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TSA Notice In Luggage?  
User currently offlineblueflyer From Northern Mariana Islands, joined Jan 2006, 4696 posts, RR: 3
Posted (3 years 3 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4982 times:
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I was wondering whether TSA is still expected to leave a notice in the checked luggage they inspect?

On two recent occasions (one a domestic flight, the other a domestic connection from an international flight), TSA opened at least one of my suitcase but didn't leave a note. The reason I know is I was carrying jars of preserve carefully packed in bubble wrap, and they somehow attracted the attention of an inspector. Upon arrival, I found that the shipping tape I had used to secure the wrap had been replaced by a white tape bearing the name and logo of the TSA...

Absence of a note notwithstanding, I ought to mention whoever inspected my suitcases did a superb job at repacking everything, including the jars in question. Were it not for their tape replacing mine, I probably would not have noticed.

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User currently offlinejetblueguy22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 3079 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (3 years 3 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 4947 times:

I had mine inspected about two weeks ago. They left two notes inside. Though it's understandable since I had golf clubs and a knee hockey set in a golf carry bag .

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User currently offlineAccidentally From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 646 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 3 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4852 times:

I get inspected often and have gotten a letter every single time.

Indianapolis, IN
User currently offlineokie From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3582 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (3 years 3 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4729 times:

Quoting Accidentally (Reply 2):
I get inspected often and have gotten a letter every single time

I would say more than 50% of my trips.
Other than vaction trips, my bag is pretty much the same, I have always wondered what in my bag that gets their attention or if the TSA is checking that many bags.

Quoting blueflyer (Thread starter):
Absence of a note notwithstanding, I ought to mention whoever inspected my suitcases did a superb job at repacking everything, including the jars in question

Sometimes yes, sometimes no. In anycase, I have tried to figure out what the TSA is hitting on from what they have moved or shuffled around in the case and yet to figure out what is drawing their attention. Sometimes I find the letter near the center of the suitcase, which makes me think they are looking near the bottom as it would be packed. The only thing I can figure out is that it must have something to do with the handle mechanism for the roll a round function.


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