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London’s Heathrow Airport (LHR) is the second busiest airport in the world by international passenger traffic. Tens of thousands of passengers pass through LHR each day and I used to hate it because it felt like every time I went through security there, my bags would get flagged and the agents would take their sweet time, meticulously going through every item in my luggage. RELATED: 10 Airport Security Hacks Every Traveler Needs to Know
The ordeal would add as much as a half-hour, and usually, it was because of something ridiculous like a small form of liquid or gel (like lip balm) I’d forgotten to place in a plastic bag. Or, it was because I had too many electronics, cords and cameras, which can be cause for concern (especially at Heathrow, apparently). RELATED: America’s Best and Worst Airports – Plan Your Travels Accordingly
So if you don’t want to risk missing your flight or take time away from shopping or showering in the lounge, be sure that when you go through London Heathrow’s security checkpoints, that you place all, and I mean all, of your liquids in plastic bags and take out all of your electronics and place them in security bins. And it’s not just Heathrow – this applies to any airport where you have to bag liquids and take out electronics. Pack properly and be prepared. And when it comes to removing electronics, keep everything as organized and streamlined as you can. A tech organizer like this one will keep all your cables, cords, earphones and chargers neatly organized and easy to remove from your bag at a security checkpoint. It also makes a great gift for anyone on your shopping list who loves to travel.
Now, I breeze through Heathrow and I love it … especially T5!
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