If you’re not driving, biking, or taking the train, many of you will be flying out here this week. Exciting, yes, but air travel comes with its drawbacks. Weather can often cause delays (yes, it does get mighty foggy here) and hold-ups in the security lines can be a nightmare. So to help make your trip as smooth as possible, the good folks at the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) put together a few tips to get you through the airport quickly.
Travelling with electronics
You and your electronics will pass through security quickly if you take your laptop out of its case and put it into a bin to be screened. Tablets, cell phones, and music players are safe to fly, but keep everything organized by storing them in your carry-on bag during security screening.Having them packed helps you get through security faster. But remember, if you’re using your smartphone to show your boarding pass, have it on hand to show to the screening officer.
Dealing with long lines
Satisfying your hunger pangs
Can’t leave home without a massive batch of your mom’s best cookies? No worries, bring them with you! You can pack as many solid foods like breads, cookies, cakes, and fruit as you can fit into your carry-on bags (or checked luggage if you’re not worried about them getting crushed). But liquid and gel-based foods like soups, sauces, and jams need to be checked if they’re more than 100 ml.
Tiger loves travelling. Especially since he got too big for the cat crate and graduated to his own seat. But he doesn’t like people who recline their seats in front of him.