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items stolen from luggage at Malaga

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by jimblowscash, 29 Apr 2010.

  1. arknor

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    when you travel to america you can get combination locks that customs can open with a key, is there no such lock you can use in other countries?
     
  2. Efour

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    by duty free i assume he means locally baught - much cheaper than duty free probably ??
     
  3. Cybergangster

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    Ouch! As a matter of course I've always zip tied my bags after a friend had a similar experience.
     
  4. "andy"

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    edit. actually cba
     
  5. JBod

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    Thats why we use a samsonite hardcase.. no zips.
     
  6. 6thElement

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    You mean that TSA can open with a key. Customs are nothing to do with inspecting your luggage unless they take a liking to you. All checked luggage is opened by TSA workers, so if you've locked you bag with a normal padlock if you're lucky it will be announced in the airport requesting you to come back to check-in, otherwise they'll just open it.
     
  7. Vixen

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    What do you mean by zip tied? Cable ties through the zips?
     
  8. snowdog

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    That is scary, you can be thrown in prison for half your life because some **** might have planted some drugs in your luggage. Certainly got me more cautious about flying, I already was quite afraid of the risk of flying and something happening to my luggage, this vid shows exactly why... Are there any statistics about how often some innocent person gets punished/thrown in prison by some country because of someone tampering with the luggage ? It also shows that if anyone with a little bit of money ( or just good contacts!) hates you, he can **** you over for ever.

    I'd love to travel to far countries but the risk of something like this happening puts me off.
     
    Last edited: 30 Apr 2010
  9. Cybergangster

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    Brain fart moment. Meant cable ties... through the zipper.
     
  10. jimblowscash

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    I bought it all in Gibralta .. its half the price of duty free at the airport... but it has to go in the luggage as they wont allow it in hand luggage..
     
  11. jimblowscash

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    well kinda, its Menzies aviation.. the handlers for all Eazy jets ground work
     
  12. jimblowscash

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    no not sinse I had two sets of expensive luggage destroyed a few years back.. I take maybee 30 odd flights a year with work and ive never had this happen before....
     
  13. jimblowscash

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    sure I got it all in Gibralta where its half the cost of the airport... £19 for 200 ciggs £8 for a ltr of spirits .. etc...
     
  14. platypus

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    How does anyone actually secure their luggage? You can't sadly. Anything really valuable should be taken in hand luggage.

    jimblowscash, get onto the airline watchdog. They will kick ryanair into action.
     
  15. Pudney

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    Doesn't surprise me in the slightest, knowing some of the people who have worked at baggage handling there. They'd steal from the mothers if they could. Tbh I thik the only way to be safe(r) nowadays is to make sure you use the solid plastic cases with a good lock on.

    Oh, and it's Stansted. Pet hate of mine misspelling it :D
     
  16. Amp34

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    Who puts anything valuable in their luggage anyway. You should have taken it all in hand luggage, however it is interesting to know people actually buy duty free...
     
  17. Westyfield2

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    Laptops and Cameras etc always go in the hand luggage. Suitcases are always locked with TSA approved combination locks... but I don't trust the locks or the TSA tbh!
     
  18. bledd

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    Brilliant sketch

     
  19. jas72

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    dunno what ryanair would do about it though it was an easyjet flight. :p


    I think it's just luck really BA were cracking down on stealing at Heathrow I read recently (nno source google it yourself :p )

    But it's increase since baggage handlers know that a lot of booze/ciggies are now stowed in the case esp from cheap booze/ciggies destinations like spain and turkey.
     
  20. jas72

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    Indeed but those already use 1/2 of your 15KG allowance before you put anything in them lol