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Mama_of_3_Kids posted 5/30/2013 12:31 PM

Lesson learned...do NOT wear Bling when flying I wore a Bling shirt and have buttons on my jeans which resulted in me being patted down and having my hands tested for explosive residue Tomorrow I'm wearing yoga pants and a t-shirt...hopefully I won't set off the scanner again

purplejacket4 posted 5/30/2013 12:45 PM

Yes. I've learned to simplify my flying wardrobe. No zipper, no buckles, no bling. I'm waiting for the day we all have to sit still on the plane in paper gowns.

Another mistake: once I set off the machine and the lady wands me down. When the wand went off at my chest she said "oh, it must be your underwire bra." DO NOT admit to the fact you aren't wearing an underwear bra. I got totally "searched" right out in the open. Of course this was a work trip and took place in front of six coworkers who were doubled over laughing.

MovingUpward posted 5/30/2013 13:42 PM

Never had a problem.

GabyBaby posted 5/30/2013 13:44 PM

I'm waiting for the day we all have to sit still on the plane in paper gowns.
I hope they'll be providing ass gaskets too, because the poop smears on the seats are gonna be UGLY if we get to that point.

cissie posted 5/30/2013 14:09 PM

Sorry guys, but in my present state a pat down at the airport would be the most exciting thing that has happened to me in years

[This message edited by cissie at 2:09 PM, May 30th (Thursday)]

tushnurse posted 5/30/2013 14:27 PM

My H learned it is bad to go duck hunting the same day you fly. He set of the sniffer he had gunpowder residue from shotgun shells on his hands. He even got to go to a special room where he was given a full search by a 6'8" linebacker looking man.
He sent me a pic of the guy laughing with rubber gloves on his HUGE hands!!! He said my wife will never believe this can I take a pic? So he sends me an email titled "Hunting and flying results in getting a new boyfriend" With the pic of the TSA guy. I had tears running down my face I laughed so hard.

Amazonia posted 5/30/2013 14:49 PM


When I was living in Asia, I flew a LOT and I had an outfit that I wore every time I flew. Comfy, flattering, NOT sweat pants (I seriously think that's the worst habit Americans have...we look like such slobs when we fly! ), and zero metal. Even the same shoes every time.

FaithFool posted 5/30/2013 14:52 PM

ASS GASKETS!!!!!!!!!!!!!


*gasp*

TrulyReconciled posted 5/30/2013 15:43 PM

My H learned it is bad to go duck hunting the same day you fly.

Same applies for traveling with your range bag - don't do it.

Snapdragon posted 5/30/2013 19:17 PM

I just returned from a trip where I was on 8 different flights. I have a "flight wardrobe" with no buttons, zippers, underwires, or buckles. It is relatively figure hugging so it is obvious I'm not packing anything. Tasteful, not sweats. Simple slip-on shoes. Hair not in a bun or anything that could conceal stuff. Actually, I found the best outfit in India. A tunic and their version of leggings.

Then I get annoyed watching the people ahead of me holding up the line while they remove belts, jackets, and all manner of crap.

jrc1963 posted 5/30/2013 19:31 PM

No one ever pats me down when I get into my car and I never need to go anywhere I can't get to by driving...

And I can wear whatever I want.

Mama_of_3_Kids posted 5/30/2013 20:24 PM

I can't quite drive to Ethiopia

jrc1963 posted 5/30/2013 20:56 PM

No... I suppose not.

However... I probably wouldn't go to Ethiopia

reelingbuthealin posted 5/31/2013 01:21 AM

Mo3K, are you kidding me?!

Gurl, this is living on the edge. Enjoy the pat down. Wear the bling.

Unagie posted 5/31/2013 03:07 AM

I wear tights and a long shirt with a rope like belt and slip on shoes. No belts with buckles, no metal and I don't look like a slob. In the summer it's usually a maxi dress and some flip flops and my hair is always down. Seriously it takes me like 5 seconds to put my stuff in the bin. For some reason though I ALWAYS get chosen to go through the scanner. 5 people in front of me will go through the metal detector and then they turn to me and wave me to the full body scanner. Each time I opt out and do a patdown, it's a personal preference to not want to be scanned. I request it be done in private and they take me to a little room. It's a pain waiting for someone to be available for the patdown though, I always end up waiting like 10-15 mins and in that time it is amusing to see that everyone behind me gets to go through the metal detector and not the scanner. I don't know what it is about me that makes them say "yup lets scan her, she's up to something."

[This message edited by Unagie at 3:08 AM, May 31st (Friday)]

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