Here’s How to Skip the Airport Security Line

Standing in line at the airport is one of the worst aspects of travel. Security can be a huge pain, putting a damper on your whole trip. You’ve probably wondered if there’s an easier way — and there is. To get through the airport security line asap, check out these tips (including one trick that can help you skip the line altogether on page 10).

1. Head left when you enter the security checkpoint

Security and passport gets out of control.

Security and passport gets out of control. | MariusLtu/iStock/Getty Images

Statistically, you’ll get through security faster if you head left when you need to pick an airport security line. It may sound like a long-shot but it could save you precious minutes if you’re running late or encounter a crazy backup. Most people will head right, making the far left line your best bet.

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