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Is it against regulations to pack my laptop battery on its own in my checked luggage?

We have several small children, which complicates traveling and requires us to compact our hand luggage as much as possible. We've been tempted to check in our laptop in our luggage, but have been ...
6
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1answer
337 views

What is the meaning of “Marine Fares” regarding airline baggage?

The terms of an airline company regarding their checked baggage rules refers to two concepts: Piece and weight. A section of the "weight" concept mentions "Marine Fares of Economy Class". What does ...
5
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3answers
324 views

Aerosol cans in the checked luggage?

Is it allowed to carry aerosol spray cans (deodorant, insect repellant, waterproofer, spray point, i.e. any common thing you can think of that typically comes in spray bottles) in the checked luggage ...
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0answers
75 views

Bug spray on my suitcase

I'm currently in the United States but I will be leaving in a few days. I just realised that some bug spray (insect repellent) spilt in my suitcase. Is the spilt spray a big issue? Will I need to buy ...
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1answer
93 views

What can I do about a laptop stolen out of luggage in transit?

My uncle was coming to visit me in Ecuador and bringing a laptop for me. It was in his checked bags, but somewhere between Panama City, Panama, and Quito, Ecuador, it was stolen out of his luggage. ...
9
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2answers
699 views

Baggage tagged with “limited release”

Background information: During a recent Air France flight, I had a very unexpected situation: at the counter I was informed that my baggage to be checked was below the minimum weight, which is of 5 ...
4
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1answer
54 views

Confused about the baggage fee for different airlines

I purchased a ticket from orbitz.com. It's an Iberia flight from Casablanca, Morocco to Charlotte, NC with a layover in Madrid. Now here where it gets tricky althought it's an Iberia ticket, the first ...
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2answers
225 views

What does “Baggage: 1PC” mean?

On my e-ticket for my flight with Swiss booked through Travelup.com, I see this: Baggage: 1PC Does this mean I'm only allowed hang-luggage? Or can I take hand-luggage, and check in one piece of ...
4
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1answer
109 views

Shipping luggage vs. checking it for US domestic air travel

I heard recently that, when traveling domestically in the U.S., it is better to ship your bags using a courier service rather than check them in. According to the source, this has three advantages: ...
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1answer
47 views

Layovers from Canada to USA [closed]

I am travelling to Boston from Canada with a layover in Newark. Do I claim my luggage in Newark or do they transfer it to the flight to Boston and then claim my luggage in Boston? It is a 53 minute ...
2
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1answer
84 views

10-hour Layover at Heathrow. Possible to explore London?

Traveling from Washington DC to Johannesburg, SA. We have a 10-hour layover in London. Have been to London before, have done the tourist thing, have oyster cards, and would love to stop in, meet a ...
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1answer
89 views

Can I dispatch luggage during a connection?

I'll be travelling from Cancun with a connection in Atlanta, endpoint is Brazil. I'm allowed to dispatch 2 x 32kg luggage, and my connection in Atlanta will last more or less 10 hours. I couldn't ...
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2answers
110 views

Changing baggage final destination - hidden-city ticketing

I found a very reasonable flight from MEM to HKG that goes through NRT for only $977. Most flights that go to NRT now from MEM are around $2000 these days. So, I was wondering if I took the MEM to HKG ...
3
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2answers
117 views

Pushchairs on Wizzair flights

We are flying with Wizzair from London to Warsaw tonight with our newborn. We were planning to take a stroller with a car seat clicked in, so effectively two items. The WizzAir website is quite vague ...
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2answers
113 views

Transiting in Dubai on back-to-back return tickets

In December this year, I am planning to fly the Helsinki–Dubai–Mumbai route (and return). I am planning to stay in Dubai for few days on my way to Mumbai. If I book this as one ticket, I have to pay ...
6
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2answers
135 views

Air travel with lighters

In Southeast Asia I anticipate purchasing multiple, old Zippo lighters to bring to the United States. I've attempted this previously but the lighters disappeared from my checked luggage in either ...
3
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3answers
197 views

Travelling with 2 check-in bags

I am looking for a solution to carry 2 check-in (around 50 lbs each) roller bags to airport. Since I am alone its hard to pull both at same time. Options I think I have: Use taxi and pay him around ...
1
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0answers
70 views

Which carry-on rules apply on a domestic leg of an international flight?

