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#1

Im interested to know whether you can wear a hat etc when going through US airports, or willl you be asked to remove it for security purposes? I would be interested to hear of other peoples experiences.

thanks

haggis


#2

hagis,

wouldnt worry about it.

i have been imprisonated in my hat the last few years. but i fly (in the continental US) about once every month, or so…

they dont make u remove the hat.

u gotta take off your shoes, your belt, empty your pockets etc. but for whatever inexplicable reason,hats are ok.

the only exception is when they ask someone to get out of the regular screeing line for extra screening (individually patted down, etc), then i think u do end up taking the hat off. but thats very rare; never happened to me, yet. they seem to focus on 80 plus year old grandmas. i know huh, wtf?

hopefully u will be ok.

ali


#3

» Everytime Ive flown and if I wore a hat theyve made me take it off when I go through security. Everytime and Im no the only one, Ive seen this several times.
» wouldnt worry about it.
»
» i have been imprisonated in my hat the last few years. but i fly (in the
» continental US) about once every month, or so…
»
» they dont make u remove the hat.
»
» u gotta take off your shoes, your belt, empty your pockets etc. but for
» whatever inexplicable reason,hats are ok.
»
» the only exception is when they ask someone to get out of the regular
» screeing line for extra screening (individually patted down, etc), then i
» think u do end up taking the hat off. but thats very rare; never happened
» to me, yet. they seem to focus on 80 plus year old grandmas. i know huh,
» wtf?
»
» hopefully u will be ok.
»
» ali


#4

» » Everytime Ive flown and if I wore a hat theyve made me take it off when I
» go through security. Everytime and Im no the only one, Ive seen this
» several times.
» » wouldnt worry about it.
» »
» » i have been imprisonated in my hat the last few years. but i fly (in
» the
» » continental US) about once every month, or so…
» »
» » they dont make u remove the hat.
» »
» » u gotta take off your shoes, your belt, empty your pockets etc. but for
» » whatever inexplicable reason,hats are ok.
» »
» » the only exception is when they ask someone to get out of the regular
» » screeing line for extra screening (individually patted down, etc), then
» i
» » think u do end up taking the hat off. but thats very rare; never
» happened
» » to me, yet. they seem to focus on 80 plus year old grandmas. i know
» huh,
» » wtf?
» »
» » hopefully u will be ok.
» »
» » ali

who cares, you dont know any of those people and your never going to see them again.


#5

» who cares, you dont know any of those people and your never going to see
» them again.

im a worrier though, knowing my luck someone i know will be there going on holiday or something:surprised:


#6

» » who cares, you dont know any of those people and your never going to see
» » them again.
»
» im a worrier though, knowing my luck someone i know will be there going on
» holiday or something:surprised:

Have a document from your surgeon saying that you had operation the days before. When the screening person asks you to take it off (if they do), show the document and say if he still insists to remove it, to have/request a private screening since you have blood etc. on the head


#7

I have panic attacks when I am at the hair dressers-paranoid that someone I know will walk in and see my scar/baldness.My hat is on my head 24-7 yet I was asked to remove it whilst going through the x ray machine & I did.I just flip it off and on.Most people are so annoyed by the long lines that they wont be interested in your hair.Make a fuss and you will get their attention.


#8

» Im interested to know whether you can wear a hat etc when going through US
» airports, or willl you be asked to remove it for security purposes? I
» would be interested to hear of other peoples experiences.
»
» thanks
»
» haggis

Haggis:

I just flew across the country last week and was not once asked to remove my baseball cap. I have flown many times and never once asked to remove it - this also applies to my trips to Toronto, Canada. You have nothing to worry about.

Jtelecom


#9

» Im interested to know whether you can wear a hat etc when going through US
» airports, or willl you be asked to remove it for security purposes? I
» would be interested to hear of other peoples experiences.
»
» thanks
»
» haggis

i’ve flown in and out of the US and not once asked to remove my hat.


#10

» Haggis:
»
» I just flew across the country last week and was not once asked to remove
» my baseball cap. I have flown many times and never once asked to remove it
» - this also applies to my trips to Toronto, Canada. You have nothing to
» worry about.
»
» Jtelecom

I think it depends where you are and where you are going. I know that on my return trip back to the states from India in December that they were making people remove baseball caps in the airport in India. As a matter of fact, Danny Glover the actor was in line in front of me and wearing a baseball cap and they made him remove the hat.

I wore a bandanna that is made for wearing on head and have never had any problems.