What Not To Wear In The TSA Security Line

Boots
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)
Belly Piercing
Belly Piercing
Got a piercing? Take it out for traveling — unless you want a pat down. (credit: Thomas Kienzle/AP)
Studded Belt
Studded Belt
Studded belts will definitely set off a TSA security alert. (credit: AP)
Underwire Bras
Underwire Bras
Women are advised to go wireless when choosing a bra for traveling. (credit: Frank Augstein/AP)
Jackets
Jackets
Wear jackets and sweaters without heavy metal buttons or clasps. (credit: AP)
Barrettes
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)
TSA Body Scan
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)
Shoes
Shoes
For easy on, easy off shoe removal at airport security checkpoints, consider slip-on sneakers. (credit: Michael Nagle/Getty Images)
TSA Scan
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
Children
Children are not exempt from examination by TSA agents at airport security checkpoints. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)
Jewelry
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)
Pat Down
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)
Long Lines
Long Lines
Avoiding any jewelry and metal on your clothes while traveling can make your security checkpoint experience easier. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)
Belts
Belts
Men know the drill — they take off belts when approaching an airport security checkpoint. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)
TSA Scanner
TSA Scanner
Something as small as a ring can set off a TSA scanner. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)
Baby
Baby
Avoid dressing baby in onesies with metal snap-on buttons if you can. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)
Jewelry
Jewelry
Headed for your flight? Take off any jewelry that might set off a security machine. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)
Can The Cufflinks
Can The Cufflinks
Wearing a suit? Avoid wearing cufflinks at airport security checkpoints. (credit: AP)
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