Will the TSA take my PA away?
December 4, 2006 11:28 AM Subscribe
New body piercings, too recent to remove safely. Want to travel by plane. What should I expect at security?
posted by treepour to Travel & Transportation (18 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I've heard reports of people not being allowed on flights unless they remove their jewelry. I've also heard that having "hidden" piercings can result in "further screening" or in a pat-down search. One of the piercings is a genital piercing, so I assume that qualifies as "hidden." I'll drop my pants if I have to, but if there's a significant chance I'll be required to take the jewelry out, I'd rather not waste time and money purchasing a ticket.
My impression is that even if there are official regulations about this sort of thing, they may not be implemented consistently or fairly. Does anyone have recent first or second-hand experience with this?