Each Friday, we feature a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Jean N. from Toronto, who says:
“One of the ways Trusted Traveler passholders verify their IDs is by using a fingerprint scanner. I was frustrated on a recent trip when my fingerprints wouldn’t register and I had to wait in the long line. The agent told me sometimes your prints won’t register if your hands are too clean! I’d used alcohol-based hand sanitizer after putting my carry-on luggage through security, and apparently there wasn’t enough oil on my hands for my prints to register. He suggested that next time I wait to clean my hands or rub my fingertips across my forehead to pick up some oil before using the scanner.”
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