Published on Sep 17, 2023, 1:42pm ET
A frequent traveler from Texas is revealing her “secret” to getting out of airports faster. In a viral TikTok, Lindsay Mukaddam mentioned her simple trick for leaving the airport as quickly as possible. Europa Press via Getty Images
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A frequent traveler from Texas is revealing her “secret” to getting out of airports faster.
Lindsay Mukaddam, who often travels alone, shares her travel hacks on her TikTok page @onegirlwandering.
In a viral video from July, Mukaddam, 37, noted his simple trick of leaving the airport as quickly as possible.
“If the arrival level is completely filled with cars, come to the departure level,” she said in the 14-second clip, which has been viewed more than 1.1 million times.
“Because then the person who’s coming to pick you up can come here without any problems, and he won’t have to wait in line.”
She captioned the video: “At least I don’t have to wait a moment to go home.”
“Come to the departure level if the arrival level is completely filled with cars,” she said in the 14-second clip. @onegirlwandering /TikTok
Mukaddam told Newsweek last month: “I found out about this hack because Austin Airport has signs encouraging passengers to use both levels for pickup and drop-off during really busy travel times. . “Not everyone pays attention to this, but those who listen to this advice have shorter wait times.”
She admitted to the outlet that “this trick won’t work at all airports” because some don’t have separate areas for departures and arrivals.
Mukaddam’s tips may help weary travelers get to the airport — and a former FBI agent’s tips may help at the hotel.
“Because then the person who’s coming to pick you up can come here without a problem, and they don’t have to wait in line,” she added.@onegirlwandering /TikTok
Tracy Walder, 44, a former FBI special agent and CIA officer, recommends staying in a room between the third and sixth floors.
They argue that these rooms are far enough below the main floor for emergency access, but far enough from intruders entering the ground floor.
“When it comes to floor level, there are two things – the first is penetration. Typically, someone trying to cause harm will take the easiest route and that would be to enter from the first floor because it is the most accessible,” explained Walder.
“With the exits, if you’re very high up – on the 20th floor or the 21st floor – it’s going to be really difficult for you to get out quickly.”
Once she is in her room, Walder always makes sure to lock and bolt the door for an “extra level of security.”
“My husband Ben, 44, teases me about it and although it’s unlikely anyone will come in, the reality is that hotel staff have a keycard to get into your room,” she said.
Walder shared his suggestions, saying, “My hope was to give people all the different forms of security controls and encourage them to use the things they can control or already have – Without buying anything.”
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