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Good Morning Britain travel expert’s top tips to get through airport security as quickly as possible

Many holidaymakers are currently facing long queues at airport security.

Lots of Brits are looking to get away for a bit of a break after being cooped up during the coronavirus pandemic. However, it is resulting in long delays for airport security, with many travellers missing flights and other departures being delayed.

This morning, travel expert Simon Calder appeared on ITV’s Good Morning Britain to talk to hosts Kate Garraway and Adil Ray about how to travel as quickly and efficiently as possible. He shared his dos and don’ts of getting through airport security.

READ MORE:Manchester Airport CEO warns travel delays will continue for months

Adil asked: “Is it best to minimise cabin baggage to move through security queues and just have carry on baggage? Is that going to make the world of difference to people do you think?”

Simon replied: “Yes, absolutely. It’s a really really good to do everything you can to help the queues go smoothly. Over the years we have been incentivised to pack all out stuck into cabin baggage. And during the pandemic any people who haven’t flown for a couple of years have kind of forgotten the liquids rule.

“So let me remind you – clear plastic bag, nothing over 100ml. I used to work in security at Gatwick airport and I know that once you’ve got a hand search that’s required that really gums things up. The best thing to do if you possibly can is to simply help yourself, help others and remember the liquid rule and if you check everything in that’s all the better.”

Kate added her own tip as she said: “Make sure you’re also wearing shoes you can take off easily and no heels,” She warned about being aware of contact lenses in your bag too. She added: “It’s checking those silly little things where you can help yourself a little bit.”

Simon also issued a plea to the public to respect the workers at the airports. He said: “There’s lots of people working on the front line. They have got up at 3am, they’re not having a brilliant day – please give them the respect that they deserve. No abuse to these people who are trying to get you away on holiday.”

He went on to say that Manchester Airport bosses have advised travellers to arrive three hours before their flights. The expert also noted that British Airways have cancelled a further 68 flights today meaning around 10,000 people won’t be getting to fly.

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Travel news: The world’s best breakfasts, pancakes and other morning snacks

Editor’s Note — Sign up for Unlocking the World, CNN Travel’s weekly newsletter. Get news about destinations opening and closing, inspiration for future adventures, plus the latest in aviation, food and drink, where to stay and other travel developments.

(CNN) — This week in travel news, we bring you the breakfast capital of the world, new ultra-long-haul flights and the fascinating evolution of the airplane evacuation slide.

Breakfast of champions

Van, eastern Turkey, is the home of serpme kahvaltı — breakfast spread — and the morning feast includes oven-hot flatbreads, Turkish coffee, creamy scrambled eggs, local cheese flavored with mountain herbs, grape molasses and tahini.

How the sausage gets made

Cooking oil was out of the pan and into the airplane on March 25, when it powered an Airbus A380 on a three-hour trial flight in France.

The aerospace manufacturer hopes to get its aircraft certified to run on Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) — made mostly of used cooking oil and waste fats — by the end of the decade.

In another behind-the-scenes peek at how the aviation sausage is made, this week we looked at the evolution of another slippery airplane asset: evacuation slides.

Did you know that the “arm doors and cross check” instruction to flight attendants as a plane leaves the gate is when the slides are prepped to automatically deploy? 

Rays of travel sunshine

Sometimes no news is good news, right?

For the first time in many months, this week the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention didn’t add a single new destination to its highest-risk category for travel. And it also lifted its risk advisory for cruise travel.
While many parts of the world are opening back up, China’s zero-Covid policy means that lockdowns are continuing across the country. Luxury hotels in Chinese cities are now offering babysitting services to parents trying to manage that familiar challenge of juggling remote working with managing their kids’ online learning.

Homes for refugees

Now, it has nearly 88,000 members and Tosheva and her admins have personally arranged housing for around 90 refugees. Many of the hosts are donating the use of their vacation properties — including a castle in Ireland — to people who have lost everything.
And in Ukraine itself, a remote ski resort in the Carpathian Mountains has become a refuge for displaced citizens.

10-year vacation

Tom Grond has been to 130 countries, including Syria.

Tom Grond has been to 130 countries, including Syria.

Tom Grond

Dutch blogger Tom Grond set out on a round-the-world trip in December 2012 — and he hasn’t stopped since. Here’s how he went from being a $30-a-day budget traveler to sustaining himself through writing and posting about his adventures.

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Get set, travel

If your travel hours are stretching into double digits, it’s nice to be able to afford some luxury — without your costs running into quadruple digits or more.

Our partners at CNN Underscored, a product reviews and recommendations guide owned by CNN, have worked out how you can book a super-duper first class suite on Singapore Airlines for almost nothing using air miles and credit card points.

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Travel Tip Thursday: how Daylight Savings can affect early morning commuters

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) — While Daylight Savings means more sun during the evening, it also means less visibility for early morning commuters.

Watch the video above to hear from a representative from AAA discuss the unexpected dangers that come along with Daylight Savings and how to keep yourself and others safe on the road this spring.

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3 teens hurt after early morning crash knocks down traffic light pole in Phoenix

Three people were hurt in a crash that knocked down a traffic pole in Phoenix early Monday morning.

Phoenix police and firefighters responded to a collision at 15th Avenue and Bethany Home Road on Feb. 14.

Three teenagers were reportedly in the car during the accident. One person was hospitalized with serious injuries, while the other two sustained minor injuries.

