Each Friday, we feature a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader David, who as an “airport inspector” says:
“I am an airport inspector and, on a daily basis, I see what goes on once you hand your luggage over to the airlines. There is the very real danger of:
- Theft from your luggage
- Smugglers placing contraband into your luggage for pickup at your destination
- The actual baggage handling system physically damaging your luggage
“Thieves generally target soft-sided bags that use zippers to stay shut. This type of bag is very easy to break into and then reseal with no evidence of tampering. As a result, my team and I travel with only hard-sided, latch-closed suitcases. My favorite is the Samsonite S’Cure.”
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