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I usually leave my lapel pin in my suit jacket, but if necessary I can pack it into my check-in luggage.

For a domestic flight within the U.S., is this something I need to worry about?

  • A 'regular' sized lapel pin should not set of the mag. However, certain 'symbols' might be suspicious if the Screener recognizes or confuses them. ;) – Johns-305 Sep 28 '17 at 14:19
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Yes, you can wear it.

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You may transport this item in carry-on or checked baggage.

Source: MyTSA

I do not believe there is any need to pack it into check-in luggage. Just like any other metal items on you, for example a belt buckle, you can take the pin off the jacket and put it in the tray with your other items while you cross the security screening gate.

What can I do to prevent an alarm?

To reduce the likelihood of an alarm that results in pat-down screening, remember to remove all items from your pockets before you go through screening. You should avoid wearing clothes, shoes and jewelry with a high metal content.

TSA

Specially that the lapel pin is not a prohibited item as declared by TSA. Safety Pins, Bobby Pins and Stick Pins are all allowed both in checked bags and carry on bags. I'm sure a clothing item allowed in carry on bag is also allowed to be worn, even though its best to put it on the belt to avoid triggering the alarm.

TSA: What Can I bring?

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    Since I have to put the entire jacket on the belt anyway, I won't even bother taking it out. Thanks. (Will accept after I confirm it really works that way!) – Wildcard Sep 28 '17 at 6:55
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    for a minute I read that as "You should avoid wearing clothes" and missed the last part, I was slightly confused as you can imagine​ ;) – Keith M Oct 1 '17 at 6:31
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    @KeithM so was I, punctuation can be improved in that sentence. – Hanky Panky Oct 2 '17 at 7:45

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