More and more people are distrusting the people who load and unload their bags from the hold of the aircraft, and rightly so. I remember the story my sister told me about when she was last year in Buenos Aires. Ezeiza's Buenos Aires airport was totally collapsed due to a strike by Aerolineas Argentinas workers. The reason was scandalous: some workers - of which the passengers' luggage operate - had suffered a search in their lockers and a multitude of clocks, mobiles, laptops and other objects stolen from outside suitcases had been discovered. These cracks, neither short nor lazy, complained about their lack of privacy due to the fact that they opened their ticket offices without their consent and went on strike. With two balls. My Mendoza friend Pablo already tells me, that in Argentina they all steal: the difference is that the ordinary citizen does it with grace and art and the rulers are sack. Well, like here, more or less. I love the country and its people and I will step on it shortly, but the truth is that to make it look.
For these things, many people want to have some more security protecting their luggage with a small padlock. Well, if you're going to fly, in, from or to the United States, that you know that you cannot use any padlock. Americans, who have become extreme in air safety since the 9/11 attacks, only accept that you carry padlocks accepted by TSA in your checked luggage. It seems that the price is around $ 10.
The truth is that I don't know how they will verify this and to what extent they are strict. Has anyone recently flown there?