D-Prom asked in TravelAir Travel · 1 month ago

If you leave your bag in public, what would you do to deter thieves, or make it secure?

For example, you could put it in a discrete place or cover it with a jacket.

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  • 1 month ago
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    We travel a lot, and are prepared and vigilant. Criss bidy bags with steel threads and cables. No REAL jewelry. Conservative dress and manner - no team gear, political swag, etc. Discrete steel cables and locks. Every to, the is someone we see who had been pickpocketted, held up, lost a phones etc. Petite hand their bags in the back of the chair in a restaurant. Leave bags under their seat. Ask a total stranger to watch their stuff when they take the kids to the bathroom. They are articles all over about safety - but must petite thing they are immune to crime.

  • 1 month ago

    If it was just a matter of making it secure, I would put a chain through the handle and attach it to the leg of a heavy bench or bus stop. Someone could still remove it with metal cutters, but the bag would be safe enough for a little while.

    However this isn't the main risk. These days you're likely to come back and find the area cordoned off while bomb squad conduct a 'controlled explosion'.

    So don't.

    PS The words 'discrete' and 'discreet' are not synonyms. They have very different meanings. In this scenario you mean 'discreet'. .

  • Orla C
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    You don't leave your bag in public. Ever.

  • David
    Lv 4
    1 month ago

    I always leave my pet Cobra Nigel inside.

    • bluebellbkk
      Lv 7
      1 month agoReport

      But they won't find Nigel until they open the bag possibly miles away. Nigel may kill them, but they'll still have stolen your bag.

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  • 1 month ago

    I would not leave the bag anywhere in public. I keep it with me.

  • RICK
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Any bag left willbe noticed by airport employees and will be disposed of by airport security (possible terroist bomb)

  • John
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Not the brightest bulb on the porch, are ya?

  • 1 month ago

    Your problem won't be thieves; your problem will be that airport security will snarf that bad boy up in a New York Minute and will take it out to the bomb squad's testing grounds and blow it up.

  • 1 month ago

    ....and then the jacket disappears!

    Peace.

  • audrey
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    I would NEVER leave my bag anywhere.

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