What Not To Wear In The TSA Security Line

It can be cold at the airport, and there are of course heavy suitcases you want to protect your feet from, but you probably want to avoid heavy boots with metal eyelets or steel toes. (credit: AP)
Boots It can be cold at the airport, and there are of course heavy suitcases you want to protect your feet from, but you probably want to avoid heavy boots with metal eyelets or steel toes. (credit: AP)
Got a piercing? Take it out for traveling -- unless you want a pat down. (credit: Thomas Kienzle/AP)
Belly Piercing Got a piercing? Take it out for traveling -- unless you want a pat down. (credit: Thomas Kienzle/AP)
Studded belts will definitely set off a TSA security alert. (credit: AP)
Studded belt Studded belts will definitely set off a TSA security alert. (credit: AP)
Women are advised to go wireless when choosing a bra for traveling. (credit: Frank Augstein/AP)
Underwire bras Women are advised to go wireless when choosing a bra for traveling. (credit: Frank Augstein/AP)
Wear jackets and sweaters without heavy metal buttons or clasps. (credit: AP)
Jackets Wear jackets and sweaters without heavy metal buttons or clasps. (credit: AP)
Wear your hair free of barrettes, bobby pins and other metal items to avoid setting off an alert at an airport security checkpoint. (credit: Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)
Barrettes Wear your hair free of barrettes, bobby pins and other metal items to avoid setting off an alert at an airport security checkpoint. (credit: Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)
Airport body scans are seen by agents in a separate room, who do not see passengers' faces. (credit: Michael Nagle/Getty Images)
TSA Body Scan Airport body scans are seen by agents in a separate room, who do not see passengers' faces. (credit: Michael Nagle/Getty Images)
For easy on, easy off shoe removal at airport security checkpoints, consider slip-on sneakers. (credit: Michael Nagle/Getty Images)
Shoes For easy on, easy off shoe removal at airport security checkpoints, consider slip-on sneakers. (credit: Michael Nagle/Getty Images)
Avoid an invasive pat down by a TSA agent by following a few fashion guidelines when traveling. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)
TSA Scan Avoid an invasive pat down by a TSA agent by following a few fashion guidelines when traveling. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)
Children are not exempt from examination by TSA agents at airport security checkpoints. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)
Children Children are not exempt from examination by TSA agents at airport security checkpoints. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)
For comfort, as well as to save on time avoiding a pat down, leave your valuables at home or in a bag with your carry-on luggage. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)
Jewelry For comfort, as well as to save on time avoiding a pat down, leave your valuables at home or in a bag with your carry-on luggage. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)
Anyone who sets off an alert at an airport security scanner has to submit to a pat down or face a fine. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)
Pat Down Anyone who sets off an alert at an airport security scanner has to submit to a pat down or face a fine. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)
Avoiding any jewelry and metal on your clothes while traveling can make your security checkpoint experience easier. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)
Long lines Avoiding any jewelry and metal on your clothes while traveling can make your security checkpoint experience easier. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)
Men know the drill -- they take off belts when approaching an airport security checkpoint. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)
Belts Men know the drill -- they take off belts when approaching an airport security checkpoint. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)
airport security
TSA Scanner (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)
Avoid dressing baby in onesies with metal snap-on buttons if you can. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)
Baby Avoid dressing baby in onesies with metal snap-on buttons if you can. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)
Headed for your flight? Take off any jewelry that might set off a security machine. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)
Jewelry Headed for your flight? Take off any jewelry that might set off a security machine. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)
Wearing a suit? Avoid wearing cufflinks at airport security checkpoints. (credit: AP)
Can The Cufflinks Wearing a suit? Avoid wearing cufflinks at airport security checkpoints. (credit: AP)

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One Comment

  1. D Adams says:

    You forgot to say TSA prohibits gel shoe inserts, even in your carryon luggage. Leave the gel insoles at home or in your checked luggage.

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