How to Tell Which Airport Security Queue is Faster, According to a Security Expert

Airport queues can be incredibly tedious, but according to one security expert, there’s an easy way to spot the queues, which are likely to move quickly

A number of elderly passengers queue for airport security
According to security experts, there are easy ways to assess which queue will be faster

Airport security can be one of the most arduous parts of holidaying – and that’s how Brits have found it Easter Travel chaos can be very frustrating and cause delays.

There is five key factors causing the chaos this week, but even if everything goes smoothly, we all faced one of the key questions upon arrival; How do you find the fastest airport security queue?

There’s always a risk when you get stuck in a seemingly slow queue and discover another that seems faster – stay or keep going? (The latter often feels tempting, but can quickly become frustrating when your earlier queue then starts to increase!).

However, according to security experts, there are some easy ways to spot which of the airport security queues will be moving the fastest.

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A number of GetLicenced security experts have shared theirs Top tips for getting through airport securityand there are two main ways to tell if the process is a bit faster.

First of all, watch out for business travelers. According to insiders, business travelers often “get through security faster because they have less luggage, which can result in quicker security checks.”

Secondly, it is worth taking a look at the staff around the X-ray machines. One expert explained: “When there is more than one security officer at an X-ray machine, there is a chance that one of the employees is a trainee. So you risk a slightly slower line.”

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Check your documents and a destination’s Covid requirements before booking a trip


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Whilst Brits are back on holiday there are some pre-holiday administrations worth keeping up to date with when booking a short break.

First of all is the Interior Ministry asking Brits to check their passports now before the summer holidays as due to the impact of Covid it can take up to 10 weeks for an application to be processed, including passport extensions.

Countries have their own rules for the validity of passports, which you need if you want to visit. To help you, we’ve put one together Passport Rules Guide This includes rules for airlines such as easyJet, TUI, Jet2, British Airways and Ryanair.

Where can I go on holiday from the UK now?

In addition to your documents, you must also latest Covid travel rules for your destination, including Covid testing and vaccination requirements – these can change quickly so always check the latest UK Foreign Office recommendations for a destination before booking or traveling.

The good news is that there are many destinations where you only need to do minimal Covid-related administrative tasks. As a matter of fact, 14 countries have scrapped Covid rules entirely including Mexico, Iceland and Costa Rica. Coupled with the fact that the Britain’s own travel rules have expiredthis means no passenger tracing forms or other immigration requirements are required when you return home!

Do you have any good tips for other vacationers? Let us know in the comments below. How to Tell Which Airport Security Queue is Faster, According to a Security Expert

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