Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Locks

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Re: Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Locks

Postby Mariann » Sat Jan 31, 2009 1:34 pm

Wow I didn't know about locks in the states!
Cable ties sound good but how do you get them off the other end as you can't carry scissors?...
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Re: Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Locks

Postby sinecure » Sat Jan 31, 2009 3:43 pm

Any hotel at your destination can help you out removing the cable ties... :mrgreen:
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Re: Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Locks

Postby Jessiegirl » Sat Jan 31, 2009 4:12 pm

Everyone keeps telling em to get a lock for my bag, but I am traveling with a backpack with zippers and a top stuff. How could I possibly lock a top stuff backpack. Any suggestions?
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Re: Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Locks

Postby sinecure » Sat Jan 31, 2009 9:12 pm

The simplest way to lock a backpack is to get an over bag from MEC/REI gives you one zipper at the top to secure once the pack is safely inside. :mrgreen:

http://www.mec.ca/Products/product_deta ... 3450701014
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Re: Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Locks

Postby Zuleika » Sun Feb 01, 2009 2:56 pm

Jessiegirl wrote:Everyone keeps telling em to get a lock for my bag, but I am traveling with a backpack with zippers and a top stuff. How could I possibly lock a top stuff backpack. Any suggestions?


Hi Jessie - dont bother and dont worry - I have been travelling with the same top loader backpack for 15 years with no incidents whatsoever.
Just dont put any valuables in it - and maybe your dirty underwear near the top LOL!!!
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Re: Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Locks

Postby Jessiegirl » Mon Feb 02, 2009 1:02 am

Thanks Zuleika! That is the best advice I have been given...put the dirties on the top and no one will want to dig any deeper. HAHA
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Re: Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Locks

Postby Janice08 » Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:26 am

If you want to use cable ties on the zippers, leave on small outside pocket unlocked and put a small utility knife (from the dollar store) or pair of scissors in it. Just don't put your leatherman in the unlocked pocket or you may be going shopping! Small blunt tip scissors are also allowed in your carry on (but check the regulations just before you leave in case the rules change - again).
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