What make the TSA open your luggages for an inspection ?
- MSLv 710 months agoFavorite Answer
Some are randomly selected. Some are pulled because they see something suspicious when scanned or they don't feel they can see everything they need to on the scan.
- bluebellbkkLv 710 months ago
This has happened to me twice. Once it turned out I'd forgotten about a pair of scissors, another time I'd bought eight bars of nice soap as presents for my colleagues and to the security people it looked just like a big solid chunk of explosive. I had to unwrap the box and take out two random bars for them to sniff and be sure.
And before anyone starts on about racial profiling, I'm a white woman, in my early 60s at the time, in ordinary clothing and clearly a frequent traveller.
- RedstoneLv 610 months ago
Anything that is a potential threat to the safety of commercial aircraft.Source(s): Work part-time as a TSA officer.
- RICKLv 710 months ago
An odd shape on xray
You appearing nervous
Its just random
All 3 are possibilities
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- conley39Lv 710 months ago
Some have things show up on the scan of the bag and others are randomly selected for visual inspection.
- Diane ALv 710 months ago
cant see through everything (dense white areas), odd shaped items, random checks,
- Anonymous10 months ago
Items that are in oddly shaped when x-rayed