Sign Up for a Service Like PreCheck
Programs like TSA PreCheck and Global Entry can help you get through the line faster although they re reportedly slowing down, too .
PreCheck costs $85 for five years, and you simply go through a shorter TSA line.
Thrillist also ranked the airlines with the longest wait times, so if you re flying out of any of these, look into nearby alternatives or at least be prepared for the wait .
The TSA has it s own website for checking security wait times also available as an app on Android and iOS , and it will notify you of any delays and tell you the latest security checkpoint wait times by terminal.
First, make sure you ve checked in and your boarding pass is printed or saved on your phone.
TripIt brings up another important point about dressing for the security line:
Remember that belts, buttons and zippers, along with hip replacements and underwire bras, are liable to set off the machines.