I’ve gotten a notice from TSA occasionally that my luggage has been searched. And I’ve suspected but have been unable to prove that I’m missing some panties–usually some, ahem, lacier ones–when I get my bag back.
But my friend just had an experience that moved my belief from paranoid to confirmed.
When Abby’s bag was searched, it was returned to her with none of her panties.
Now that my suspicions have been confirmed, I have a new packing trend.
Itemizing my luggage–especially my panties.
I’ve begun scribbling out a list of what I’m packing in my bag while I’m packing it, and sticking it in the outside pocket of my luggage. Now that I have more time to think about it, I’ll probably make copies or do it on a computer (and write in any additional things I’ve purchased while traveling).
It also seems like a good reverse usage of a packing check list–using it to confirm those items ARE in your bag.
When I heard what happened to Abby, I seriously went white. Both out of fear for her and also for my suspicions in the past.
Have you ever suspected (or even confirmed!) that something was taken out of your bag?