If a dishonest person really wants to gain access to the contents of your luggage, the plastic used at wrapping stations can be cut open with anything from house keys to a nail file. Furthermore, a plastic-wrapped suitcase draws attention to itself, and may attract attention from the wrong sort of people.
The only benefit of wrapping a suitcase in plastic is that it may provide water-proof protection for fabric luggage.
If upping the security on your luggage is a top priority, then abstain from contributing to the piles of plastic landfill and instead invest your money into a light-weight hard-shell suitcase with a smart lock or built-in padlock. Even the humble cable tie will serve your security needs better.
But please, don’t fall into the plastic wrap trap.
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