SAN FRANCISCO, May 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Summer is just around the corner, which means school's almost out, the sun's starting to blaze, and everyone's firing up their BBQs. It also means more travelers setting out on their next adventure. If you're flying, summer often means busier airports too. According to the TSA, 708 million passengers—nearly 41 million more than in 2014—were screened at U.S. airports in 2015, but only two percent of travelers had to wait more than 20 minutes to get through airport security. However, travelers and airline officials have complained recently of waits as long as two hours in some cities. It's no surprise, since experts predicted that 2016 is shaping up to be much worse, filled with those weaving, seemingly-endless lines at many security check points.
Because Hotwire is all about helping to make spontaneous travel attainable, the popular online booking site doesn't want long lines at the airport to keep anyone from traveling this summer. And with Memorial Day weekend right around the corner, Hotwire polled their community of travel geeks for some tips on surviving the TSA slowdowns, and found there is a way—actually several ways—to help you get through security without losing it.
Think of this as a "choose your own adventure" based on how you travel.
No matter what type of traveler you are, Hotwire hopes these suggestions will help you to make the most of your travel time, navigate airport lines like a pro, and be ready for any adventure that comes your way. Maybe it's even time for a happier hashtag…#TheWaitWasGreat? Nah, that's probably pushing it.
For more travel tips, check out the Hotwire blog at blog.hotwire.com. Happy travels!
Porter Novelli for Hotwire