Posted December 9th, 2017, 12:36 PM
Last edited by sloopsailor; December 9th, 2017 at 12:46 PM
"....Sounds like it would be a good idea to add small locks on the checked luggage, not just zip ties. As your experience shows, it's awfully easy for someone to sneak something out.
Are you saying that you DON'T use travel padlock to any checked luggage anyway? You check your stuff in unlocked? ��
Zip ties? As in cable ties from a hardware store?
Locks are false security. It is easy to access the inside of most luggage using only a pen. Here is a video showing how. In less that a minute, the author opened, accessed, and resealed a suitcase. All with zero indication it was ever opened.
I never lock my luggage. I use zip ties to keep everything from accidentally opening, as I once say happening to a gentleman while retrieving his suitcase off a carousel. He had to scramble to gather up all his belongings as the moving belt tried to carry everything away.
After 50 years of travel and over 40 countries visited, most not on cruises, I have never had anything stolen or found anything not mine inside, other that a notice from TSA. I am of the opinion that thieves will be more attracted to luggage that is locked because it implies there is something valuable inside. They leave the unlocked ones alone since they assume they are most likely only filled with dirty clothing.