While traveling might be one of life's greatest joys, actually getting to your destination can be a nightmare. Until we invent instant travel, teleportation, or some other The Jetsons-esque mode of transportation, we're all stuck dealing with airports as a means to get from one far away place to another. In the mean time, there are some airport hacks to get through security faster that really do make a difference. You don't have to be a rookie traveler to make common mistakes that add to your travel time or stress load. Even the most seasoned travelers find themselves making constant adjustments to improve their airport game.
While getting TSA pre-checked is a huge help, not all of us have time to go through that process, and if you're reading this article the night before a flight, that's not an option. Personally, it took me so much trial and error to figure out a travel technique that works for me, and even with my hacks in place, there's still room for error and I still have yet to become pre-certified. And while there's always a chance of crowds, delays, and setbacks, taking the time and effort to make yourself as efficient of a traveler as possible, leaves less room for complications. Here I've put together a list of ways to get from departure to destination as quickly and seamlessly as possible.