Going to visit family or going on a vacation can be exciting but traveling can be the worst day of your life. No matter how much people travel throughout the year, you can tell they do not enjoy doing it. From long ques to screening to boarding, this process can be hectic sometimes and getting extra stress should be avoided at all costs.
I recently witnessed a total embarrassing scene at the airport and it made me want to write about things not to wear to the airport.
So here’s what to leave home that can make your traveling life easier and not have problems with the TSA-
- Screw lock Accessories-
It’s edgy, flashy,for parties or on regular days not for the airport. Wearing ornaments that needs to be screwed and unscrewed before the can be worn or removed should not be worn to the airport because you will be the last man standing if you forget to bring your screw-driver(which is not allowed on the carry-on bag anyway) . Since every metal ornaments, shoes, jackets are suppose to be removed before going though the scanner, having items like this can make you the enemy to the TSA for making their job difficult and save the spikes for occasions that doesn’t involve a metal detector.
- Belts should be your last option-
I don’t know if I’m the only one who experiences this but have you ever worn a belt and wanted to visit the bathroom but as soon as you got there and wanted to remove that simple belt, it turns to be more difficult than a mathematical formula because you are in a hurry to take it off…smh… that’s exactly what happens when you are in a front of a long queue going through the metal detector scanner, it gets complicated.
Wear pants that fit right at your waist to prevent using a belt that can give you hard time at the airport. This is not a license for you to wear that yoga and pajama pants to the airport.
- Tight Clothing-
Great lesson learned from Lady Gaga. Tight clothes can restrict blood flow in the already-confining space of an airplane seat. The reward of showing off your fantastically toned body at the risk of deep vein thrombosis should be weighed and thought about drastically before going on a flight. Ditch the skinny jeans and don loose-fitting natural fiber garments (clothes made from cotton or linen are a great choice) to give your skin some breathing room.
- Flip Flops-
A lot of people come to the airport daily to travel and some might be having some type of infection therefore the airport can be the breeding place for bacteria and other infectious diseases. You do not want to be the one hosting these infections as you sweep your feet through the place with an open slippers. wearing socks is a great way to prevent this from happening plus they will keep your feet warm on the plane.
- Gladiator/ lace/ zipper/ heels boots and shoes-
Shoes with zips,lace and buckles does not make going through security easy. Wear shoes that is easy and comfortable to slip off and back on. Heels should be very low because you can never tell when you’ll have to run to catch your flight.