Recently bought a new pair of shoes – the old ones were getting a bit worn and they had an annoying metal strip in the soles which set off airport security scanners.
Coming through the airport today in my new shoes (which I was assured had no metal in them) – I was rather annoyed to hear the beeping of the security scanner. Sure enough, the security guy showed me the x-ray of the metal strip in the sole. *sigh*
Hint: best kept secret at Sydney Airport (don’t tell anyone) – there is a new security scanner off to the left of the check in counters (western end of the check in area)… hardly ever used !!