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Anonymous asked in TravelAir Travel · 1 year ago

Can a person have piercings in (eg. private regions) or wear wigs with metal clips when going through airport security?

And would a person have to remove these? Just curious...

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  • Marty
    Lv 6
    1 year ago

    best not to have any metal clips and piercings on you

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  • RICK
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    If its enough metal to set off the alarm (most piercings are not) then you will get a much closer examination

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  • 1 year ago

    Can? Of course they can. Thousands of people with piercings and wigs go through airport security every day.

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  • 1 year ago

    Piercing jewellery doesn't set off airport sensors (irrelevant of where they are)

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  • 1 year ago

    I have a TT number - and a lot of surgical metal and plastic in me. Usually no big deal. Last flight I got rescanned because i was wearing a FRONT HOOK BRA!!! Seriously???? Did they think I had coke stapled to my sternum? The two young ladies scanning me said NOBODY wears those!! I asked them if they had opened Victorias Secret catalog - ever . .

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  • 1 year ago

    You can wear all the metal you want.

    If you set off the alarm they give a more detailed examination.

    You have done nothing wrong. The TSA agents are ADULTS it is nothing they have not seen before.

    Piercings normally do not set off the alarm. You could easily replace with a plastic one for the purpose of flight.

    YOU DECIDE do you want a quick pass at the check point or long one where you have an extra examination.

    If this extra examination takes a long time and you miss your flight TOO BAD for you Airline does not need to give you free next flight ticket.

    Removing them? NO Taking wig off ? Maybe.

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  • MS
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    You usually go through a body scanner and not a metal detector. The body scanner identifies abnormalities on the body, and might alert to those kinds of things since they are not what's expected to be in those places. It does not just detect metal, so replacing your piercings with plastic alternatives will not make a difference. However, it's usually no big deal. They will let you know where they saw something and you can let them know what is there. They will probably do a pat down; they may also take you to a separate room for this since your piercings are in private areas. They will not expect you to get naked and show them anything, and they will not ask you to remove them. And you may find that you have no issues.

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  • Mark
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    Given that women often have pierced ears, but don't remove their earrings, probably not. And also, some people have screws and other metallic things INSIDE them that they CAN'T take out. At most, they will scan the area closer with one of those wands.

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  • .
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    Chances are you would be taken to a private room and asked to remove them. Get implant grade titanium (as opposed to steel) jewelry if you're really worried. My 22 year old son has a titanium screw in his right big toe from a soccer injury and it never sets off an alarm at airport security.

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  • 1 year ago

    They'll instruct you to remove your belt and shoes, and empty your pockets. If you still set off the metal detector, they'll ask you to remove items such as your huha adornments.

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