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TSA OMG & My Luggage

Discussion in 'questions. answers. conversations.' started by Karrie, May 5, 2019.

  1. Karrie

    Karrie New Member

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    So we fly to & from Maui to Georgia every 2 weeks. UGH!! Every trip we make TSA is always in my luggage. It doesn't matter what I have. Snacks, paper work, clothes, etc., They just can't get enough of our luggage.
    I want to write a note and put it on top saying 'did you find what your looking for', or leave them some Hawaiian coffee, etc.....
    Are we the only ones that have this problem? I wish they would leave a note saying 'what made them suspicious with my mail & plans or whatever?'
    This last time they opened it up and put my magazines in a plastic bag that had my paperwork in. I know they did that because I had no need to place my magazines in the bag. I wonder if they ever drop something, or forgot to put something back.

    Just annoying.
  2. MidSouth Skier

    MidSouth Skier Well-Known Member

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    If you've got magazines scattered throughout your luggage it may be obscuring portions of what's underneath on the scanner, especially if the magazines are thick. I've heard of folks who had a bunch of electronics cables just jammed into their luggage who got the detailed inspection less when they neatly wrapped their cords up.

    That being said, I would say that 90%+ of the time when I fly out of MEM with my skis they open up my skis bag - I assume because it's not something they see that often around here. I've had issues with them not replacing my lock on the bag so I have a note on a 8.5" x 11" piece of paper in each piece of checked luggage stating "welcome to my luggage" and asking them to extend me the courtesy of replacing the lock since I do use a TSA-approved one. It's certain cut down on the loss of locks.
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  3. Gia

    Gia Well-Known Member

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    Wires are a biggie. Another is a large flat metal object that obscures other items. And batteries.
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