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Do I have to go through security twice when transferring between Terminals 1 and 3 at Abu Dhabi airport?

I am traveling from Beirut, Lebanon to Incheon, South Korea via Abu Dhabi. The itinerary says that I have to go from T1 to T3 for my transit. The maps I have downloaded say I have to go through ...
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Laptop with no battery at Abu Dhabi airport security check

I have a Lenovo X61T laptop that has no battery, and the power cable is broken and doesn't show the "charging" light on the laptop when I plug it in. I am traveling from Beirut, Lebanon to Incheon, ...
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Regulations around traveling with battery packs

Can I take all of the following in my carry-on when I fly from Canada to the UK? 20000 mAh battery pack my laptop built-in (12000 mAh battery) my phone (3000 mAh). Is there a total limit or just a ...
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Traveling with Computer Components in Carry-On

The advice given to travel with a desktop computer is to remove the hard drive and pack it into carry-on luggage. Is this still allowed if the hard-drive is not connected to anything? Given that we ...
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Can I use TSA Pre-check security lines to re-enter an intermediate airport during a layover?

In a few weeks, I'll be taking a domestic flight that includes a long (3.5 hours) layover. I'd like to leave the airport and have lunch with a friend who lives nearby. I have TSA Pre-check. Assuming I ...
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Bicycle helmet and backpack as carry-on in the US?

I'd like to fly somewhere for a weekend bicycle ride. Is it possible to attach my bike helmet to a small backpack (one of those used for a 2L water pouch) and call it a carry-on? (The bike itself is ...
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Putting delicate computer parts with clothes as carry on in airport? [duplicate]

Bringing my computer with me, I'm gonna strip out pretty much most of the important things in my computer, put it in a anti static bag then wrapping it in my clothes in my luggage Its gonna be carry ...
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Is it a true that you can't put ordinary Mac laptops (with the battery) in checked luggage?

Note that ordinary new Mac laptops (like many devices) have batteries which are simply built-in as part of the structure of the device. There's no concept of "removing" the battery or anything like ...
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Can I fly with glass photographic filters in my hand luggage?

I'd like to take my glass photographic filters with me on a flight. These are square, made of glass, fragile, and have sharpish edges like in the photo below: Are glass filters allowed in hand-...
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Flying With Uncharged Laptop

I've been living in Australia for the past few months and during that time my laptop charger broke. I haven't bought another one because I have a spare charger back home and haven't seen the need to ...
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My hands were scanned by a strange device during a security check at the airport. What was the purpose?

I had a plane last week from Warsaw Modlin to Barcelona and I had one untypical procedure. It's my 14th flight and I never had something similar before. At the security scan right away after I ...
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How can I avoid being instructed to open the baggage at customs?

On my recent trip when I returned back to the airport, I was forced to open the baggage at customs. It is my bad that I said to the police there (are they police?) that this is my first trip and thus ...
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If I apply for TSA Pre-Check now, can I use it on a flight that I've already booked?

I have just applied for TSA Pre-Check and will have my appointment in a couple of days where I show the officials my personal identification documents. I have already booked a flight at the end of ...
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Travelling with mobile phones with discharged batteries

I seem to recall some rule coming in to force about not being able to board a flight with a mobile phone that had a flat battery (wouldn't turn on) (introduced for security reasons) Is this enforced? ...
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Can I take a US domestic flight as a foreigner without my passport? [duplicate]

I'm a foreigner in the US with a J1 visa. I don't have my passport with me and I have a flight from Boston to Miami. Can I fly without the passport? I only have a copy of my passport and visa because ...
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Travelling with a portable Stove and fuel canisters

I am planning to order a portable stove and the fuel canisters (may or may not be empty) from US. Reason of not having it shipped to India is: The particular product I am looking forward to purchase ...
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Amount of liquid to bring on carry-in luggage - Philippines

Can you clarify the rules for liquid in carry-on luggage from the Philippines? It says here that Containers for LAGs in your carry-on baggage must be one hundred (100) milliliters/grams or less. ...
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Can I bring prescription cream to the US?

I recently got anti-bacterial cream from my GP. I need to apply it twice a day every day for 2 weeks. I am going to the US on the 2nd of June, can I bring it with me? If so, do I need to put it ...
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Can I wear a tin foil hat on a commercial flight?

Reading this question got me thinking... Suppose someone is extremely paranoid, would they be allowed to board a flight wearing a tin foil hat? Obviously, this is a hypothetical question, but I wasn'...
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Able to carry on a small Swiss army knife

I usually carry around a small Swiss army kit my set of keys which contains a small knife inside the slot which is about 1 inch in height and very thin (see link for better picture, and it is ...
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How likely is it for Israeli airport security to withhold my laptop and send it on later?

I’ll be visiting Jordan and Israel soon in a guided (recreational) group tour. The group will be some 20 people in size. The organiser gave us beautiful leaflets on what to expect in the countries we ...
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Can I take balloons on a flight?

Mother's day in my family always involves a bouquet of balloons. Mom wanted to take the balloons we gave her home on the plane but in this hyper security aware atmosphere we doubted it was possible. ...
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Is my leather pouch blocking bag x-ray scanners?

When I travel, I usually carry a backpack and inside, a small leather pouch with various creams and perfumes inside along with a laptop in a laptop briefcase-style bag. The first time I traveled with ...
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if i have a 5oz container of cologne (liquid), but it is only 15ml, will i be able to take it on the plane? [duplicate]

Will I be able to take it without having to throw it away? Do they measure on ounces or milliliters? its a 5oz bottle (not all the way full -used-) and it has 15ml and the requirements are 3.4oz and ...
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Is it possible to buy luggage after security to check in (Airport is SFO if that matters)?

