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Old July 16th, 2004, 03:20 PM
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We are lucky enough not to have to travel by air to board the ship. Have not cruised since 9/11. Can I lock my luggage at the Port or is like the airlines?? Thanks.
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Yes, its just the airlines that may require to look through luggage, feel free to lock it before boarding the cruiseship.

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Old July 16th, 2004, 04:53 PM
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I'd still use cable ties,,IMHO.
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Old July 24th, 2004, 03:44 PM
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I have recently purchased TSA approved locks - they have a special key hole. Security at the airport can open the locks without cutting them open as they have the special keys.
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Old July 24th, 2004, 10:08 PM
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On NCL they recommended locking the luggage before and when you leave.
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I have used the cable times many times. You can put extra in the suitcase to use on the way back or in case the airline has to open the luggage. I put a small fingernail clipper in an outside pocket to cut the tie at the destination. That way if it gets lost it is not a big deal and is easy to replace.
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If you are going to travel by air then invest in the TSA Locks. Each lock features the Travel Sentry logo, which alerts TSA personnel that they may open this lock without destroying it. Each TSA screening location has a secured set of passkeys with special codes to open the locks, and will relock them after inspection.

The lock can be opened at checked baggage screening stations operated by TSA at more than 400 commercial airports across the country

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May be a dumb question but will a fingernail clipper set off the metal detector?

I want to do the cable ties but need a cutter!


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Old September 10th, 2004, 02:47 PM
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Donna, do what we all do, tuck the clippers in the outside zippered compartment of your Checked baggage.
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Old September 10th, 2004, 09:15 PM
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A couple of notes about the TSA locks, I've read. First, the TSA's web site says that TSA workers will open the TSA locks if they have time to do so. Otherwise, they will cut the locks off. Second, some folks have raised a concern that bags with TSA locks attract attention (of theives) as indicating possibly more valuable contents that bags without TSA locks. YMMV.
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Old September 13th, 2004, 11:21 AM
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Thank you for all of your advice. I will purchase the TSA luggage locks as we will be flying to a cruise in January and September.
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Old September 27th, 2004, 01:43 PM
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What if we just lock them as usual with the luggage's own lock? We also put a canvas strap around it in case the locks pop. Has anyone had a problem with the airline breaking open the locks? We are flying United from LAX.
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Old September 27th, 2004, 07:14 PM
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The airlines aren't the ones typically breaking open the locks; rather it is the US government, in the form of the Transportation Security Agency.

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Old September 28th, 2004, 10:45 AM
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Well . . . okay . . . has anyone had a problem with TSA breaking their locks? I really do not want to send my luggage unlocked! :-)
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Old September 28th, 2004, 03:25 PM
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Some recent links with news on this subject:

Don't travel with anything too dear - at least not in your luggage
http://www.mlive.com/travel/stories/...6500132810.xml

Highlight: "Although the TSA says that its screeners are able to open and close the locks after inspecting checked bags, they acknowledge that many locks are being cut off and tossed away. Travelers don't discover the problem until they pick up their bags at their destinations."


Also:

U.S. to pay for pilfered baggage
http://www.iht.com/articles/538287.html

TSA Approved Locks Not Secure
http://www.keloland.com/News/NewsDet...fm?ID=22,34688

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