Metal shank design in dress and work shoes and boots sets off security alarms. It's impossible to tell if your shoes have the shanks simply by looking at the pair, but you can test the shoes to get a good idea. Bend the soul and if there is major resistance to the movement, it's a good bet that the shoe incorporates a metal shank that will set off an airport security alarm.
Bracelets, necklaces with even small decorations and rings set off detectors. If you don't want to alert officials, bring a small plastic ziplock bag and place your jewelry in the container to go through the metal detector. Keep a close eye on the bag as it travels through security. A better idea would be to avoid major bling while traveling to avoid risk of loss when traveling.
Even small, dense metal buttons will set off airport security. Place jackets with metal buttons in the x-ray trays to avoid getting the wand treatment.
Jeans and jackets with rivets warn security of danger. Avoid wearing jeans to go through the airport security and place jackets onto the belt for x-rays and you'll clear security faster.
Most people think plastic band wristwatches are a slam dunk to pass through security, but metal watch interiors set off security monitors. Put your watch in a plastic zip lock bag to make an easy escape from airport security.
Good to know!
Good list of things we don't always think of that will set someone off!
Boy did I need this list last week when the guy in front of me had to walk through airport security three times! Nice list.
I haven't been on an airplane sine 8/2001. But I will know what to do when I get one again. The train is a little too jiggly for me! Thanks for sharing.
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