I'm planning for someone who isn't going to be able to get proper luggage before going to the airport. They're going to be leaving from SFO, and want to know if they can buy luggage there to use for ...
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What happens if you forget a laptop battery in your checked luggage? (in Europe) [closed]

Let's say you buy a spare battery for your laptop and forget to put it in your carry-on (as per IATA rules). What happens next? Some possible scenarios: The airlines tend to ignore that regulation ...
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Can I put new wrist watch in checked or carry-on bag?

My parents are flying from India to China. They have a newly purchased wrist watch to carry. Is it allowed to put the watch in either checked-in or carry-on baggage?
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Traveling with osteosynthesis material [duplicate]

As a result of a tibial plateau fracture, now I've got a metal plate inside my knee with several screws. I assume it's titanium alloy. I've never traveled by plane before, and I'm worried that there ...
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Am I allowed to carry shampoo, Oil, etc via India-UK airport after recent hair transplantation?

I recently had a hair transplantation in New Delhi, India (1 month ago). Now I need to move to London, UK on work permit. Am I allowed to carry Shampoo and Oil (4*500ml each=4ltr) all in white, ...
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Likelihood of accidentally checking in passport with luggage

Out of curiosity: how likely is it that you end up in a foreign country with your passport inside your checked-in luggage, and are there specific safeguards in place to prevent that? It appears to me ...
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Are body scanners mandatory at Charles de Gaulle airport?

Currently considering different options to fly from Spain (Schengen, EU) to Tokyo (non-Schengen, Japan). One of the options is to do a layover in CDG (Charles de Gaulle - Paris). I would like to ...
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What measures are taken to prevent bombs being smuggled onto planes via insider jobs?

Especially as pertains to US airports? Is baggage checked at all once it has been loaded into the cargo hold? Otherwise, is there anything that prevents an airport employee from slipping something ...
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Can I travel with my fitness tracker with me on a flight?

Can I take my fitness tracker with me on a flight? should it cause any issues while passing through security?
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Can I divide a 300 ml liquid bottle into three smaller bottles?

On Domestic Flights in the US, travelers can take a few 100 ml liquid bottles? Can those bottles have the same liquid?
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Can I carry rock climbing hardware as carry-on in Europe?

Can I bring rock climbing gear such as quick-draws climbing ropes nuts, hexes, cams, friends, etc. as described here a nut tool, as in the middle of this picture climbing chalk (Amazon example ...
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Will providing an incorrect suffix and prefix for a name (Dr., PhD) on a flight ticket cause issues at the airport?

I was being silly when purchasing my airline ticket and saw the options to have my name be "Dr. John Doe, PhD", so I went for it. Unfortunately I cannot legitimately claim either of those titles. ...
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Do disposable contact lenses need to be declared as “liquids”?

I recently swapped over from glasses to using disposable contact lenses. I'm already planning on carrying "travel-size" contact lens solution bottles to stay under the limit for liquids. What about ...
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Can airport security in Israel force me to provide my access credentials to laptop or online accounts?

I've read that going through airport security at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion International Airport can sometimes be a nightmare. Being asked a bunch of questions and having someone going through your every ...
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Carrying Tripod/Monopod through security at Logan airport (Boston MA)

My next trip starts at Logan airport in Boston MA. In the experience of many locals, Logan has been more paranoid than many US airports. While camera monopods and tripods are ok to fly with ...
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Air-side walk-through light boxes. What are they?

To disembark in many European terminals, passengers must pass through a corridor with a bottleneck. On either side of the hallway there are tall, chubby boxes. The white or gray boxes are powered and ...
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Why did airport security swab my hands with wet paper?

Before entering a commercial plane, I had to go through the usual security check at Prague airport (PRG). When I passed the metal detector, it went off. I assume it was because I forgot to take off my ...
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Can you check an envelope? (of razor blades)

I'm traveling soon, and will be bringing everything in my carry-on. However, I'd like to bring my preferred blades for my safety razor, rather than finding whatever I can in another country (and ...
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Prohibited item forgotten in hand luggage: what to do with it?

I guess it happens quite frequently: you have already checked in, and at the security check you realize that you have in your backpack your grandmother's Klingon bat'leth blade, an item that has been ...
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What's the law about body scanners in EU? Am I legally allowed to refuse?

There are a lot of EU laws about travelling through airports. We've all seen the signs about asking for your rights. So is there any EU law about body scanners? Is there an EU law that says I am ...
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Traveling to Canada/US with desktop PC as Carry-on. Possible?

I'll be moving to Canada in a couple of months and I'm taking my $2.000+ PC with me. Obviously I don't want it to get damaged, specially since I'm an electrical engineer and I work with the thing. It'...
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Do airlines check if people passing through the gate actually board the plane?

There seems to be a loophole in the system that ensures that checked bags are accompanied by passengers. Suppose that I check in a bag with a bomb, I go to the gate where my boarding pass gets scanned ...
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How many smartphones can I take on an airplane?

I'm a software developer and I need multiple different mobile devices for testing and debugging purposes. I also work on-the-go sometimes, so this is important. Furthermore, not everything can be ...
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Accompany a passenger airside at London Stansted

I need to find a way to accompany an elderly non-English-speaking relative to the gate at London Stansted Airport. Can I buy a ticket to get through security, walk the relative to the gate and then ...
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Is it possible to avoid removing my shoes if doing so will interfere with a supportive ankle brace?

So I injured myself yesterday and sprained my ankle pretty badly. I can stand and walk on it, but it's difficult and painful; I have a supportive brace on my foot at the moment that helps quite a bit, ...
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My sister's laptop was gone when she gate-checked her bag. What can she do?

My sister was visiting for the holidays and had to gate check her bag on the return trip. Once she got her bag back, her MacBook Air and charger were gone. What recourse does she have to get the ...