Subject: Re: Tip: locking of checked luggage to or from the US

I read about the TSA cutting open locks a month or two ago and that they were recommending zip ties. A traveler could carry several extra zip ties for further legs of a trip in the bag. Then I was wondering how I would cut one open once I got to my destination. I carefully checked their web site, and one of the few items that can cut a zip tie is a finger nail clipper, and they ARE allowed in carry on bags. I suppose a person could print out the list from the government site and carry the list if you think you won't be permitted to have the clippers. Mary - Santa Maria, California (Santa Barbara County)