By now, every traveller, be they frequent or not, should be aware of the stringent laws concerning airport security, and yet lots of unprepared passengers show themselves at the security check, thus causing long queues and frustration. Security staff members have their say.
Many passengers think that security procedures are redundant, and the only visible outcome is an endless queue before departure. According to their point of view, it is no longer necessary to maintain a high level of vigilance against terrorist threats, but nothing could be further from the truth.
More than 17 years have passed since the tragedy of 9/11, which left a mark on the Western world, but the airport security continues to be a matter of the utmost importance.
Since then, every State has established specific procedures to protect citizens’ safety and freedom of movement by monitoring sensitive locations, especially the airports.
Airports have invested in new infrastructure and high technologies to increase the efficiency of security screening while reducing wait times. Thanks to these improvements passengers feel safer, as the growth of air traffic shows, and this concerns Cagliari airport too.
A boost in passengers traffic implies greater effort in security screening, since thousands of travellers must be checked. This could mean longer wait times, but queues can be reduced thanks to several practical expedients that can be applied at home.
Tips to speed up security screening: put metal items in hand luggage when possible, or choose those that are easily removable; avoid shoes with metal parts; put your liquids in a plastic bag (click HERE for further information) and place it in an easily reachable pocket, to be readily and separately checked.
By doing so, the security staff will manage to speed up the screening procedure, with joint benefit.