Things That Set Off Airport Security

Travel - Travel Tips
By: IzzyDuncan    
13-Dec-2010
  • 01

    Shoes

    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.

  • 02

    Jewelry

    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.

  • 03

    Metal Buttons

    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.

  • 04

    Rivets

    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.

  • 05

    Wristwatches

    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.


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