Subject: Luggage locks
Hi Ziners

I was thinking about luggage (actually weighing mine and comparing it with Rick Steves' brand!) and found this about luggage locks:

"The little suitcase locks, which have always come with purchased luggage, are now deemed useless since the TSA (Transportation Security Administration) has the right to open any piece of luggage and search the contents. A new lock has been invented which you may want to consider purchasing. Some luggage brands provide them or you can buy one separately. These distinctive locks have a red and white sticker, which signals it is a TSA recognized lock...For more information visit: " Source:

Evidently Travel Sentry and Safe Skies Locks have an arrangement with TSA to supply TSA “accepted and recognized” locks. TSA screeners have tools for opening and re-locking baggage with either of these logos, thus avoiding damage to the lock or bag if a physical inspection is required. For more info, go to or

Any Ziner with experience with this? What about Canadian and European travelers?

Frances Toronto, Canada