Getting through the airport security for that long-awaited getaway can be nightmare, especially as most people just want to get on the plane and go.
At this time of year, East Midlands Airport is filled with holiday-makers all packed and ready to go on holiday but first they need to get through security.
Don't panic - there is a way to make it easier.
In peak holiday season long waits are common - but the airport is offering passengers the chance to reduce waiting times for £4.
How to beat the queues at East Midlands Airport
1. Fast track through security
The offer is available on East Midlands Airport's own website and can be purchased online before passengers arrive at the airport.
Passengers simply have to enter their details for when they require fast track, whether that is on the departure flight, arrival flight or both.
They will then be asked to select their flight times.
Customers are able to purchase security fast track for £4 per person.
Once passengers arrive at the airport they have to show their e-mail confirmation to the fast track staff and simply breeze through the queue.
More information about East Midlands Airport's fast track is available by visiting the website here.
2. Park and go
Parking at airports can be expensive but it does not necessarily have to be slow. At East Midlands Airport visitors can now pre-book parking to secure a space. There are a number of parking options to suit all budgets, including the meet and greet parking.
This takes the hassle out of searching for a parking space. More information on finding a parking space is available here.
3. Check in online
Checking in online helps to cut waiting times. Passengers can print off their boarding pass at home and then simply drop their bags off.
There is also an option to use the Express Check-In system. Passengers can use a passport, credit card or e-ticket number to check in using one of the touch-screen machines at the airport.
The machines allow passengers to print off their boarding card.
According to East Midlands Airport, passengers should base their arrival time at the airport on when their flight is scheduled to depart.
- Long haul flights – passengers should arrive three hours before the scheduled departure
- European flights – passengers should arrive two hours before the scheduled departure
- UK and Ireland flights – passengers must be ready to enter security a minimum of one hour prior to departure.