Airlines stole my Emerson.

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    Airlines stole my Emerson.

    Someone in baggage is sporting an almost new Emerson Commander. My favorite blade. I declared a firearm in the same bag with no problem. Weasels.
    "The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left." Eccl. 10:2

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    Terrible.

    I hate flying cattle cars and don't like to go unarmed, but I do fly rarely to Hawaii to visit my son. When I do, I leave the Emersons at home; I either pack a Spyderco or just borrow a knife from my son to carry while on the island. We know they like to mess with knives---once my son found his folder locked open inside his suitcase when he unpacked after a flight.

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    Can you narrow it down to one airline?

    They deserve some free publicity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grady View Post
    Can you narrow it down to one airline?

    They deserve some free publicity.
    Yeah, but I'm waiting to see if they will cover it...
    "The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left." Eccl. 10:2

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anubis View Post
    Terrible.

    I hate flying cattle cars and don't like to go unarmed, but I do fly rarely to Hawaii to visit my son. When I do, I leave the Emersons at home; I either pack a Spyderco or just borrow a knife from my son to carry while on the island. We know they like to mess with knives---once my son found his folder locked open inside his suitcase when he unpacked after a flight.
    +1. I would not fly with anything nicer than a mid-level Spyderco.

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    Don't the airlines have cameras on those loading docks?
    Someone had to rummage through the bags to find that...
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    Don't the airlines have cameras on those loading docks?
    Someone had to rummage through the bags to find that...
    That's a good point, Ret. I sent a snail mail letter. No email for customer service, just an address and an 800#. Did not want to talk to someone overseas with a heavy accent. We shall see.

    Thanks for the wisdom on not packing a good blade. Too soon old...
    I loved that knife, a real workhorse with a whipsaw spring.
    "The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left." Eccl. 10:2

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    Quote Originally Posted by grady View Post
    Can you narrow it down to one airline?

    They deserve some free publicity.
    Im game with that!!! Remember the guy that had his Taylor Guitar broken with no retribution! Lets write a song? i can play!
    Broken guitar song gets airline's attention on Yahoo! Video

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    Quote Originally Posted by BuckeyeEric View Post
    Im game with that!!! Remember the guy that had his Taylor Guitar broken with no retribution! Lets write a song? i can play!
    Broken guitar song gets airline's attention on Yahoo! Video
    Roses are red,
    violets are blue,
    I had a good knife,
    till you stole it.

    Good?
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    I'd also file an official complaint with TSA.

    After all it's not a camera, it's a weapon capable of bringing down an airliner if in the wrong hands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aznav View Post
    Roses are red,
    violets are blue,
    I had a good knife,
    till you stole it.

    Good?
    I love it!

    I'd suggest, in addition to avoiding flying with an expensive blade, maybe mail a FRN Delica or Endura (depending on legalities) to your destination a week or two prior to departure. If your checked blade is stolen, you'll have one waiting for you.

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    I fly all the time with my EDC knives and a pistol (declared) in my checked bags. Where was the orange tag identifying your unloaded pistol? In the bag or in your lock box?- George

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    Quote Originally Posted by mercop View Post
    I fly all the time with my EDC knives and a pistol (declared) in my checked bags. Where was the orange tag identifying your unloaded pistol? In the bag or in your lock box?- George
    Lockbox.
    "The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left." Eccl. 10:2

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    I would call the TSA and/or FBI. It was a weapon stolen out of your bag. Most likely by an airline employee or TSA employee within the secure area.

    Your incident might not be enough to solve the problem, but it could be a piece of the puzzle.
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    First, you filed the complaint with your airline, which is Step 1. I'd then file a stolen item report with your local or airport PD. Get a report/case number from them.

    TSA has no jurisdictional authority in your stolen item. The secured area in baggage may or may not have CCTVs. In the larger airports these days (I can speak for LAS), they have CCTV and your baggage tag is RFID'd. Makes this kind of thing a whole lot easier.

    No CCTV will mean airlines vs. TSA as to who stole what. You may get reimbursement from the airline, but they'll probably say it's TSA's fault. Your airport PD can tell you if this theft is unusual or fairly commonplace.

    Try to get reimbursement. Check your homeowner's insurance to see if they might cover you.

    Good advice about keeping the good stuff at home. Love Emerson's!
    Good luck!

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