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Travel Accessories Lockdown Triple Security Lock Provides Flexibility and Instills Some Confidence That Lock Won't Be Lost.
on October 12, 2014
I've lost three locks to TSA. Either they weren't re-locked properly or not put back on my bags at all. I contacted Lewis N. Clark and they suggested I try something like this. Can attach to the suitcase. This way, if the lock somehow unlocks because they weren't locked properly after TSA inspected the bag, or weren't put on at all, at least the lock is still attached to the suitcase.
Works just like a regular TSA lock. Both ends of the long cable can be detached from the lock.
A little tricky to reset a combination from the factory-set combination but not a big thing.
Update…lost another TSA lock, not this type…
Also, to answer some of the concerns in the questions on this lock….
The two cables have specific purposes. The longer side goes to the handle. No exception. I had my backwards and when TSA tried to open the lock, the short end opened and the long end, which was locking my zippers together, didn't open. They fussed with it for a bit. Fortunately, I noticed this and asked another officer if the first officer needed help. The second officer went over, then a third. Couldn't open it. Good thing they asked me to come in the secure area (under supervision), to open my lock. At that time, they explained that their TSA key opens only one cable. It does NOT open the cables on the long end. Only one of the shorter ends. That cable is marked "TSA" on the side of the lock. So, the lock should not become separated from the suitcase because the long end cannot be unlocked by TSA.
Be sure you put the long cable to your handle or something secure on your suitcase, and the short cable goes through the zippers.
So far, I'm very pleased with this lock. Don't lose the instructions.
3/2017. Finally lost one of these...TSA cut it off. Why? Got no idea. Talked to the supervisor on duty who couldn't explain why the lock wasn't attached to my bag. The only way for the lock NOT to be on the bag is if it is cut off by TSA...why would they need to do that? Got no idea.... They gave me forms to file for a claim.