”
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