Wow screw all that im gonna drive now.
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What locks do you guys use on the luggage that you lock up? I was looking at Home Depot and saw a combination one that is TSA approved, but I want one that is bigger. Then of course my other thought is the thickness of the lock, and if it'll fit into the luggage zippers.
from TSA always cut the TSA approved locks off my luggage and even show me the courtesy of putting a note inside my luggage to tell me they did it in the name of security.
So I stopped wasting my money and use a nylon wire tie to secure my luggage. At least when the TSA cuts it off I'm not out 8 dollars.
Do I have an attitude about this Govt run joke? Yup. sure do. Gigantic waste of Govt money. Security theater is what it is. You want security? Have El AL run it.
Well checking my bag on Southwest in SLC was quick and painless. The lady at the counter visually checked to see that my gun case was locked, taped my card to the case, then escorted me to send the bag through the scanners. That was that. I found the bag on the bag return unmolested from the journey.
I hope the return to SLC is as painless.
Getting my bag w/ firearm through security in Tampa was a bit lengthy, but all in all not too bad. After about a 10 minute wait where TSA scanned it, I was on my way. Upon getting my bag back in SLC, there was a TSA tape across my bag... "great", i thought. After going through the bag it's clear that they pulled everything out, but all is accounted for from their 'random' bag search.
Glad to have my XD back on my side..
Also what if I need to return early due to an emergency, or alone?
Any number of life happens scenarios.
Keys take up very little space and generally weigh nothing. Pack them in your carry on if you have no desire to carry them.
It's better to have and not need than to need and have to hire a locksmith or have to bust a lock.
When I travel (air/car/rail) I always have taken my keys with me.
Doing so has saved me cash out of pocket twice in the past 10 yrs..