For most of us, the dread of going through airport security is up there with doing taxes or going to the dentist. It's a necessary evil, but with the help of a little insider advice, it can be considerably less painful. Curious as to how to cut down on the hassle and time spent at airport security (in case you haven't yet sprung for TSA Pre-Check), we consulted Lisa Farbstein, the spokesperson from the TSA's Office of Public Affairs, on the subject of what you actually don't need to take off at security (but that many people do anyway). Farbstein says, "For the most part, travelers do not need to remove their jewelry." She added, "There is rarely a need to remove most watches, earrings, rings, or necklaces."
But as with many things travel-related, there are caveats. Farbstein says, "Travelers who are wearing huge bulky jewelry with a lot of metal should remove the items and put them into their carry-on bags and not in a checkpoint bin. Why? Because putting the items into a carry-on bag means that the items won't accidentally be left behind in a bin by mistake." She also gave the genius advice that if you're wearing a bulky non-metal necklace, you can simply turn it around so that it hangs down your upper back, thus avoiding a chest pat down.
Now that you have the details on the protocol of wearing jewelry through security, go on to shop travel accessories and subtle jewelry pieces that will make your time spent at the airport so much easier.
There is rarely a need to remove most watches, earrings, rings, or necklaces.
Use this to avoid leaving your bulkier jewelry behind at security.
We'd gladly wear this every single day.
Every fashion girl travels with these pouches.
Proof that black diamonds and rose gold are a dreamy combination.
Tired of studs? Try these delicate alternatives.
It never hurts to have an extra carry-on, just in case.
Short for the designer's slogan: Fine Jewelry for Fine Ladies.
Organization goals met.
These cool upright studs aren't your average star earrings.
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This carry-on is durable, roomy, and lightweight. Sold.
Try this layered with other delicate necklaces of differing lengths.
For the jet-setter who hates hassling with zippers.
Perfect for pairing with your airport-friendly slides.
We love an old-school Prada logo.
Add this to your everyday jewelry lineup.
Just in case you prefer your water bottle to be on trend as well.
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