luggage

What are Airport baggage kickers?

What are Airport baggage kickers?

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Regular readers of Thiefhunters in Paradise know that I recommend hard-sided luggage and avoid zippered bags as checked luggage. I’ve seen way too many exploded zippers…

6 rules for luggage security

6 rules for luggage security

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Another ring of airport luggage thieves has been arrested, this time at Los Angeles International Airport. So? Big deal. I’m not impressed. Not relieved….

Luggage self-check: The caged suitcase is tipped into a river of luggage.

Luggage self-check at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam

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Luggage self-check Luggage self-check? There’s nothing new about self-checking in and getting boarding passes from an airport terminal. The KLM check-in machines at Amsterdam’s…

Bambi Vincent on stage in costume

Outrageous excuse delays return of found lost luggage

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“We can’t export your found lost-luggage because it contains an artificial hand which requires the permission of the ministry of health.” I’m starting with…

Luggage carousel

Bag tag sabotage

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For various reasons, my luggage is hard to steal from. I take hundreds of flights every year, and so far, thank goodness, nothing has…

TSA thieves

TSA thieves

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“New figures out today show 381 TSA officers have been fired for stealing from passengers and their luggage, and members of Congress think that…

A road warrior self-portrait taken in a hotel mirror

Bag theft epidemic at Atlanta Airport carousel

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Atlanta Airport Police tell a business traveler that luggage theft from the carousel is currently an “epidemic” and “out of control.” The busines-traveler-victim plays…

Lobby luggage theft

Lobby luggage theft

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Purses and backpacks go missing at the worst times. Like, when they’re filled with cash, passports, cameras, medications, travel documents, and laptops. Like, when…

Hotel lobby luggage theft #2

Hotel lobby luggage theft #2

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The scene: a hotel lobby, late morning. Guests sit with their luggage, waiting for rides. Some are waiting to check in. A man walks…

Hotel lobby luggage theft

Hotel lobby luggage theft

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o thanks, I’ll carry that bag myself,” Marianne Crossley said to the porter as she stepped out of the London black cab, “it’s too…

Sabrina Zotter, alleged luggage thief in Phoenix

More airport luggage theft

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Imagine the post office delivering your mail to a big open heap, mixed with the envelopes and boxes of 300 strangers. The honor-based system…

Why thieves prefer black bags.

Why thieves prefer black bags when stealing luggage at airports

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Why Thieves Prefer Black Bags Yeah, this story’s everywhere, about the Phoenix couple who made a living stealing luggage off the airport carousel. Police…

Halliburton

Traveling with luggage

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I’m sure it sounds obsessive to mention the necessity of onboard watchfulness when you fly. The likelihood of theft while on an aircraft is…

choosing the right luggage

Choosing the right luggage for constant travelers

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For very frequent travelers, the right luggage is vital. Bob and I have used aluminum Zero Halliburton luggage forever. It’s heavy and expensive. It…

Luggage theft at Las Vegas airport carousels

Luggage theft at Las Vegas airport carousels

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Big article in today’s Las Vegas Review Journal on bag theft at the McCarran airport carousels. No surprise. This isn’t new. In my book,…