Hassle-free screening tips while traveling

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If you’re flying, make sure you familiarize yourself with the TSA screening process. You’ll have smooth flying if you do the following when passing through airport security:

•  Clothing: To maximize efficiency at the security checkpoint, avoid wearing clothing with metal and stow all metal items in carry-on luggage.

•  Zip it: Make sure any liquids are in 3-ounce bottles in a clear, quart-size, zip top plastic bag.

•  Footwear: Passengers are required to remove footwear for X-ray screening. Wearing footwear that can be easily removed helps speed the screening process.

•  Boarding pass and ID: When approaching the security checkpoint, passengers will be asked to present a boarding pass and a government-issued identification.

•  Electronics: Large electronics such as laptops should be removed from their cases for X-ray screening. E-readers and small electronics may stay in luggage.

•  Locking checked bags: When locking checked baggage, use a TSA recognized lock. A list of these locks can be found at www.tsa.gov.

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