In the old days, your luggage would come with these crappy little locks, and you’d feel somewhat secure. But after 9/11, the TSA banned locks, saying that they needed to screen your luggage for “security” purposes. Sucks, but what can you do?
Simple.. Don’t pack anything valuable in your suitcase! Seems obvious, but plenty of people still do this. And lately, we’ve been hearing more and more about luggage theft, even pointing the finger at some rogue TSA agents.
Laura Ingraham had $11K of jewelry stolen from her suitcase, and suspects the TSA might have been involved. And two TSA officers were arrested at LAX on suspicion of stealing from passenger luggage a few months back.
A couple was recently arrested with 1000 stolen luggage cases! Think about it, when’s the last time anyone checked your luggage tags when exiting the airport? Never happens.
So how do you protect yourself?
Safe Skies TSA Locks. If your luggage is secured with a normal luggage lock, airport security will clip the luggage lock. But if your luggage is secured with a Safe Skies TSA Lock, your luggage lock will not be clipped. Your lock will be re-locked once the security inspection is complete. The Safe Skies TSA lock is the luggage lock for the global traveler.
At $14.95, I look at it as cheap insurance. Sure, if someone wants the contents of your bag bad enough, they’ll find a way. But the visual deterrent will scare away 99% of thieves – Much like The Club did back in the 90s.. 🙂