Have you had any electronic gear stolen from you at the airport?

Summary:New airport/airline regulations regarding carry on luggage following the arrest of terror suspects in the UK has meant that passengers can't take electronic gear (cameras, laptops, iPods and so on) onto planes as hand luggage. While this is a sensible security precaution given the ongoing security threat, it's a policy that also seems to be allowing thieves who work within airports a greater level of opportunity and access to help themselves to other people's stuff.

New airport/airline regulations regarding carry on luggage following the arrest of terror suspects in the UK has meant that passengers can no longer take electronic gear (such as cameras - digital or film, laptops, iPods and so on) onto planes as hand luggage.  While this is a sensible security precaution given the ongoing security threat, it's a policy that also seems to be allowing thieves who work within airports a greater level of opportunity and access to help themselves to other people's stuff.

I'm interested in getting first hand accounts from people affected by the recent changes in security. 

  • What have been your experiences of traveling under the new rules?
  • What are your thoughts on the new rules?  Do they make you feel more secure?
  • Does the company you work for allow electronic gear to be stored in the hold?
  • Are you taking additional steps to secure data?
  • Do these new restrictions stop you flying?
  • Have you had anything stolen?  What?  How was it stolen?  What can you expect in the way of compensation?

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Topics: Security

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