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Why you should never put a padlock on your suitcase – The Sun

IMMEDIATELY, if you want to keep your suitcase sturdier, you should avoid leaving a padlock on it while on vacation.

One baggage handler explained how locks don’t prevent others from breaking into your luggage – and instead make them think they have high-value items worth stealing.

    Putting a padlock on your suitcase can be a target for thieves
Putting a padlock on your suitcase can be a target for thievesCredit: Getty

Airport staff explain why a Reddit forum which asks what secrets the airline staff knows that the passengers don’t.

They wrote: “Literally, it is not even deterrent.

“Some might take that as a sign that the bag is worth looking for.”

Others explained that it was still very vulnerable to break-in, even when it was locked, simply by using a pen.

They added: ‘You can use the pen to open the zipper and pull the locked zipper around the bag to close them.

Some suitcases have locks that are TSA approved, which means they can only be opened by TSA agents in the United States without breaking it during routine inspection.

However, New technology revealed that anyone could break into the suitcase with a padlock, after a report showed the master key had been copied using a 3D printer.

Experts have also warned travelers to never have their home address on the luggage tag.

If thieves steal your entire suitcase – including your keys – this means they can easily break into your home and car.

Instead, they recommend putting in your work address or cell phone number.

Not locking your suitcase can cause problems for your insurance claim – with thefts of electronics not covered by some travel providers without a lock on them.

If you want your suitcase to arrive first, you should put a thin sticker on it, according to travel experts.

You should also order a number your stuff and the clothes in your partner’s suitcase and vice versa – so that if one bag is lost, both of you will have nothing to wear.

    There are many ways thieves can get into your suitcase even with a lock
There are many ways thieves can get into your suitcase even with a lockCredit: Alamy
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https://www.thesun.co.uk/travel/10352138/suitcase-lock-luggage-travel/ Why you should never put a padlock on your suitcase – The Sun

Tom Vazquez

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