If you have both a domestic and an international (e.g. transatlantic) leg on your flight, checked luggage allowances are determined by the international leg. Recently, some US domestic carrier have ...
4
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2answers
175 views

Legality of carrying spent ammunition

Recently I was visiting my grandfather and we went gun shooting, I shot a barret .50 caliber rifle and some other automatics and were able to keep a few of the casings as a keepsake. Is it legal to ...
2
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1answer
53 views

Baggage Allowance on Precision Air

The listed baggage allowance on Precision Air is 23kg for economy class between Kenya and Tanzania. I'd like to know if that means I can have two pieces of luggage with a combined weight of 23kg, or ...
2
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1answer
149 views

Does a suit fit in a carry-on bag or rollaboard?

Usually, I travel with a bag pack, big enough for several weeks. Times goes on, and I have to travel in a more urban way. I want to buy a roller bag fitting the cabin size of an average airplane. ...
3
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2answers
486 views

Transporting an airsoft gun from the US to Israel

There was a question about traveling with a gun: Can Somebody travel with their gun internationally? What procedures, if any, does one need to follow to bring an airsoft gun from the US into Israel ...
2
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0answers
157 views

Luggage allowance on Turkish Airlines

I will be flying with Turkish Airlines in a couple-weeks' time from London via Istanbul to Tbilisi. When I booked the tickets on their website, there was a note to "check the baggage allowance ...
4
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2answers
514 views

Policy for checking baggage all the way through international flights

I was wondering if there's a definite policy to allow people with two or more reservations with different airlines to have their luggage sent directly to final destination, without having to recollect ...
3
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1answer
67 views

Adding a flight to an already-booked flight

I live in Montreal. My destination is Madinah, Saudi Arabia. My current flights are from Toronto to London, UK, to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and then finally to Madinah, Saudi Arabia. I'm trying now to add ...
3
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1answer
68 views

Shipping luggage from Belgium to South Africa?

My Fiance is coming back to South Africa from Bruxelles, Belgium. She has quite alot of luggage to bring home and the airline prices are just ridiculous. Is there a cheaper way to ship a bag from ...
0
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1answer
132 views

Air travel: Violating checked luggage size by “just a bit” [closed]

Following up the discussion on size limitations for checked luggage on airplanes, I would like to ask your experience on the following: What happens if your suitcase meets the weight limitation of ...
6
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1answer
186 views

Claiming for Lost luggage when I have lost the baggage tags as well, Can I still claim?

I lost my two bags during my long (40 +hr) travel. One bag was later found but the other is still missing. The local Airline staff (Etihad) says I cannot file a claim since I lost the bag stickers. ...
4
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1answer
367 views

Travel with an empty stroller?

On an international flight (with connections) I am planning on bringing a stroller... with no baby! Will they make me pay for a 2nd luggage? What am I supposed to do with it?
3
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1answer
205 views

Baggage limit for Cathay Pacific Airlines flights ex North America

I am flying with Cathay Pacific from North America to Hong Kong and switching planes from Hong Kong to Malaysia. I do not understand their policy even when I called them they gave me answer as 23kg ...
0
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1answer
60 views

Rechecking baggage for AA flight Paris-->New York-->Boston [duplicate]

I'll soon be flying from Paris, CDG to New York, with a connecting flight to Boston. Does anyone know if I will need to claim and then recheck my baggage in New York before my flight to Boston? The ...
6
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2answers
350 views

Missing baggage after connected Flight - what steps to take?

My connected flight was purchased from Air France from Paris to Vancouver. The first flight (Paris-Toronto) was operated by Air France, the second one (Toronto-Vancouver) was operated by Air Canada. ...
0
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1answer
89 views

Travel from Hanoi to Chiang Mai via BKK by Qatar/Bangkok airways. What is the luggage allowance, how many pieces and dimensions?

Travel with Qatar from Hanoi to Bangkok what is the baggage allowance, how many pieces, and what dimensions?
6
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1answer
131 views

Hiking rucksack with a rollmat hanging out - will it survive as checked in luggage?

