Eight tips for seniors to get through airport security hassle-free
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Getting through airport security quickly can be a challenge, even for the most seasoned traveller, but it can be even more challenging for seniors who may have physical limitations, disabilities, medical conditions or who are simply unfamiliar with the air travel protocol.
The first thing all travellers should do is read and understand the airport security process. Know what you will be expected to do when you get to the security area, what you can and can’t bring with you in your carry-on bag, where to go for assistance and other rules that pertain to any specific needs you have. For example, if you are in a wheelchair, you should take the time to research the process for getting through the airport and clearing security, and how to book assistance.
The more you know about getting through the airport, the fewer issues you are likely to have and the quicker you will be able to get through the security gates. To ensure that you can get assistance in case you run into travel issues, it is strongly recommended that you purchase travel insurance for seniors.
To simplify your next airport security experience, here are some tips all senior travellers should read:
Perhaps the best piece of advice is to be friendly. It is amazing how helpful people can be when you are polite and greet them with a smile.