5.) Your Luggage Could Be Mishandled
When you arrive at your destination, you are just thinking about winding down in your hotel and starting your dream vacation. In some unfortunate cases, you may not have this luxury.
Many travelers are confronted with the harsh reality of an item missing from their checked luggage. Think that’s far-fetched? Unfortunately, it is not. The TSA raked up 30,621 claims of missing valuables from 2010 to 2014, leading to a total property loss of $2.5 million.
The TSA sent “bait bags” through airport security to figure out the reason and caught workers stealing from the luggage. While the TSA has been making improvements since then and keeping a close eye on the employees, the risk is still present.
On another note, your bag is also at risk when it is going around the conveyor belt at your arrival destination. Almost any other passenger could catch your bag first, open it, and take anything they want without anyone batting an eye.
Keep your valuables and souvenirs safe from sticky fingers by locking your checked baggage up.