4 tips to navigate the airport quickly and easily

Do you know what it takes to get you through the airport quickly and easily?

4 tips to navigate the airport quickly and easily

03 Apr 2017 / Travel Experience /

At Embarque, we aim to make travel simple and painless. With our intuitive app, industry-leading fleet of fuel efficient vehicles and safe, responsible drivers, you won't have to worry about getting to the airport on time. Unfortunately, when you're there, the mix of TSA security, delays, last minute terminal swaps and general issues with other flyers can make flying a very chaotic pastime. To minimize the hassle and navigate the airport calmly and with ease, follow these tips:

1. Enroll in TSA PreCheck
If you are a frequent traveler, the TSA's PreCheck program can put you on the fast track through 180 airports in the United States. Travelers are able to go through a designated security check line and will not have to remove their shoes or laptop. TSA reported that with PreCheck, 97 percent of passengers waited less than 5 minutes in security. If you fly abroad often, the U.S. Customs Department's Global Entry program is a similar program. 

2. Travel mid-week
Fridays and weekends are the busiest travel days for people going on vacation, while on Mondays, airports are typical packed with business travelers. If you help it, try and travel on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. These are considered "off-peak" travel times and airports are much less likely to be crowded. Plus you lane tickets are often less expensive on a mid-week flight.

Do you have everything you need to navigate airport security quickly?Do you have everything you need to navigate airport security quickly?

3. Follow the 3-1-1 rule
If you travel often, you've probably encountered the 3-1-1 rule at least once or twice. At it's most basic, it means that each passenger may bring their choice of 3.4 ounce (or less) bottles of liquids, gels and aerosols that can be packed in one quart-sized, clear plastic zip-top bag, i.e. 3 ounces, 1 bag, 1 person. What some people don't realize is that the rules doesn't apply to liquid medications, breast milk and baby formula. Be sure to have your bottles neatly packed and preferably labeled in case airport security asks you about their contents.

4. Put all your identification in one easy to access place
You may be asked to produce your ID several different times within a single airport. It's always a good idea to have your ID, passport, credit card and boarding pass in an easily accessible location.

When it comes to the most important meetings of your professional life, don't leave things to chance. Instead of crossing your fingers and hoping that you'll be able to find a cab in time to catch your flight, book ahead of time with Embarque. With clean, safe service by a thoroughly vetted driver, you can focus your attention on the meeting, rather than worry about if you're going to be late. To make a reservation, call (866) 444-2144, book online, or download the Embarque mobile app from the Apple App Store or Google Play.