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If you're traveling by air this summer, Peter says the best thing you can do is chill out. "Have a calm, Zen attitude and stay positive as you move through airports, because everybody is trying to do the right thing to keep you safe and make air travel safe," he says.

Peter calls on Ellen Howe from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), who says there are a number of ways to make airport travel stress-free.

  • Arrive early.
  • Know the rules, especially the 3-1-1 rule for acceptable carry-on luggage: 3-ounce bottles or less, in a one quart plastic bag, one bag per passenger at the checkpoint.
  • If you have to bring a medical exception to the 3-1-1 rule, Ellen says to declare the item, which will then be inspected and most likely allowed through.
  • Remember that there are no liquid restrictions for checked luggage.
  • Wear shoes that go on and off quickly.
  • Remove computers from laptop bags.
  • Remove outer layers of clothing, such as blazers, before passing through security checkpoints.


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