There are a number of reasons why you would want to use a luggage locks when you are flying:
- Additional security keeping belongings safe
- Prevent someone from hiding something in your case like drugs or weapons
- Stop people from tampering with your possesions
- Added security gives peace of mind
TSA Accepted locks have the additional benefit that a security official can open the padlock without having to force it open which can be potentially very costly if the suitcase is damaged.
TSA Accepted locks can be integrated into a suitcase or the are sold as suitcase travel padlocks which can be either key locks or combination padlocks.