More Zipper Caution
One of my recent tips was about minimizing carry-on theft when you’re carrying a zippered bag. One of my suggestions was to lock your bags. Though locking your checked bag seems like it should prevent thieves from stealing from it as well, that’s not necessarily the case with zippered bags.
With a zippered bag, all a thief has to do is stick a pen in between the zipper to have it open in seconds (see this video). The worst part is that thieves can easily close the zipper, too, so any loss will be impossible to detect until you open up the bag. The best way to prevent luggage theft (besides not checking anything valuable)? Wrap your bags with those expensive plastic bag wrappers you find in many international airport terminals.
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