Airport outfit no-gos: These clothes and accessories are not suitable for air travel if you want to go really fast
The holiday season is here! And with them not only the question “What should I pack in my suitcase?”, but also what to wear best for the flight or at the airport. We’ll tell you which items of clothing are real no-gos, which can save you some time – and thus some nerves – in the security check. Happy vacations!
1. Airport outfit no-gos: Oversized fashion
Sure, maxi dresses and skirts, oversized jackets, pants and hoodies are comfortable, especially for long-haul flights. However, they prompt the security staff to check you carefully and for a long time, as you could be hiding dangerous objects under your XL clothing. You usually have to take off oversized tops, which can cost valuable time if you are in a hurry.
Alternative: You either stow the large, cozy jumper in your hand luggage and only get it out on the plane, or you wear sweaters, tops and trousers with an elastic waistband or high stretch content from the start, which are comfortable but relatively close-fitting to the body.
2. Airport outfit no-gos: shoes with metal details, thick soles and laces
Shoes are tightly controlled at most airports – especially models with chunky soles that could theoretically hide items, or high-top sneakers that cover the ankle. Metal details such as rivets or buckles often trigger the alarm. You often have to take off such shoes, which can be extremely annoying, especially with expensive lace-up models.
Alternative: Simple loafers, ballerinas, espadrilles or slip-on sneakers without laces are much quicker to put on and take off. In the best case, you don’t even have to take them off, just have the soles checked after the detector check.
3. Airport outfit no-gos: Too many hair accessories
It is better to avoid many metal hair clips and clips when traveling by air. They can trigger the detectors at the security checkpoint and are then difficult and time-consuming to remove from the hair.
Alternative: Wear long hair either open or loosely tied in a ponytail through security.
4. Airport outfit no-gos: Garments with lots of pockets and details
Army and cargo pants are definitely practical for traveling thanks to the many pockets – but less suitable for flying: the many zippers and metal details quickly set off the alarm and you often forget to remove all objects (e.g. lighters) from the pockets .
Alternative: Sweat or track pants are also comfortable but have fewer pockets and details.
5. Airport outfit no-gos: lots of jewellery
Do you love statement jewellery? You should still avoid it when traveling by plane. Rings, necklaces, bracelets and large earrings made of silver, gold or other metals trigger the alarm at the security check and then have to be taken off in a time-consuming process – which can become a real problem if you are in a hurry anyway.
Alternative: If you don’t want to do without jewelry under any circumstances, you should rely on accessories made of plastic. Otherwise: simply put jewelry back on at your holiday destination.
6. Airport outfit no-gos: too much perfume
Admittedly, this tip doesn’t really save you any time, but it does occasionally give you a headache. Because when there are long queues at security during the holiday season, the air there is not always the best. If this is then mixed with a number of different scent clouds, headaches are inevitable – and queuing and the later flight, to which the same applies, quickly become torture.