i often forget my luggage key, and need to get in my locked luggage to access some personal item, but want to reclose the luggage so it remains locked as if it were never opened, so i can then unlock it normally at some later time, after i've found the key.
that's cool that dude was thinking the same thing and made a video for it.
Yep, at the airport the always ask you if anyone has touched your bag at any point and if you say yeah then they will demans to search it. Also if you forget your key, and it is picked out for a random search, the guys will destroy it.
On my way back from Paris a couple years ago - I found this note on my bag (TSA - Notice of Baggage Inspection - the notice goes on and includes a line about "if the TSA security officer was unable to open your bag..., the officer may have been forced to break the locks...." My bag was pretty heavy (and I managed to find a cobble and bring it home with me - it could have shown up on a scan).
Yeah thats what i said. Locks are a bad idea as if they wanted to steal your stuff, they would just do it regardless, and they just hinder legitimate inspections, and you shouldnt leave your bag alone until its cheaked in anyway.