Speedier Security at London Heathrow
Building on yesterday’s British-themed tip, today’s tip is once again inspired by my recent stop in London (see my story here). I used to hate traveling through London’s Heathrow Airport because it felt like every single time I went through security there, my bags would get flagged and the agents would take their sweet time meticulously going through every item in my luggage. The ordeal would add as much as a half-hour, and usually, it was because of something stupid like a small form of liquid or gel (like Chapstick) I’d forgotten to place in a plastic bag. Or, it was because I had too many electronics, cords and cameras, which can be cause for concern (especially at Heathrow, apparently).
So now when I go through London Heathrow’s security checkpoints, I make sure all of my liquids are in plastic bags, as are all of my electronics—which I then place with my big camera in the security bin. Now, I breeze through Heathrow and I love it (especially T5)!
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