I'm expecting to do some travelling soon - this will involve both backpacking (possibly sleeping on a floor or two, maybe some camping) and air travel. I'm thinking of bringing a rollmat. It's too ...
3
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1answer
75 views

International Student From Canada travelling to South America with USA Layover (With B2 visa and trip to USA with I-192 form)

I am an international graduate student living in Toronto. In two weeks, I am travelling to Peru to attend my friend's wedding. I will be taking the American Airline and transiting through Miami while ...
9
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3answers
909 views

Could leaving a TSA notice of baggage inspection visible in my suitcase upon opening help it avoid inspection?

I would like to avoid my suitcase being inspected to prevent loss and damage. Last time I took the airplane the TSA left a notice of baggage inspection in my suitcase. If I leave it in my suitcase in ...
4
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2answers
967 views

What happens with checked luggage with an airport change?

I'm considering two Miami - Zürich flights, which connect at New York. Both start MIA - JFK, but one continues with JFK - ZRH and the other with LGA - ZRH. If I check my luggage at Miami, and take a ...
8
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6answers
1k views

How can I minimize the weight of the suitcase of my checked in luggage?

I am going to travel soon and I need to maximize the weight of the content that I am taking in the checked-in luggage and minimize the weight of the bag/suitcase. Are there any tips for this? I am ...
8
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1answer
127 views

How do I travel with musical instruments?

How can I travel to another country (by plane) and take my instruments with me? I live in Greece and I want to go to the USA with my double and electric bass. I found this question, but it is ...
14
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1answer
4k views

Will my checked luggage freeze in the airplane?

I'm taking some freeze-sensitive items in a checked luggage for a short flight. It's cheese, chocolate, toothpaste and wine. I would like to know whether the luggage can get "frozen" in the aircraft. ...
3
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2answers
524 views

Getting out of the airport on a 22-hour layover - luggage issue

I'm planning to fly through Istanbul with Turkish airlines and would have a 22-hour layover there. Would it be possible to exit the airport without retrieving my luggage? Do I have to specifically ...
2
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1answer
1k views

When going through customs to catch a connecting flight, can I re-check baggage later?

Normally when you have to go through customs in the US/Canada to catch a connecting flight, you have to pick up your baggage, and you re-check it right after clearing customs. As a follow-up to this ...
4
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1answer
160 views

Are there deals for multiple domestic flights in Argentina?

I'm planning to visit Argentina for 1 month in January and will most likely be flying 4 domestic flights. (Buenos Aires → Ushuaia, Ushuaia → El Calafate, El Calafate → Bariloche, Bariloche → Buenos ...
4
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2answers
235 views

Extra baggage fees - Per flight or per ticket?

Are the excess baggage fees shown on airline websites per flight or per ticket? Say I have a ticket with two legs (two flights) with the same airline company and X is the amount shown on the website. ...
3
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0answers
131 views

Hand Truck for Air Travel [closed]

I am planning to take a pair of 24 gallon Rubbermaid action packers as luggage on an airplane. I would also like to take a hand truck to carry them on before and after checking the action packers. ...
4
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1answer
246 views

Airport security compatible container for small amounts of alcoholic spirits (drinks)?

When travelling, I tend to find that the alcoholic spirits I like either aren't available, or are charged at some ridiculous markup that makes them unaffordable. For a long trip, my usual solution ...
1
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1answer
116 views

International to US Domestic transfer baggage fees

I'm aware of this question and answers to it. Baggage allowance of separate domestic flights with a connecting international flight? My question is more specific. My wife has a flight to LAX (on ...
4
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1answer
473 views

How to pack for traveling by airplane with windsurfing gear?

What is the best way to pack windsurfing gear when traveling by airplane? By windsurfing gear let's say: 1 board 2 masts 3 sails 2 fines 1 extension 1 wishbone 1 harness 1 pair of boots 1 wet-suit ...
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4answers
1k views

Checked-in luggage, Last in First out, is it true?

I always believed that if you check in your luggage late you will get it first, it worked with me few times but I start to believe this was pure luck. In my flight today I am sure I was the last one ...
5
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2answers
236 views

Prescriptions in checked luggage: ok when travelling to Spain?

Can I pack my physeptone tablets in my checked luggage instead of my hand luggage? I'm flying to Spain / Majorca and don't want the people I'm going with to see the medication.