|Subject: Locked luggage & airport security|
There was an article in Sunday's San Francisco Chronicle that I quote from below:
...A firm called Travel Sentry has created luggage locks that
security screeners can open with secret codes and special keys, then relock once they're done pawing through your stuff...Working with the TSA and with the Travel Goods Association, a trade group, Travel Sentry, has established specifications for lock and luggage
manufacturers, who pay a fee to participate in the plan. So far, six major luggage-makers, including Samsonite and American Tourister,
are making the locks. The only one we've seen is Brookstone's. It's more solid (and heavier) than a standard luggage lock, and retails
for $20. At the moment, TSA workers at more than 400 commercial
airports in the United States have the keys and security codes,
according to Travel Sentry. It says worldwide coverage is the
ultimate goal. For a list of retailers, visit http://www.travelsentry.org.
The link to the full article is http://tinyurl.com/whtw
Or just go to http://www.sfgate.com, click on the Travel link on the left side, then click on the Traveler's Checks article.
Anybody heard of this?
Al Sonoma, CA, USA