A smooth sail through the airport will be a good start and end to a holiday. Everybody already pays a lot of attention to their luggage; what is in it and how much of it are they carrying. But the only kind of attention we pay to our clothes is to making a fashion statement. Read on to find out what to wear to get a quick pass in the airport. Avoid these shoes, accessories, and clothes for a smoother trip through security.
Tie-ons and other footwear that are difficult to remove.
It’s best to wear slip-on shoes in the airport security line. You’ll have to take your shoes off and put them in the screening bin before walking through the metal detector. So if you are fumbling with tangled laces or strappy sandals you could hold up the line. Additionally, if you’re in a hurry to catch your flight, slip-on shoes will be easy to put back on allowing you a fast exit for a quick dash from the end of security to your gate.
Pro tip: senior citizens (75+) and children under the age of 13 may leave their shoes on while screening.
Anything metal: including jewelry and piercings.
Simply because you dont want to selt off the metal detector. setting off the metal detector, warrants additional screening—or at least a little extra attention while other travelers stream past you. Everything from metal clothing fasteners and body piercings to keys in your pocket could cause an alarm in the security line.If you are wearing metal body piercings that cannot be removed, you may request a private screening in the form of a pat down.
Pro tip: Most wedding rings get through the scanners without setting off any alarms.
One word – Belts!
If your pants fall down the moment your belt comes off, don’t wear them to the airport. Flyers must remove belts before walking through metal detectors, so choose a belt-free outfit, or be prepared to remove your belt if you want to wear one. Belts aren’t permitted through airport security because their metal clasps set off the metal detector. However, even if you are wearing a belt without a metal clasp, an agent might request that you remove it anyway. It’s standard procedure.
Coats and Jackets
Travelers MUST remove coats and jackets—this includes outerwear like hooded sweatshirts, vests, and such, before going through the metal detector. It’s perfectly fine to sport a jacket in a chilly airport. Just remember to take your outerwear off and put it in a screening bin before proceeding through the checkpoint. Preferably take it off while standing in queue to ensure a smooth run when it’s your turn.
Anything that’s offensive.
Offensive clothing may get you removed from the plane. It could also draw extra attention from TSA agents (though it’s more likely that airline staff, rather than an airport security agent, will ban you from flying due to inappropriate or offensive clothing). Stories of flyers prohibited from planes due to poor wardrobe choices are many, and, for most of them, the trouble occurred after they made it through the screening process. Still, agents may pull you aside for additional screening if they perceive a threatening or questionable message on your T-shirt.
Bottom line: If you wouldn’t wear it to a family-friendly restaurant or even to church, don’t wear it for air travel.
Loose clothes aren’t prohibited. But travelers sporting baggy apparel, such as droopy pants, flowy skirts, bulky sweatshirts, or even loose garments worn for religious purposes, may be subject to an additional pat-down inspection if the agent thinks your clothing might be concealing prohibited items.
Certain garments and accessories could get you flagged for extra screening, slowing down your progression through the airport. The best way to ease through airport security is to dress for success. Hope we could make your next flight to Sri Lanka a memorable one.
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