Ain’t Flying a Drag?

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Can you do us a favor? If you take off out of town before the rest of us do, can you warn us about how bad LAX was? (or Bob Hope, or John Wayne, or wherever)

I’d also appreciate any tips to making the traveling experience a little less painful. Anything from shortcuts to the airport, to getting though security faster, to talking your way out of the dreaded middle seat… Mostly, I want to know the best trick to getting through the security line fastest.

So, when you get to your destination and find yourself sick of your family already, fire up your laptop and drop us a line here.

(photo by Twitchietai via Flickr)

One Reply to “Ain’t Flying a Drag?”

  1. I flew last week (LAX International Terminal) and before packing went to the TSA website (TSA.gov) to get the last word on what you can and can’t have in your carry-on.

    My advice: Do only bring 3 ounces or less, do put all your liquids and gels in a clear, one-quart Ziploc bag, and have that bag VERY easy to access – in an outer pocket. Then LIE about having anything to everyone but the TSA screeners.

    “No liquids.” That’s what you say to them.

    I found the ticket agents and security person monitoring the lines REALLY wanted to take stuff away (what TSA stands for?) but they don’t have the authority. The ticket lady even told me flatout I couldn’t have lipstick, but the screeners just let me right on through with THREE of them right there in my purse! So glad I lied to her – I knew lipstick is allowe but didn’t want to get into a fight with her.

    Lastly, be prepared to fight to keep your stuff if it’s TSA approved and you have the time to do it. They usually back down.

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