- Rugged, easy-open shackle operates smoothly and
fits most luggage zippers
- Locks feature a secure system that allows the Transportation
Security Administration (TSA) to unlock and re-lock
- Peace-of-mind guarantee: In the unlikely event that
a Travel Sentry lock gets cut off, bring the lock back
to The Savvy Traveller and we will replace it free
is a Travel Sentry Certified Lock?
Travel Sentry Certified Locks have been developed through
unprecedented cooperation between luggage, lock and
travel accessory manufacturers, retailers, and the TSA. Travel
Sentry Certified locks are sturdy, die-cast combination
devices that carry the red and white diamond-shaped
Travel Sentry logo and a special TSA code on the bottom.
are Travel Sentry Certified locks different from other
Only Travel Sentry Certified locks allow airline passengers
once again to lock their bags with confidence. Before
now, travellers either had to leave their bags unlocked
or lock them and risk the locks being broken by TSA
screeners if the bags need to be inspected. Because
the TSA recognizes and uses the Travel Sentry locking
system, its screeners can, through a secure procedure,
unlock Travel Sentry Certified locks if bags need to
be inspected. TSA screeners must cut off all other types
of luggage locks if they need to inspect bags.
do I know that the Travel Sentry system is secure?
The TSA strictly controls the distribution of the special
codes and tools used to open Travel Sentry Certified
locks. Only qualified personnel with the TSA will have
access to these tools.
about the airline check-in people, who always tell
me to leave my checked bags unlocked?
Airline check-in personnel are being briefed and trained
to recognize Travel Sentry Certified locks and to understand
that those bags may remain locked as they go through
the screening process.
happens if I use a Travel Sentry Certified lock and
it’s cut off when I travel?
The TSA has been fully trained to recognize and use
the Travel Sentry Certified locks. However, if a Travel
Sentry Certified lock is broken during travel, simply
return the lock to The Savvy Traveller and we will replace
it free of charge. We ask that customers provide your
receipt, the Travel Sentry Certified lock that was broken,
along with the TSA Notification of Baggage Inspection,
and let us know in which airport the bag was checked
(and screened) so that we may notify the TSA.