Summer is upon us and many families are planning on traveling or plan to travel within next few months. As I was traveling to visit family back East leaving LAX I was offered the opportunity to try the TSA’s Pre Screening process!
OH MY GOODNESS how amazing is this! I was obviously traveling alone, but how amazing is this for nannies traveling with children or families traveling with children!
For those of you who have no idea what I am talking about I will let you in on the best kept secret in flying and I am so excited to share this with everyone.
This new TSA Pre Check allows you to…..wait for it……. are you ready?
Leave your shoes on, leave your light jackets on, your belts, nonmetallic items no longer have to be out of your pockets, in addition you don’t have to take your laptops out of your carry on bags, or your liquids, or your 3-3-3 components (whatever that is). The BEST PART….all of you in favor of hopping the line, you get to cut in front of the long lines of people waiting in line for security check!
What does this mean for those traveling with children? AMAZINGNESS (if that is a word) ! What could have been a crying mess, full of frustration and anxiety was the exact opposite for the family in front of me with three small children. I 100 percent recommend this option if you travel more then twice a year. The process can be found on the the www.TSA.gov website and the process consists of going to a local screen location where you are asked some basic questions and fingerprinted, which is fine by me if I can walk on the plane!
Here is a map of cities that are included so far with additional cities added as airports jump on the TSA Pre Check band wagon!