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Old February 13th, 2008, 12:29 PM
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If the airline removes cable ties do they put new ones back on?
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I have these straps that I use, and so far, they've kept them on. I really got them for one reason, to find my luggage and give it a little extra support, mine are shocking pink. I have heard that many end up loosing theirs, so its a gamble either way.
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Yes, if they cut your cable ties and search your luggage then they have to put a note inside to inform you and put new ones on. They did that to one of ours.
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I can't comment because I haven't experienced it.
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The ties are for...?
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The ties are for keeping people out of your luggage. But TSA is allowed to 'search' any luggage going through the airport.

I choose to buy TSA luggage padlocks. You can set your own combination but their is a keyhole to which any TSA agent can use a special key.

They can be purchased at any department store for about $8.

I travel a lot, so to me it is worth the price. Although one has to remember most luggage nowadays has more than one zipper. Put your 'valuables' all in one compartment.

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p.s. I like Donna's idea of pink cable ties though, so easy to identify your luggage!
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Let me be a bit clearer...

If TSA can get your "ties" or "locks" off your luggage, so can the baggae handlers, which are the only other people you have to worry about.

This is only mental masturbation, and does nothing. Straps are to find your luggage at the airport.

Buy insurance. Carry your valuables. Forget the ties. No worries.
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from personal experience, if you are staying at a hotel, it helps to lock some things up that don't fit in a safe.
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Are we talking about the same thing? ...cable ties to secure valuables in luggage--huhhhh?
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Get a TSA approved combination lock. It has a key for the TSA inspectors to open and relock the suitcase. I also use the wire ties in color to see if some one has opened the bag and did nnot leave a note. That way you know it was opened BEFORE you leave the airport and you can check it there to see if something is missing.

Either way do not put valubles in the checked luggage.
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Get a TSA approved combination lock. It has a key for the TSA inspectors to open and relock the suitcase. I also use the wire ties in color to see if some one has opened the bag and did nnot leave a note. That way you know it was opened BEFORE you leave the airport and you can check it there to see if something is missing.
And how much do you want to bet that professional thieves and smuggling rings have not yet managed to get hold of those special keys that only TSA agents are supposed to posess?

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If the airline removes cable ties do they put new ones back on?
To answer your question:

No: They do not, but they do put everything back in your luggage and zip it back up.

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Get a TSA approved combination lock. It has a key for the TSA inspectors to open and relock the suitcase. I also use the wire ties in color to see if some one has opened the bag and did nnot leave a note. That way you know it was opened BEFORE you leave the airport and you can check it there to see if something is missing.

Either way do not put valubles in the checked luggage.
Using the colored cable ties is a good method to know if someone has opened your luggage and would go to the trouble of replacing them.

Norm is correct: The TSA keys are EXTREMELY common and many people have them.

I have not locked my luggage in years and have traveled hundreds of thousands of miles. If someone does want to get into your luggage they will get in with a screwdriver, knife, pick or key faster than you can open it.

Locks and cable ties keep honest people honest.

Have insurance and never put anything in your luggage that you can't live without.

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I have traveled all over the world and have never lost anything. Now with that said it will happen on the cruise in 3 days.

As I previously stated DO NOT put valuables in the checked bag. It is too much of a temptation. The lock nor the wire ties are there to keep someone out. It is to deter some one. Just like your house you lock every night, if someone wants in it they will get in. You just make it less appealing by adding security lights, window locks security systems and dead bolt locks.
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