Remember I told you about how they broke our Victorinox locks when we flew Garuda Airlines going to Lombok? I made sure to visit The Travel Club Shangri-la Mall, Mandaluyong for replacements. I knew what I wanted:
- TSA locks so they wouldn’t be broken by airport security (I don’t know if they have TSA keys in Indonesian airports but I figure why not give it a shot?)
- Must be light-weight – I don’t want it to add to my already heavy baggage
- Must be a combination lock – it is super hassle looking for keys to open your bag in the airport, so combination locks are best
I wanted to get a Victorinox lock however the locks they were selling were super heavy. So I settled for red lightweight Delsey locks. I love it because it perfectly matches my whole black and red themed luggage! Perfect!
Each lock was Php 590 or 12 USD. But since there was a discount on most items (because of the new store location perhaps?) I got each lock for Php 472 only. Yey! I love getting items on discount! If I could help it, I always wait for a sale. =P
Hay, reminds me of when all 4 of our TSA locks got stolen on a trip to NY 2 years ago. Along with that, they stole a MacBookPro box filled with tops I just bought from Woodbury. JFK is actually worse than NAIA. Haha.
What?!? Did you complain to the airline? So your bag was opened to be stolen from talaga… not security just checking your bags?
I did and they said it didn’t happen on Cathay. And it didn’t happen in the Philippines. They suspect it really happened in JFK. And if you google, you’ll see a lot of videos of stuff being stolen by JFK TSA personnel!! Grabe diba?? They target laptops in luggage, cameras, designer bags — good thing we packed a new Mac and a new bag I bought in the handcarry. So, the lesson – NEVER EVER put such things in check-in. It’s a good thing they just got the box and some tops.
That’s awful!! Thanks for the cautionary tale! Most definitely, TD and I always pack the important/expensive stuff in the handcarry – you never know! JFK TSA personnel of all people!!!