You'll no doubt have some wait time at airport security checkpoints. But you can do your part to help move things along by following guidelines from the Transportation Security Administration.
Here are a few tips; find others at www.tsa.gov/travelers.
Have it ready: No need to wait until you're at the checkpoint to hunt for your ID and boarding pass. Have them out of your wallet or purse.
Take it off: Remove shoes, belts, coats and jackets for security screening. Empty your pockets, too.
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Check it or leave it: It's common sense that you can't bring guns, knives or explosives in carry-on luggage. But there are restrictions on a number of other items, such as baseball or cricket bats, snow globes, gel shoe inserts or jars of peanut butter. Best to check tsa.gov for a list - or risk being asked to possibly leave that item behind at the gate.
Bag it: Each passenger can carry a 1-quart clear plastic bag filled with liquid containers. Those liquid containers cannot hold more than 3.4 ounces. Any bigger and security agents will pour it out. A couple of exceptions: reasonable amounts of milk for babies as well as liquid medications. Let screeners know in advance that you're carrying those items.