Breeze Through Airport Security

Written by Jed Clark

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Now that you're packed, it's time to dress forrepparttar airport. Avoid wearing a lot of jewelry or metal items. Try to wear a pair of tennis shoes or other comfortable shoes that doesn't have a metal support inrepparttar 147683 sole construction (many thick-soled dress shoes and high-heeled women's shoes use these). If you pack your keys, cell phone or PDA in your pocket, prepare an empty pocket in your carry-on where you can easily place these items before you get torepparttar 147684 security checkpoint.

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A little commonsense and preparation can ease your way through airport security and get your flight off to a great start.

Jed Clark is a travel writer, photographer and long-time San Francisco resident. For more travel tips and information about San Francisco destinations, attractions and neighborhoods, visit - a destination guide to San Francisco. Reels in Travelers Who Prefer to Plan Ahead

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