The Fast Track
How to jet through the airport and get on your way
These days, getting from the airport door to your plane can take longer than your flight. To speed up your journey, try these steps:
- Avoid long check-in lines by using the new airline ticketing kiosks. With the swipe of a credit card, the kiosk finds your reservation, asks about seat assignments or upgrades, then prints your boarding pass. Airlines eager for travelers to use these labor-saving devices offer frequent-flier-mile bonuses to early adopters.
- Know when to walk or to take a train, tram or bus between airport buildings. At giant airport hubs like Atlanta, Denver or Pittsburgh, taking the high-speed trains between terminals, to gates or to baggage claim is a must. Get airport navigation tips before you arrive.
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