10 Things You Should Never Pack in Your Checked Bag
From security to lost luggage, lengthy layovers and flight delays, airports can be very stressful. Don't make the experience harder on yourself. Checking your bags is one of the first steps, but make the wrong mistake and you will find yourself stuck, without the ability to make it through the steps after.
It's imperative that you check the TSA checked bag guidelines before packing. The last thing you want is your bag flagged because of a suspicious item.
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TSA agents are doing their job and you just need to accept that they are rushing and rummaging while trying to be as accurate as possible. That being said, don't leave any valuable items in your luggage - jewelry, laptops and cameras, just to name a few. There is a chance that your bag will require additional screening and, unfortunately, not all TSA agents are trust worthy. Cases have been reported where TSA agents were caught stealing.
There are a few obvious things you should leave out of your checked bag, flammable items being one of them. But there are also a few other items, not as obvious, that you may think are okay but are not - personal documents, your laptop, cash and medications are a few.