KTTC.com (Rochester, MN): Flying With Peace of Mind

Old Oct 23, 07, 3:51 am
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We've all heard the horror stories about flight delays and lost luggage. Yet another concern now about what's said to be a growing number of cases where stuff is stolen from your luggage.

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O'Regan Thiele says, "You have to leave your luggage unlocked, which is great for security and I'm very willing to do that, but I'm not there if they are looking through it later; like after it goes and check in luggage I don't see it again."

After you check in your luggage, it's stored behind these walls. TSA says at most luggage is left alone for 10-15 minutes but there's always an employee walking around.

The Transportation Security Administration says two of its employees check bags for security issues, and then it's up to airline employees to keep an eye on the luggage.

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At Rochester International Airport TSA reports eight stolen property claims in 2006 for a total of more than $2,000.

And, there are already five claims this year.

But, in the last three years at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport there've been more than 900 stolen property claims worth more than $427,000.

TSA says those number are inflated due to dual claims.
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Old Oct 23, 07, 12:45 pm
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[sarcasm]To be fair, some of those guys are really underpaid.[/sarcasm]

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Old Oct 23, 07, 1:36 pm
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I'm underpaid, but that doesn't grant me the right to steal from my employer (or from random strangers).
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Old Oct 23, 07, 1:40 pm
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I'm underpaid, but that doesn't grant me the right to steal from my employer (or from random strangers).
Sorry, forgot to put the sarcasm hat on. The mistake has been corrected.

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Old Oct 23, 07, 1:44 pm
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Sorry, forgot to put the sarcasm hat on. The mistake has been corrected.
I kind of thought that was the case.
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