My son is leaving Dallas for study abroad in a couple of days. I am not sure what to do about locking the luggage for the flight. I am assuming that we can lock the luggage w/a TSA approved lock. Is that correct? He will also be on a few flights while in Europe. I know he is traveling to Dublin, Paris, & Madrid & his return trip back to the states will be from Madrid. What about locking luggage while he is traveling thru out Europe? At some point I remember someone saying something about a bicycle lock but I don't recall what that was for.
When he arrives in Rome at 8am he will have 7-8 hours before he meets up w/another group at the airport. They will then be boarding a bus. Someone told him to walk to the train station & check his luggage at the station & then take a train into the city for a few hours. Is this a good idea? What about securing the luggage while it is "checked"? What are the logistics of this plan & how much time should he allow? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
My son is traveling w/his girlfriend so there will be two of them- if that matters.Edited: 24 January 2010, 03:38