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Lost & Found- Where Is My TSA Lock

a close-up of a lock
Not My Lock
A crazy thing happened to my luggage while traveling from Singapore (SIN) to Bali (DPS) on AirAsia. When our flight landed, Kim and I were exhausted. We found our bags quickly and got a cab to our hotel.
It was really late but I was in desperate need of a shower. I went to get my toiletries from my bag and noticed that my lock was missing and replaced by the one shown above. I have been using a black TSA lock to keep my Osprey Airporter closed. I use the Airporter to protect the straps on my backpacks from getting caught in x-ray machines or conveyor belts and possibly getting cut to free them.
a black bag with a handle
Osprey Airporter
At first I was like WTF, how am I opening my bag? I immediately considered twisting the zipper to break it open or going to get a knife to cut the Airporter open. However, I really did not want to break the bag. I need it for my current and future trips and would rather not shell out another $30 to replace it.
I decided to try to open up the lock and lucky for me the dumbass that placed the wrong lock back on my bag never locked this one! I was now able to get back into my bag without destroying my Airporter!
a close-up of a combination lock
Luckily it opened
I’ve searched all over Bali and have yet to find a TSA lock for sale in any of the shops. Maybe I’ll have better luck when we get to Kuala Lumpur!