This is my first time travelling to US. All my check-in luggages are made of hard plastic and it has two side locks with key and one number lock in the front. I do not have any bags with TSA locks. Is it compulsory?
I do not even understand the concept of TSA locks. The bags are scanned in-front of the passenger and I do no realise why they need to open it in between transit. Another thing is that I am sure that its easy to obtain a TSA key, so how does it protect me as a passenger for thief trying to rob my bag or some smugglers from putting something in my bag.
Usually from travel in other places, if there is something suspicious in the bag. It will be marked and we will be asked to open it once we get the bag.