Tampa International Airport, multiple airlines relying on honor system at baggage claim

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.wtsp.com/news/local/article/282863/8/Investigators-undercover-stolen-luggage-at-TIA

    When you fly out of Tampa International Airport (TIA), you need to show identification when you check your bag, when you get on the tram, and when you go through security.
    Yet, there are few - if any - security precautions at TIA's baggage claim that deter thieves from walking in off the street and stealing your bags.

    An undercover 10 News Investigator had no trouble parking in front of TIA's baggage claim entrance, walking in without a baggage claim check, and walking out with a bag that didn't belong to her. The bag belonged to an arriving acquaintance, who would have likely reported the bag "lost" to the airlines.

    Read More: http://www.wtsp.com/news/local/article/282863/8/Investigators-undercover-stolen-luggage-at-TIA
     
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    Amazing insights, thanks for sharing, interesting investigation.
     
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    A lot of airports do not check tags.....
     
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    I'd take it one step further than milchap and say that most (if not all?) of the US domestic airports I've been to have never checked tags. I remember they did years and years ago in PHL, but that's the last time I've ever seen it. I'm sure it happens places...but I think it's the exception rather than the norm.
     

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