Without a doubt, one of the biggest hassles when you’re traveling around the world is airport security. The lines are long, the TSA agents are sometimes invasive, and it seems like the rules for what you can and cannot have in your carry-on change every time you go…
But, if you go to the airport in a prepared state, you can make things at least a little bit easier than they would be otherwise. And one of the best ways you can prepare is by making sure you’re wearing the right clothing to get through security… With that in mind, let’s take a look at the 10 things you should never wear to the airport.
1. Offensive Clothing
The t-shirt with an F-bomb on it might not get you held up at security, but it could get you kicked off your flight if it offends the wrong person.
2. Hair Pins
You know that you’re going to have to go through the metal detector, so why would you ever put a bunch of metal on your head?
3. Underwire Bras
By the same token, save yourself the hassle of getting the wand by skipping the bra with the metal underwire.
4. Large Dresses
If you’ve got a large, loose-fitting dress on, you’re dramatically increasing the chances that a security agent is going to give you the pat down… So, why risk it?
5. Metal Jewelry
It’s valuable stuff and it’s going to set off the metal detector, meaning you’ll have to take it all off… Do you really want to risk misplacing one of your jewelry items?
6. Cartier Love Bracelets
Believe it or not, many TSA agents report that these jewelry items cause big headaches at security, largely due to the fact that one needs a screwdriver to remove them.
You know you’ll have to take that belt off, so why put it on in the first place? (Leave it in your carry-on, and then put your belt on once you’ve cleared security if you need to.)
8. Cargo Pants
You’re going to have to empty all of your pockets, so why would you choose to add more pockets than normal to the equation by wearing cargo shorts?
You’ll need to remove any bulky pull-overs when you’re going through security, so just skip wearing one entirely. (If you need it, keep it in your carry-on and then put it on once you’ve cleared security.)
The harder your shoes are to take off and put on, the more you’re going to be in the way at security. Just wear some easy to put on and take off slip-on shoes, and you’ll be all set.