Long lines and annoying waiting times have caused delays at some airports in recent months, such as: trip starting to ramp up for the summer holidays. While many delays are beyond the control of passengers, if you’re prepared for the security process, you can get through them in minutes.
According to Gatwick . Airport: “Knowing what’s and isn’t allowed before you arrive — and giving yourself enough time to follow all security procedures when you arrive in Gatwick — will save you time and inconvenience and make your trip more enjoyable.”
Passengers are advised to have their boarding pass ready for scanning and to have all liquid toiletries, including creams, gels, pastes, aerosols and aerosols, in a clear, resealable, airtight plastic bag measuring 20cm x 20cm.
This should be ready to be removed from your suitcase and placed in its own tub ready to be X-rayed.
Other large electrical appliances should also be removed from your bag and in some cases removed from their protective case.
Gatwick Airport added: “You may be asked to remove your shoes before going through the security gate.”
Failure to prepare can lead to fumbles once you get to security and likely to stand in line behind you.
The Reddit user called this their “biggest complaint”.
They said, “My biggest annoyance is having to wait for everyone who doesn’t know what they’re doing and watch people fidget forever and get nervous when I’m actually ready to go.”