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Old 03-13-2013, 06:39 PM
 
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Going on a trip,have to leave your luggage with someone to board it?

www.youtube.com/v/6jysE3UO-t0

It looks like there is a top zipper also (That doesnt move (@ least on the one in the vid here)),if they had locked it TO THAT ONE,this guy couldnt do that i dont think...... (Not un-noticable anyway)


Ah man!!
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Old 03-13-2013, 06:54 PM
 
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I don't check my bag. Problem solved.
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Old 03-14-2013, 09:47 PM
 
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In some places though they force ya to i think! (The TSA is one)
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:08 PM
 
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In some places though they force ya to i think! (The TSA is one)
The TSA can't force you to check your bag as long as you aren't carrying any prohibited items in it.
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:24 AM
 
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Your luggage is still safe apart from the few a-holes at the airport who try funny business, but they get caught quickly.
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Old 03-15-2013, 07:45 PM
 
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The TSA can't force you to check your bag as long as you aren't carrying any prohibited items in it.
That's true only if there is room on the plane. I've read about passengers having the experience with boarding later in the que and all the overhead bins were taken. So even when their carryon bag met all the dimensions correctly, they had to check their carryon bag (and pay the fee). This is more of a problem on domestic flights with smaller planes, vs international flights with larger planes. Nevertheless, everyone needs to be prepared to check their bag, unless it fits under the seat in front of them.
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Old 03-15-2013, 08:35 PM
 
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Going on a trip,have to leave your luggage with someone to board it?

www.youtube.com/v/6jysE3UO-t0

It looks like there is a top zipper also (That doesnt move (@ least on the one in the vid here)),if they had locked it TO THAT ONE,this guy couldnt do that i dont think...... (Not un-noticable anyway)


Ah man!!
There are two different types of zippers on bags, and the most common type (coil) is the one that most bags use and the easiest to open with a pen. The other type is a chain zipper, harder to find on luggage, but not easily opened with a pen.

There are safety straps that can be attached to the zippers to limit the amount of distance a zipper could be opened and closed.

Anti-theft Luggage Zipper Strap by Secure Tag - Luggage Security - CorporateTravelSafety.com
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Old 03-16-2013, 09:11 AM
 
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That's true only if there is room on the plane. I've read about passengers having the experience with boarding later in the que and all the overhead bins were taken. So even when their carryon bag met all the dimensions correctly, they had to check their carryon bag (and pay the fee). This is more of a problem on domestic flights with smaller planes, vs international flights with larger planes. Nevertheless, everyone needs to be prepared to check their bag, unless it fits under the seat in front of them.
Not a worry for me as I am loyal to one carrier so have the frequent flyer status to be one of the first on. The only time I have to check a bag is a tarmac check on a puddle jumper, but there really isn't the opportunity for pilferage as your bags are in clear sight as they are loaded and unloaded. I don't pack anything of value or interest in my roll on anyhow, that stuff is all in my tote that fits under the seat on every plane in existence.
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Old 03-16-2013, 09:38 AM
 
Location: North Idaho
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Or, as I discovered decades ago, it is a lot more convenient to check everything and make my 5 mile run through the airport with nothing but the clothes I have on and my purse.

Use an older suitcase from Walmart. No point in an expensive bag anyway, when the airline is just as likely to put a forklift tine through it. So cheap disposable bag, and don't travel with anything valuable. Someone wants to go through my duffle bag, all they will find is used clothing, and probably not in their size.

Why would they break into an old cheap bag, anyway, when the room is chock full of expensive new hard case Samsonite?

And hey, huge bonus: I don't have to fight for space in the overhead bins. Because the airlines do not enforce the carry-on size limits, the bins are never big enough for everybody's stuff.

My camera is in my purse, and occasionally I do carry my laptop. However, sometimes I don't need the computer. I can get small information on my cell phone which has internet access and is very small and light to carry around.
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Old 03-16-2013, 10:37 AM
 
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Or, as I discovered decades ago, it is a lot more convenient to check everything and make my 5 mile run through the airport with nothing but the clothes I have on and my purse.
When you have top-tier elite status and a tight connection, identifying yourself and then asking the gate agent at any gate to call your gate and ask them to hold the plane will work every time.

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Use an older suitcase from Walmart. No point in an expensive bag anyway, when the airline is just as likely to put a forklift tine through it. So cheap disposable bag, and don't travel with anything valuable. Someone wants to go through my duffle bag, all they will find is used clothing, and probably not in their size.

Why would they break into an old cheap bag, anyway, when the room is chock full of expensive new hard case Samsonite?
Samsonite is not expensive. TUMI, Rimowa, and Heys are expensive brands (but worth every penny!), Travel Pro ranges from moderate to high, depending on which style you choose.

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And hey, huge bonus: I don't have to fight for space in the overhead bins. Because the airlines do not enforce the carry-on size limits, the bins are never big enough for everybody's stuff.
When was the last time you flew? Airlines are most definitely enforcing the carry on rules these days. Some are even weighing carry on's.

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My camera is in my purse, and occasionally I do carry my laptop. However, sometimes I don't need the computer. I can get small information on my cell phone which has internet access and is very small and light to carry around.
You obviously don't travel for business. The last thing I want to do when I land is wait around in the airport for an hour for my bags to arrive on the carousel. In that time I can be at my destination!
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