Experts Suggest What Not To Wear When You Fly

By David Highfield

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — With so many people flying for Thanksgiving, and with new controversial security techniques, it helps to know what to wear when you’re traveling.

Turns out, the wrong clothing choices could lead to a bigger delay and more scrutiny.

Frequent flier Meredith McKenzie told us what she tries to wear: “Slip-on shoes, no jewelry, no cell phones, just you know, wear comfortable clothes, but clothes that don’t look too baggy.”

Experts agree. Tracy Edwards from AAA Travel Sales says, “Loose clothing will cause some delays because they think you’re hiding something under there.”

KDKA’s David Highfield reports:

According the TSA, you should also avoid clothing with metal studs or snaps, heavy jewelry and underwire bras.

Some travel experts say women should avoid skirts. “They should probably wear slacks when they travel because when they wear skirts and so forth, the long skirts – that can delay the screening,” said Edwards.

KDKA’s Ross Guidotti reports:

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  1. Me says:

    Just accompanied my daughter to the gate this afternoon/evening at PIT. Even thought the lines into the security checkpoint were all the way out of the terminal and down the hall (the one to the parking lots), the lines moved steadily and pretty quickly. I’d anticipated a lot of travelers, so we’d arrived an hour earlier than suggested…but, all went surprisingly well. The very helpful TSA folks did a beautiful job! Bravo and Thanks Folks!

  2. JERRY WOOLF says:

    I WOULD WALK NUDE THRU SECURITY TO A BOMB OFF THE PLANE!

  3. JERRY WOOLF says:

    I WOULD WALK NUDE THRU SECURITY TO KEEP A BOMB OFF A PLANE!

    1. Eric Kunz says:

      Jerry, please let us all know when you’re flying next, so that we can cancel our flights that day. Thank you.

  4. SwedishSnus says:

    A 70-year-old white woman in a skirt is going to get patted down, but a Muslim woman in a burqa??? No problem.

  5. Loincloth Guy says:

    I’m going through wearing a loincloth. All I need to do is lift it up and show that I’m not hiding anything and I’m done.

  6. walt hilliard says:

    If you do not like it take a bus……….

  7. USAlover says:

    …or a boat!

  8. expittsburgh says:

    Underwire bras are the #1 selling style. So now women will need “airport bras”? Gotta love it….

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