Tampered luggage - do you notify the airline?

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  1. MyTravels
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    A TSA friendly lock was removed from a friends luggage, yet no TSA note inside (and in my experience TSA puts the lock back even with the note inside). It seems that the original contents are still in place (nothing of extreme value was in the checked bag).

    Would you notify the airline that your bag was tampered with even if nothing seems missing?
     
  2. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    Given how difficult it can be to deal with airline baggage services when something actually IS missing or the bag's gone.... probably I would not invest any time in this case. What would you expect they do if you tell them?

    (of course... be sure that really nothing is missing/broken, because I think you have typically 24 hrs to file a claim)
     
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    Ditto with the above. If nothing other than the lock is missing, I wouldn't bother with a claim.
     
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    When a seat or a power supply is broken I try to send a message so they're aware, as this isn't as easy to address I'm not sure if they care.


    that's good to know, I'll pass it along.
     
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    Who said anything about a claim?
     
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    Same here. In theory there's an efficient process to deal with broken equipment on an aircraft (though it heavily depends on FAs caring enough to pass along the message). But in this case... I just don't see what the baggage department would do.
     
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    My apologies, I misread the post.
     

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