While it\u2019s understandable that travelers want to lock their TSA Travel Size Baggage\u00a0to guard\u00a0their personal belongings, it\u2019s also important\u00a0to know\u00a0that TSA officers must be\u00a0ready to\u00a0inspect baggages and contents when\u00a0the necessity\u00a0arises. That\u2019s where TSA recognized locks\u00a0are available\u00a0. Each passenger may carry liquids, gels and aerosols in\u00a0TSA Travel Size Baggage\u00a0containers that are 3.4 ounces or100 milliliters. Each passenger is limited to one quart-size\u00a0bag of liquids, gels and aerosols. In order to make sure the safe transportation of travelers, TSA screens all checked and carry-on baggage before it's permitted to be brought onboard commercial aircraft. Technology generally enables us to electronically screen bags without opening them, but there are times once we got to physically inspect a bit of bags . TSA has worked with several companies to develop locks which will be opened by security officers using universal "master" keys in order that the locks might not need to be cut. These locks are available at the most airports and lots of travel stores nationwide. The packaging on the locks indicates whether or not they are often opened by TSA. In some cases, TSA officers will\u00a0need to\u00a0open your baggage as\u00a0a part of\u00a0the screening process. If your bag is unlocked, then our officer will simply open and screen\u00a0the luggage\u00a0if any item alarms. However, if\u00a0you opt\u00a0to lock your checked baggage and TSA cannot open it through other means, then the locks may\u00a0need to\u00a0be cut. For soft-sided baggage, this process\u00a0won't\u00a0damage your zippers or zipper pulls. TSA is careful to not damage any personal belongings, however, we\u00a0aren't\u00a0responsible for\u00a0damage caused to locked bags\u00a0that has got to\u00a0be opened for security purposes. Again,\u00a0that's\u00a0where\u00a0the worth\u00a0of the recognized locks\u00a0are available\u00a0. Please note that if\u00a0a politician\u00a0does\u00a0got to\u00a0open your bag, a \u201cNotice\u00a0of luggage\u00a0Inspection\u201d\u00a0are going to be\u00a0place in your bag. While our officers may need to cut locks from time to time, it\u2019s not the sole reason your lock might be missing or damaged. Locks, along side your baggage, also can be damaged by airport conveyer belt systems as shown below: Image describing how locks can get pinched between conveyor belts and broken off.The image below may be a collection of 244 locks pulled from under an airport baggage handling conveyer belt where the 2 belts close . These were collected over a period of 1 month at a replacement York Airport.