By: Erika Fehrenbach Prell
Getting through security might be the most stressful part of the airport experience, especially if you have children in tow. With a little planning, though, it can be smooth sailing. My husband, Adam, and I fly with our children quite a bit. Lucy has even been on a plane already when she was only five months old. Personally, I am not the road trip kind of traveler; I prefer flying to my destination.
By now, Adam and I can really rock the TSA line; our kids barely even slow us down. In fact, having the kids with us may make us faster; we have a secret little competition with the other passengers to see if we can get through faster with our kids than those without kids. And even though the other passengers don’t really know the game is being played, we still often win.
The key to getting through security quickly, efficiently, and as painlessly as possible starts with organization and having a plan of action. This plan starts at home with packing and what you wear to the airport, continues with your approach to and progression through security, and concludes with getting everything back together after going through security. With a little foresight, this should not take you long or cause unnecessary stress. Here are my top tips to rock the TSA line!
Tips for Packing your Carry-on (starting from the bottom of the bag to the top):
Tips for Traveling with Kids:
Erika Fehrenbach Prell is passionate about inspiring and educating, others on their path to complete wellness-mind,body, and soul. This desire led Erika to the helping profession of nursing, and she obtained her Master's Degree as a Nurse Practitioner in 2007. Erika specialized in cardiac surgery, largely influenced by her personal experience with heart disease. While she loved working with this population, her heart's desire has always been to impact lives on a larger scale and from a proactive, not reactive, place. The universe answered when her path crossed with Jackie and SoulShine was born. Erika finally feels she is walking in her purpose and is excited for this journey to unfold.