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  • How to dress to avoid an enhanced pat-down


    The Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) new security measures at U.S. airports have prompted controversy about passenger privacy and concerns about delays and long lines at airports. There are ways that passengers can avoid going through unnecessary pat-downs, including wearing clothing that doesn't arouse suspicion, the Associated Press reports.

    Even prior to the introduction of body-scanners and enhanced pat-downs, passengers could ensure a quicker passage through airport security by avoiding wearing clothing with metal components, which could set off metal-detectors, and wearing shoes that are easy to put on and remove. These rules are still handy with the new policies. Additionally, passengers can minimize the chances that they are take aside for a pat-down by avoiding baggy clothing or long skirts, which may inspire suspicion about concealed objects, the news source reports.

    Passenger Aliise Becker uses a method of dressing for the airport that some refer to as the 'Disneyland rule'.

    "We should dress to the airport like we dress for Disneyland, and by that I mean dressing comfortably with a good pair of shoes," she explained. Dressing in a comfortable way and avoiding bulky excess layers and metal components may minimize the risk of a pat-down and ensure timely arrival to a passenger's holiday destination.

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