CATSA can now open your TSA lock

May 05

CATSA can now open your TSA lock

Many changes are occurring regarding how luggage locks will be handled by CATSA (Canadian Air Transport Security Authority). CATSA will now be able to open and re-lock passenger luggage that uses TSA Approved Locks when a physical inspection is required to clear checked baggage for safe transport.

A press conference was held at the 34th annual LLHA Show. The 2 companies speaking included: Safe Skies TSA Luggage Locks, also an exhibitor at the show and a leader in their field, discussed how they now have an agreement with CATSA to open and re-lock bags using Safe Skies locks. Protected by multiple patents, Safe Skies Locks display the proprietary torch symbol, allowing baggage screening officers to easily identify it, open it and re-lock the luggage if a physical inspection is required.

Further news: Safe Skies TSA Luggage Locks now also has an exclusive agreement with Australian Customs and Border Protection Services (ACBPS).The agreement allows ACBPS to open and re-lock bags that use Safe Skies Locks when screening officers need to conduct a physical inspection, and reassures passengers that their locks will be intact when they arrive at their destination.

Also speaking at the press conference, Travel Sentry, the industry standard baggage security system used by most major lock and luggage brands in the world. CATSA now recognizes and accepts Travel Sentry® Approved locks for checked baggage security.

Keep watch for more news on travel security issues pertaining to Canadians.

Links of interest include:
Yahoo Coverage for Safe Skies
Financial Post Coverage for Safe Skies