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The Top 20 Airports For TSA Theft  
User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10893 posts, RR: 37
Posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 2865 times:

Items keep going missing from air passengers checked baggage.

Flying through one of these major airports? You might want to keep your valuables with you at all times, as a list detailing the airports with the most dishonest TSA agents has been released.

1. Miami International Airport (29)
2. JFK International Airport (27)
3. Los Angeles International Airport (24)
4. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (17)
5. Las Vegas-McCarren International Airport (15)
6. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and New York-Laguardia Airport (14 each)
8. Newark Liberty, Philadelphia International, and Seattle-Tacoma International airports (12 each)
...

During a recent ABC News investigation, an iPad left behind at a security checkpoint at the Orlando airport was tracked as it moved 30 miles away to the home of the TSA officer last seen handling it.

read more:
http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/top-20...eft/story?id=17537887#.UId9pK79Xaj


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User currently onlinePanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 9330 posts, RR: 29
Reply 1, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2724 times:

Searching baggage is OK, but it has to take place with the owner of the baggage standing by and supervising the search.

I once travelled with a brand new Samsonite which had a TSA lock. When I picked up the bag a from the belt I did not even realize that the lock was broken. Only at home. Too late for a claim and to whom? The carrier is not responsible.

This whole system stinks and is bad for the USA. They should have a look how it is done in Israel which is under a much more severe threat than the US is. They can learn a lot from the Israeli.



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User currently offlineoldeuropean From Germany, joined May 2005, 2090 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2698 times:

Quoting PanHAM (Reply 1):
This whole system stinks and is bad for the USA.

And a often stated reason why fewer and fewer tourists are willing to travel to the US.



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User currently offlineLOWS From Austria, joined Oct 2011, 1141 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2679 times:

Quoting PanHAM (Reply 1):
This whole system stinks and is bad for the USA. They should have a look how it is done in Israel which is under a much more severe threat than the US is. They can learn a lot from the Israeli.

It is an awful system. Between this and the hassle of getting the ESTA Visa and renting a car, it is an awful place for tourists.


User currently offlinerwy04lga From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 3176 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2621 times:

Quoting LOWS (Reply 3):
ESTA Visa

I never heard of this visa. Someone please elaborate. Thanks.



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User currently offlineLOWS From Austria, joined Oct 2011, 1141 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2615 times:

Quoting rwy04lga (Reply 4):
I never heard of this visa. Someone please elaborate. Thanks.

It is the non-visa visa that travelers from the EU and some other countries need.

https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/


User currently offlineMaverick623 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 5598 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2198 times:

Quoting PanHAM (Reply 1):
When I picked up the bag a from the belt I did not even realize that the lock was broken.

As I posted in another thread, I see broken locks all the time. As they tend to stick out, they get caught on various belts and other tight spaces and break. The little red-and-black "TSA approved" ones are the worst... you can step on them and break them.



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User currently offlineseabosdca From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 5410 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2181 times:

Those top three airports were notorious for theft long before the creation of the TSA. I personally had (not-that-valuable) items stolen out of my luggage at LAX in 1991.

And it's not just a US thing -- LHR, for example, is particularly notorious as well.


User currently offlinelightsaber From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 13018 posts, RR: 100
Reply 8, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2105 times:
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Quoting MadameConcorde (Thread starter):
During a recent ABC News investigation, an iPad left behind at a security checkpoint at the Orlando airport was tracked as it moved 30 miles away to the home of the TSA officer last seen handling it.
Quoting PanHAM (Reply 1):
This whole system stinks and is bad for the USA.

Without a doubt. We're slitting our own wrists.

Quoting oldeuropean (Reply 2):
And a often stated reason why fewer and fewer tourists are willing to travel to the US.

We haven't exactly rolled out the welcome mat...

Quoting LOWS (Reply 3):
and renting a car

I had several conversations in the last week on how many well healed tourists no longer want to drive anymore and US cities, with their 3rd rate mass transit systems, are suffering because of that.

Quoting seabosdca (Reply 7):
Those top three airports were notorious for theft long before the creation of the TSA.

It is much worse now. Items I used to check I will no longer. The rate of theft has by my perception gone way up. Before a well locked piece of luggage often went through safely.

Lightsaber



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User currently offlinechrisair From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 2099 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2030 times:

LAX makes sense. Just look at the types of people that work for the TSA there. Some of them look like they go out to Inglewatts or Crenshaw and steal cars or sell crack as a side job.

User currently offlinebohica From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2689 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1948 times:

Quoting chrisair (Reply 9):
Some of them look like they go out to Inglewatts or Crenshaw and steal cars

They have to get the merchandise home somehow.  


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