What Not to Wear Through Airport Security and Other Tips

Get ready to speed through mobs like this one this holiday season

With the holidays approaching and an influx of travelers sure to be bombarding all lines of transportation, now more than ever is the time to ask yourself “what should I wear?”

The TSA may not have a stylebook, but by avoiding the items in the list below, you should breeze through airport security in no time.

  • Tough to Remove Shoes
  • Clothes With Metal Studs or Buttons
  • Metal Jewelry
  • Belts & Belt Buckles
  • Under-wire Bras
  • Loose-fitting Clothing
  • Gel Shoe Inserts
  • Coats and Jackets

Before You Go

In order to get through security as painlessly as possible, there are some preemptive measures you can take before even arriving at the airport. Before you jet, remember to empty your pockets of vagrant phones, loose change and keys. Also take off any jewelery that’s not metal detector safe and smokers, leave your lighters at home!

Things to Remember

Check your airline’s carry-on allowance. Usually it’s one bag per passenger.

Remember the 3-1-1 rule! only 3.4 (100 milliliter) bottles are allowed; all liquids must be placed in one quart-sized clear, zip top bag; and only one quart-sized bag is allowed per passenger.

And international travelers, depending on your destination, you may be faced with a different set of security measures when traveling through international airports. For example, some international screening processes require you to take off your shoes, while others do not. If you have a connecting flight in the U.S. before returning home, be prepared to go through security again — checked baggage and all — when you land stateside.

For a more comprehensive list of tips and what not to wear click here.