I'm contemplating getting myself a new set of luggage (I've been contemplating this for awhile but, as you might imagine, have hardly been in a rush what with no real travel in the near future).
A number of sets I'm looking at have built-in locks (either combination clasps, or combination locks in to which you secure the zipper pulls).
Thing is... I almost never lock up my luggage as is. I will if it's stored out of sight in the luggage racks of a train or left at the bell desk of a hotel, but will rarely bother when flying. With international travel, especially, the Travel Sentry locks (which is the standard the TSA uses) is hardly universal.
So my question is... does anyone here have luggage with built in locks? Have they caused you any issues? My worry is, with some aftermarket little travel padlock, some security person could just snip it off if they really wanted to inspect your luggage and didn't have a key. But with built-in locks, I suppose we'd hope they'd contact the passenger to open it rather than take a power drill to it? haha. One could choose to not use a separate lock if they wanted, but if it's built in and required to close a suitcase it might then be an issue.