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chief
04-03-2010, 09:27 PM
i heard that you cant have your suitcases locked is this true. what else can you do to protect your belongings?:unsure:

Britchick
04-03-2010, 10:24 PM
U can get special approved locks. We have never done it though, I never put anything that can't be replaced in the checked luggage

josh.p.
04-03-2010, 10:45 PM
There are special TSA approved locks available, such as this one:

TSA SPELL Lock SS - Black, TSA Padlocks, Safes, Fire Safes And Security, Furniture - Staples (http://www.staples.co.uk/safes-fire-safes-and-security/tsa-padlocks/tsa-spell-lock-ss-black)

ukwdwnut
05-03-2010, 03:45 PM
i bought tsa approved padlocks not the combination locks as i dont think its very hard to get those open, bit harder to open if they are key opening

chief
05-03-2010, 06:02 PM
U can get special approved locks. We have never done it though, I never put anything that can't be replaced in the checked luggage

do you just leave your cases zipped up with no lock then?

Britchick
05-03-2010, 07:34 PM
do you just leave your cases zipped up with no lock then?

yep, We've never had a problem.

Deafjeff
05-03-2010, 09:25 PM
Last time I went to FLorida, I left my suitcase unlocked and there was a note from USA to say that the suitcase has been checked.

If there was no note, I would not have noticed that they have checked the case.

Jeff

chief
06-03-2010, 07:02 PM
oh right, thanks guys, x

Tink
08-03-2010, 01:51 PM
I seems every time I fly my case is checked now. :shrug:

I don't put anything in it like electronics, cameras, etc. Not that my clothes and shoes and other sundry articles don't have value but they seem less "wanted" than electronics, ect.

There have been any number of reports of stolen items from unlocked cases (but again, only those sorts of things like iPods, cameras, camcorders, laptops (who would put a laptop in checked luggage?????)).

I don't lock mine all the time, but sometimes if I remember to, I put the combination lock on. Don't know why, it's not like it protects against anything. I have soft sided luggage so nothing a knife can't get into, eh? :shrug:

uscwest
08-03-2010, 02:00 PM
Donna carries ALL of her electronics on board with her.

chief
08-03-2010, 08:04 PM
Donna carries ALL of her electronics on board with her.

oh i will definately do that.:thumbsup: