Quite often, I get a lecture from a traveler, as to why they always check a bag even if it’s small enough to be carried onto the plane.
“Why should I lug that bag through the airport especially if my airline offers free checking?” they ask. “After all, I’ve never had a problem.”
This news story shocked me as to the magnitude of the problem of baggage theft. And it’s not just going on at one airport.
Perhaps we should change the slogan from “Keep calm and carry-on” to “Out of sight, out of luck.”
I’ll continue to pack light and carry on.