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Old Aug 12, 17, 1:30 pm   #1
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what TSA considers a "light jacket"

One layer?
Not very thick?
Not containing down?
Not worn by an attractive person?
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Old Aug 12, 17, 1:44 pm   #2
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One layer?
Not very thick?
Not containing down?
Not worn by an attractive person?
Best guess, Screener Discretion.
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Old Aug 12, 17, 1:45 pm   #3
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From personal experience, I can tell you that I've never been asked to take off sportcoats, suit jackets or windbreakers when going through PreCheck or PreCheck Light lanes.

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Old Aug 12, 17, 2:07 pm   #4
  
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Best guess, Screener Discretion.
Which is pretty much the only answer to any question involving TSA policies.
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Old Aug 12, 17, 2:42 pm   #5
  
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Best guess, Screener Discretion.
which is why I stuff my jacket in my carryon. One less thing for them to get fixated on.
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Old Aug 12, 17, 2:51 pm   #6
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In my experience, a denim jacket/windbreaker has been fine. As a matter of fact, a screener waived me along in a denim jacket with lots of metal buttons . . . crickets from the machine. If it's suitable for wearing while shoveling snow, take it off.
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Old Aug 12, 17, 4:24 pm   #7
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If it's suitable for wearing while shoveling snow, take it off.
No idea what that means, as I have never done that

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Best guess, Screener Discretion.
Brilliant choice, let the. stupidest use their "discretion"

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Old Aug 12, 17, 5:13 pm   #8
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Brilliant choice, let the. stupidest use their "discretion"
That's the TSA WAYİ!

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No idea what that means, as I have never done that
After being stationed in Maine wife said we would go south until people couldn't identify a snow shovel. Ended up south of San Antonio.

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Old Aug 12, 17, 7:08 pm   #9
  
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After being stationed in Maine wife said we would go south until people couldn't identify a snow shovel. Ended up south of San Antonio.

There are enough snow birds south of San Antonio to tell you the make and model of the snow shovel.



I have seen an attractive women asked to remove a very thin sweater as the TSA agents gathered for a better view to gawk. There is no rhyme or reason to the TSA agent's interpretation of the rules. I have had to hand a printed copy of the TSA rules concerning scissors when I had a wound to redress. The safety scissors were less than 2" in length which is under the listed 4".
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Old Aug 12, 17, 7:38 pm   #10
  
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Best guess, Screener Discretion.
+1.

I flew with a jacket where I was unsure whether it would be considered "light" or not. It could be considered either light or medium depending on whom you asked. I asked the TSA person running the BP scanner if my jacket would be considered light and she said that was a good question and if she were doing the screening she would consider it light which I took to mean that it was in the grey area between light and medium and someone else might have a different opinion and it is up to the screener to decide. I took my jacket off to avoid any potential issues.
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Old Aug 13, 17, 11:39 am   #11
  
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I've walked through with fleece jackets and down vests before.

Typically I put my jacket and anything in my pockets in my carryon just to avoid any hassles.
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Old Aug 13, 17, 12:40 pm   #12
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I've had to take an unlined windbreaker off. After that, I just started stripping to my base layer and stuffing everything in my bag before I approach the TDC. Aside from the risk of drawing unwanted attention, I really don't like putting my clothing, even outwear, in the bins.

It's a minor hassle that I shouldn't have to engage in, but at least I never travel in business attire, so I'm not messing up a suit jacket by stuffing it in my bag.
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