In the aftermath of the crash, city workers have put up a temporary traffic light in the area.

Crash damages property in the area

The crash damaged the front block wall of the home of Adam Gable.

“The car was damaged really badly,’ said Gable. “It blew the whole fence into the yard.”

Gable and his family owned the home for six years, and they have seen many crashes.

“Since 2016, this is the 11th,” said Gable.

Gable says he has complained to the city about the confusing traffic pattern that causes people to keep crashing into his wall. He has had it, and unfortunately, so has his insurance company.

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Saturday morning travel restrictions update

In our area, as of 9:10 a.m., Bartholomew, Brown, Decatur, Jennings and Shelby counties have  orange travel watches in place. Which means that conditions are threatening and you should only travel if it is essential such as to work or for emergencies.

Johnson and Jackson counties are under a yellow travel advisory, the lowest level of local travel restrictions, meaning you should use caution or avoid areas that are restricted.

Authorities recommend that you stay home if you can.

The National Weather Service says that if you have to travel, you should make sure you have an emergency kit with an extra flashlight, food, water and a blanket in your vehicle.

Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department.

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The Morning: Why we travel

It’s a pleasure to welcome you to the new Saturday edition of The Morning.

I come to you from the department of Culture and Lifestyle at The Times where, until recently, I wrote the At Home and Away newsletter, which was devoted to helping readers lead full lives during the pandemic. I’m excited to bring you closer to the world of culture, to offer suggestions for how you might spend your time and to contemplate all the wonder and strangeness and possibility of the current moment.

Speaking of wonder and strangeness, I traveled across the U.S. by plane recently, for the first time in two years. I was focused on my destination: waking up someplace else, a window with a new view, vacation and its promise of rest and renewal. The flight itself was an uncomfortable but necessary interlude. I just had to endure it, I thought, to get to the good part.

But I was surprised to find that each dreaded step, from leaving home in the predawn cold for a 7 a.m. flight to passing through security (my mask pulled down briefly for the ID check), from negotiating overhead bin space to picking up the rental car, was, if not exactly fun, then interesting. There was so much to take in — I felt as if I’d been watching the same show for two years and someone just changed the channel.

I found myself recalling that unexpectedly energizing experience while reading my colleague Shane O’Neill’s report on Love Cloud, a Las Vegas company that allows you to charter a private plane for an hour or two in which you can avail yourself of various packages tailored to a romantic dinner, a wedding or an assignation.

My coach-class aisle seat with limited reclining ability was far from the satin sheets and heart-shaped pillows of Love Cloud’s private cabin. But both my flight and Love Cloud’s offerings reminded me of a fundamental premise of any long-planned vacation or Vegas attraction or purchase of a new brand of detergent: We are nourished by novelty. Too much sameness and the world goes gray.

You can orchestrate novelty on a grand scale, take a trip to someplace new, do something you haven’t done. You can insert bits of it into your everyday. Some friends and I once experimented for a month with making small daily changes — wearing two different socks one day, eating only green foods the next — just to see the effect. The novel interventions themselves weren’t what made the experiment rewarding. It was the vigilance the project awakened in us: We were looking for things to notice, alert to the ways in which our days might be different.

My vacation was lovely, as restorative as I’d hoped. Today, though, I’m thinking about the San Francisco airport. I filled my water bottle at a hydration station with multiple spigots, watching my fellow passengers filling theirs, marveling at the variety of bottles, the colors and shapes. I’m also thinking about landing late in New York, about how I’d forgotten that strange feeling of rushing through the airport to find ground transportation, eager to get home, about how you pass travelers at other gates waiting to begin their trips.

Novelty doesn’t have to announce itself. Small moments of noticing small things, new or forgotten sensations that provoke new or forgotten thoughts — you don’t have to travel very far or very high to experience them.

🎞 Reliving the ’90s: an era of baggy jeans and unselfconscious poses, now on Instagram.

🐟 Fishing: even in the middle of Los Angeles.

What you get for $700,000: a Tudor Revival in Dallas; an 1896 Victorian in Portland, Ore.; or a cottage in Fairview, N.C.

The Hunt: For a one-bedroom on Manhattan’s West Side, did they choose the co-op overlooking a courtyard, the high-floor apartment with a city view or the one-bedroom facing the street? Play our game.

Pandemic regrets: Recent buyers wish they’d held out for more space or cheaper prices before racing to buy in the frenzied housing market.

Short-track speedskating: The Beijing Olympics have begun, and one of this weekend’s highlights is a new event: the mixed team relay race in short-track speedskating. The short track makes for a hectic race, with skaters jostling and often crashing. In the mixed relay, two men and two women will race for each team, giving one another hard shoves as they trade places. 8 a.m. Eastern today for the gold medal race; NBC will also broadcast it in prime time. Here’s how to watch the rest of the Games.

For more:

The pangrams from yesterday’s Spelling Bee were cloaked, deadlock and deadlocked. Here is today’s puzzle — or you can play online.

Take the news quiz to see how well you followed this week’s headlines.

If you’re in the mood to play more, here are all our games.

Thanks for spending part of your weekend with The Times. — Melissa

Claire Moses, Ian Prasad Philbrick, Tom Wright-Piersanti, Ashley Wu and Sanam Yar contributed to The Morning. You can reach the team at themorning@nytimes.com.

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