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  1. Yeah, Carly will hire Flight Attendants from India or China because they are better educated than Americans. And in the end she will get extra for her pay for the salary cuts she made so she can get rid of all the wrinkles she is so proud.

  2. Uh, luggage security is a farce anyway – the fake security you had with a TSA lock is now gone? OH NO. The guy stealing from you _already_ works for the TSA or the airlines. So they _already_ have the keys. Otherwise, the lock helps how? Versus a regular lock the TSA will close it for you, so your bag doesn’t pop open accidentally. But an actual luggage thief who stole your bag? Certainly they would not be capable of cutting off the paperclip-thick lock. Or they could use a knife? Give me a break.
    So amazingly enough I’m with the TSA here – a lock on a piece of luggage has nothing to do with security. Literally, nothing (i.e. same contribution to security as the TSA screening procedures). Your luggage is as as secure as the honesty of the people handling it behind the scenes, and as secure as the physical places it sits out in the open (i.e. theft from the carrousel). Beyond that, nothing else matters.

  3. The only time I’ve had stuff stolen from my bag during handling was when I used a TSA lock. The lock was cut and placed inside. I figured the lock attracted the bag handler thief so I have never used them since…

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