What happened to easy air travel? Where are the days when you just didn’t have to think of what to pack and you could just bring anything on board: a drink of water, lighters, scissors, nail clippers, hammers, saws, guns etc. Those days are long gone. No thanks to some guys and girls, who think it is necessary for whatever reason to make air travel scary. So in the name of safety we just have to deal with all the long queues, the X-rays, the body searches, taking off shoes, coats and belts, and the embarrassment of losing your pants because the security agents at Heathrow Airport made you take of your aforementioned belt and you forgot that you were wearing those loose fit jeans. True story! And now airports are even taking it a step further. Many airports across the world are moving towards installing full-body scanners which allows security agents to see what you’re carrying under that heavy sweater! Which in my case usually is underwear!! In my eyes that is the last bit of airport dignity gone. But I guess we do not have a choice but to parade in front of security agents while they’re looking at your privates. However it seems that a clever American man has come up with a solution. This good man has designed what he calls the ‘privacy pants’ which you can wear every time you need to catch a plane. The pants are made of a metal alloy and are designed to cover up those parts you do not want anyone else to see at an airport. The inventor says this: ‘the underwear is so thin and tight-fitting that it would be impossible to conceal anything underneath, while the mix of tungsten and other metals won’t set off metal detectors.’ Bravo to this. I just hope that this clever invention will be rolled out at the airports at the same time as the full body scanners. Until then I shall be travelling by train, I think. Or bus. At least on those modes of transportation you can still keep your body parts covered. For now at least.