TSA Zipper Lock, Latch Lock & Lock Padlock Instructions

Please see the three videos below from Travel Sentry, giving you an informative video tutorial on how to set and use TSA Zipper Locks, Latch Locks & Lock Padlocks. Please look below and match your TSA lock to one of the variants available to help identify which set of instructions you will need to read or video to watch.
  • Zipper Lock

    How to set the combination on your Travel Sentry Approved Zipper Lock.
  • Padlock Lock

    How to set the combination on your Travel Sentry Approved Padlock.
  • Latch Lock

    How to set the combination on your Travel Sentry Approved Latch Lock.

it Luggage TSA Lock Variations

Please use the images below to help identify your suitcase lock and download the correct corresponding instructions. Having trouble identifying your lock? No problem, please send us a photo of your case and a close-up photo of the lock to Customer Services and we will identify it for you.
  • TSA Lock CL18124

  • TSA Lock FL19919

  • TSA Lock CL50003

it Luggage TSA Locks

At it Luggage, we care as much about your next journey as you do. That’s why our cases come with a Travel Sentry® Approved locks — to help keep your belongings safe and secure, while you travel with it.Our suitcases use multiple variations of Travel Sentry® Approved locks which allows your luggage to be opened, inspected and relocked by security authorities at the airport without damage to the case.We understand that you may need a little help with configuring and using your lock, so above are three generic video tutorials which explains the process for each type of lock.TSA: (Transport Security Administration)For more information, please visit: www.travelsentry.org
  • Safe Inspection No Damage

    Travel Sentry® Approved locks allows your luggage to be opened, inspected and relocked by security authorities at the airport without damage to the case.
  • Travel Sentry Red Diamond

    Travellers who use Travel Sentry locks with the red diamond mark won’t face the risk of their luggage being delayed or broken open by airport security.
  • The Global Standard

    The Travel Sentry system is already implemented in more than 750 airports with more being added continually. Over half of all travellers today fly from an airport using the Travel Sentry system.


Are it Luggage locks TSA approved?

Yes, they are — there, that was an easy one!

What does TSA stand for, and what does it do?

TSA stands for the Transportation Security Administration. It’s an agency within the US Department of Homeland Security that has authority over the security of the travelling public in the United States. Chiefly concerned with air travel, the TSA employs screening officers in airports, armed Federal Air Marshalls in planes, and mobile teams of dog handlers and explosive specialists. They have stringent demands in regard to accessing luggage for security purposes, and thus staff possess a special and secure tool to open locks as needed; a tool which is unavailable to the general public.

Where is the key for my TSA lock?

A TSA lock is a global security system which allows passengers to lock their luggage while permitting security authorities within airports to inspect them without damage. So, although all TSA locks have a keyhole, only TSA agents at the airport hold the master key to open them.


When travelling to airports across the USA, Canada, Japan, Israel, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Czech Republic, Germany, Austria,
Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland, South Korea, New Zealand and soon other countries, airport security agencies are equipped with official tools that allow them to open, inspect and re-lock any items of luggage secured with
TSA locks without damage. These locks can also be used for travel to all other countries.

Where can I use my TSA approved lock?

Travel Sentry and their TSA locks are used in more than 750 airports in 20 countries, by 1.6 billion travellers annually. These countries are listed at www.travelsentry.org. They are a global standard and are not limited by where they can be used. In fact, there is no place where Travel Sentry locks cannot be used.

Where can I get a secure tool to open the lock on my case?

This is a tool only available to airport security services & agencies, and is not available to the general public.

What happens if I forget the combination code to my lock?

Treat the code for the lock on your suitcase like a PIN code for a credit card and use a code that it only known to you—hard to guess, but easy to remember. We’ve provided space in the Owner's Manual booklet that comes with your case, to write the code down and keep it safe.

As part of our warranty, we are unable to cover issues with combination locks that arise from the incorrect setting of the lock, if the lock is used incorrectly, or if it has been forced open.

If you forget the code, our only advice is to logically go through each combination to try and crack it. Unfortunately, we don't have a master key that can help with opening your case.