5 Essential Airport Hacks To Make Your Trip A Breeze

illustrated by Norah Stone.
Passing through an airport is nobody's idea of a good time, but doing it around the holidays is a special hell of its own. With lines everywhere, crabby TSA agents, and frequent delays, traveling around this time of year can be incredibly frustrating.
If you're already dreading the inevitable holdup at security, we have some good news: There are ways to breeze through pre-flight procedures with out losing your mind. All you need is a bit of prep — and be willing to shell out a few bucks for convenience. Click ahead for five tried-and-true tips to make holiday flying a lot less stressful.