Dire Warning To Photographers !!!

Started Dec 22, 2010 | Discussions thread
CharlieDIY
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Re: So, basically, he's a moron, right?
In reply to Dave Luttmann, Dec 23, 2010

Dave Luttmann wrote:

underpaid wrote:

Don't know about the rest of the world, but now in the USA you can lock your checked baggage as long as you use a "TSA approved" lock. That means the TSA agents can unlock bags with their master keys, or whatever they call them.

Considering all the video that has been released showing airport employees and TSA agents stealing equipment, it's so comforting to know they have access to this special little lock.

I don't know about baggage handlers but I do know that the only time I ever had anything stolen from a bag was when it was marked as checked by a TSA employee. I didn't bother to report it: it was a fairly costly flashlight of a type that attracts petty thieves and I should have had it with me, and my camera gear, in the cabin. My lapse in judgment.

It didn't happen again because it couldn't--my good gear rode with me. Now, with TSA and baggage restrictions, if I can't get there on wheels, I don't go.

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