Holiday Air Travel Means Heightened Security

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Lines, crowds, planes to catch — it’s all part of holiday travel.

And part of the season is heightened security.

Nico Melendez with the Transportation Security Administration says the TSA expects a record number of travelers this year.

With all those people comes the expectation that some travelers will attempt to pass through security checkpoints with items that are forbidden.

To prove their point, the TSA laid out at least 100 items that passengers attempted to board with.

Everything from  knives, blades, sharp tools and even large bottles of alcohol. All of these items were found here at the Sacramento  International Airport in the last few days.

So how do you negotiate  the airport security check points as smoothly as possible? It’s all in the packing and planning. Be sure to check ahead for a list of what not to board with.

If you have any questions the TSA is giving answers on Twitter at @TSA.

Also arrive at least two hours early for domestic flights and even earlier for international.

Best advice, bring your patience.

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