There are preparations you can make before you arrive at the airport to help you move more quickly and efficiently through the new security processes. Here you will find suggestions on what to wear to the airport .
Dress the Part
Be aware that any metal detected at the checkpoint must be identified. If you set off the alarm, you will be required to undergo a secondary screening, including a hand-wanding and a pat-down inspection.
You can remove metal items at the security checkpoint and place them in the bins provided. The bins will be sent through the X-ray machine. You can save time, however, by not wearing metal items or by placing such items in your carry-on baggage before you get in line.
TIP: Avoid wearing clothing, jewelry, or other accessories that contain metal when traveling.
· Jewelry (pins, necklaces, bracelets, rings, watches, earrings, body piercings, cuff links, lanyard or bolo tie)
· Shoes with steel tips, heels, shanks, buckles or nails
· Clothing with metal buttons, snaps or studs
· Metal hair barrettes or other hair decoration
· Belt buckles
· Under-wire brassieres
Hidden items such as body piercings may result in a pat-down inspection. You may ask to remove your body piercing in private as an alternative to the pat-down search.
TIP: Avoid placing metal items in your pockets.
· Keys, loose change, lighters
· Mobile phones, pagers, and personal data assistants (PDAs)
TIP: Instead, place jewelry and other metal items in your carry-on baggage until you clear security.
TIP: Pack your outer coat or jacket in your baggage when possible.
Outer coats including trench coats, ski jackets, leather jackets, overcoats and parkas must go through the X-ray machine for inspection. If you choose to wear an outer coat to the checkpoint, you will need to either place it in your carry-on or put it in the bin that is provided for you. You will not need to remove suit jackets or blazers unless requested by the screener.