It shocks me more that airline/airport employees wouldn't know there are security cameras at security checkpoints at the airport, let alone TSA?! To me, that's as obvious as a camera at an ATM...but then again, Im sure a special few don't know that either. Wow.It's a shame, but theft does happen. A few years ago we had a TSA agent arrested at PDX, she was brazen enough to steal from the carry on x-ray area while screening passengers.
An airline I worked for also had an employee steal a passenger's bag, the employee walked thru the metal detector, then the passenger set it off and was delayed. The employee took both his work bag, and the passenger bag. The good thing was that he didn't know that they have cameras at the checkpoint, they rewinded it and had video of him taking the stuff.
I believe when the police did an investigation, he had all kinds of baggage in his house as well.
Sad really, but it is what it is.
What annoys me is that some people are so used to the theft, they don't even criticise the thief any more, but blame the victim!What pisses me off about this is how accustomed we all have gotten to the fact that anything that is checked is fair game for the long fingers at the airport. Seriously, WTF? You pay good money for a ticket and you (plural) are okay with having your stuff nicked?
It's very obvious why they checked in 4 ipads in luggage. To avoid Chinese import taxes if they are q Chinese nationalAside from the obvious, I don't understand why anyone would check an iPad. I mean it's the best device to pass time in the air ever -- music, video, magazines, books, word processor, and if you spring for WiFi, Internet too, and all in a light and tight package.
Wishing it to not happen isn't going to stop it. We all live in the world and that world has people of all kinds in it. You don't leave valuables on display inside your locked car, stores have all sorts of elaborate security in place - all because there are people around who will take advantage of a situation.What pisses me off about this is how accustomed we all have gotten to the fact that anything that is checked is fair game for the long fingers at the airport. Seriously, WTF? You pay good money for a ticket and you (plural) are okay with having your stuff nicked?