In a recent business trip, I left my checked luggage unlocked, per TSA regulations and even went so far as to tell the agent that my Leatherman Charge was clipped into the front pocket with a sturdy gate snap. When I got to my destination, the pocket was zipped closed, the gate snap intact, but no Leatherman tool. It was clear to me (and the airline baggage representatives) that the tool had been stolen by baggage. I can't tell you how upsetting this is! I declared it to the airline and filled out some forms, but have to wait for them to "decide" if they will reimburse me for my loss. It seems ridiculous that I paid them top dollar (about $1300) to transport me from one point to another, they stole my belongings and I have to fill out the paperwork and wait for them to respond. Simply crappy service. Several years ago (before the ban) I had the same experience with a butane soldering iron and have also experienced the complete destruction of my luggage and a smashed oscilloscope. In the Philippines, my luggage zippers were “worked open” and half of the bag contents were pilfered. On the other hand, I’ve logged hundreds of thousands of air miles during my career and, surprisingly, have had only a few incidences of poor baggage handling, damage, loss or theft. I’ve had lots of bags misrouted or delayed, but have always received them eventually. So, should I be grateful or angry? What do you think? I’d like to hear your experiences. Please chime in.