I’ll be on a plane later this month. Of course, I won’t be carrying any knives or cutting tools in my carry-on bag.
But the current advice is not to lock checked luggage. (If it has to be hand-searched, they’ll cut off the lock. Heavy gauge Zip/cable ties are recommended instead.)
Zip ties are fairly easy to remove with a sharp knife or wire cutters. Which I won’t have.
I checked the FAA’s site www.faa.gov and the only cutting tool allowed in carry on baggage are blunt ended scissors, which I don’t have. Even if I bought a pair for the trip, getting a blunt tip in the cable tie loop might be an issue.
So what’s the solution? (Best I can do so far is to tuck a single-edge razor blade in a side pocket of my checked luggage, but that might trigger a hand search.)