Airport officials offer tips for holiday travel

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WICHITA, Kan. If you've recently traveled by plane, you may have noticed changes when going through airport security.

In August, TSA agents began requiring electronics like tablets and hard drives larger than a cell phone to be taken out of bags for screening.

"Intelligence indicates that terrorist groups continue to target commercial aviation, we know they are looking for ways to smuggle explosive devices in various consumer devices with a focus in electronics," said Jay Brainard, federal security director for the TSA in Kansas.

With a busy holiday season around the corner, airport officials want to make sure you're aware of steps you can take to avoid delays at the screening counters .

"The clothing and shoes that don't need to be removed can stay down in the bag and the things that do need to be removed put them in the top or an exterior pocket so you can open it and remove it easily," said Robin Farlow a TSA security training instructor.

Travelers at Eisenhower Airport like Kathleen Katley also shared their own tips that have helped them get past security quickly, "I always make sure I have shoes that are easy to get on and off when I'm going through security and I also make sure all my liquids are in one concise bag that are easy to access."

TSA officials also encourage passengers to arrive to the airport at least an hour and half early this holiday season to ensure a stress-free experience on their way to their destinations.