Have Luggage Locks Become a Thing of the Past?
Wow, locking luggage feels like something the traveling public stopped doing ten years ago, when in reality it's a practice that goes on, albeit in much decreased numbers since the TSA kicked into high gear with their TSA-special locks.
These days, if you're flying in the United States, it's either a TSA lock or no lock at all for checked baggage, since they must check every bag and non-approved locks can be cut. As we typically go completely carry-on luggage only (even for a two-week stint in South Korea and the like), luggage locking is something we fortunately no longer have to consider. So who out there, in the year 2010 when airport security makes you do everything short of stripping naked to go through the metal detector, is still dutifully turning the combination on little orange, TSA-approved locks?
Are you holding onto your locks? Do you see them as theft deterrents or is it really just for peace of mind?
· Baggage Locks [TSA.gov]
· Should You Pack a Gun to Make Sure the TSA Takes Care of Your Baggage? [Jaunted]
· Luggage [Jaunted]