Airport travel has always been a bit of a headache for most people. Between the long lines at security and the general feelings of stress among your fellow passengers, most people prefer to get through the airport as quickly as possible. And now, in the midst of a global pandemic, no one wants to linger too long in a crowded public place. That is why our team at Empire Rent A Car has put together our top three tips for getting through the airport fast.

3 Ways to Get Through the Airport Fast

1. Plan Ahead

When it comes to airport travel, it’s a good idea to do as much as you possibly can beforehand. Online check-in can save you a lot of time, especially if you are not checking a bag – and it’s the best way to secure the seat you want on the plane. If you are checking a bag, be sure to weigh it ahead of time so you’re sure to avoid any trouble with the check-in agents. Finally, in the hours leading up to your flight, periodically check your flight status online to learn of any gate changes or delays.

2. Speed Through Security

The best way to get through security quickly is to have everything important in its place. Before you leave for the airport, put your ID, credit card, and boarding pass in an easily accessible part of your wallet or bag, and place everything else in your carry-on bag. Follow TSA regulations for packing any liquids by placing them into a single, quart-sized, clear plastic bag and pack it last so you can easily pull it out when it’s your turn to go through security. Finally, wear shoes and a jacket that are easy to slip on and off.

3. Book Your Rental Car

Once you reach your destination, you’ll likely want to exit the airport quickly as well, so booking your rental car ahead of time is a great time saver. At Empire, we make it quick and easy for you with our online reservation process. Just let us know when to meet you at the airport and we’ll either deliver your vehicle to you or bring you to our nearby rental location where your vehicle will be waiting.

At Empire Rent A Car in NYC, we understand that flying can be stressful, so we’re here to help. For more information on our policies and procedures, or to make a reservation, contact us at (800) 750-8782. We offer car rentals, van rentals, and SUV rentals in LaGuardia and JFK Airports.