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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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Do airlines really check whether battery packs for laptop/phone/tablets are less than 100 or 160 Wh?

From my understanding, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has some regulation regarding lithium-ion batteries that exceed 100 Wh. In theory. Do airlines really check whether battery ...
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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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Are battery packs allowed in hand luggage?

When flying, are you allowed to bring battery packs / power banks? I'd like to bring my ACC 10400mAh Power Bank on several flights.
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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 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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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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Is it OK to dress as a stewardess on a flight?

My client is not a stewardess. Her man has a stewardess-attraction, and normally it's no problem, but when they fly together she feels jealous. I'd like to advise her, "the attraction is part of him; ...
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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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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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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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Can I bring whey protein powder on US domestic flight as carry on?

I have searched for a definitive answer to this question on google but found conflicting opinions. My question and situation is as follows: I am traveling from Ithaca, NY to Detroit, MI and back ...
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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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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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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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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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Can I pass through the airport security with a de-activated Bazooka?

My flight is from Washington, D.C. (IAD) to London Heathrow , with British Airways. Important Details The Bazooka will be bought legally from a shop in Maryland British Airways' website explains in ...
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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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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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Can others in my party go through TSA PreCheck?

If I have TSA PreCheck (i.e. I have a KTN from TSA and the "pre-check" logo gets printed on my boarding pass) and a travel companion does not, can they go with me through the PreCheck security lines? ...
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If I use TSA Pre-Check, can I still enter security through the first class line?

I have just signed up for TSA Pre-Check, but am having second thoughts about the advantages. I almost always travel first class (no, I'm not paying for that myself!) and thus have access to the first ...
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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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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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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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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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Why were water bottles confiscated in a boarding gate jetway in Hong Kong?

Seeing another question about taking water bottles onto planes reminded me of an interesting incident I ran into once. During a layover in Hong Kong in late May of 2013, as we were boarding a flight ...
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What are the exact reasons why one cannot take a bottle of water on the plane?

So what exactly are the reasons: policy by the airlines? slowing down security? What if it's 100mL of water filled in one of those tiny travel bottles that people use to downsize their toiletries? ...
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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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Leaving transit area at intermediate stop (Berlin to Kiev via Riga)

I booked a flight from Berlin to Kiev. Since no direct flight was available I have choosen a flight with an intermediate stop in Riga to then continue to Kiev about an hour later. Since I never ...
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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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Can I take an AVR development board on a plane?

I'm travelling to the UK and while I'm away, I have a university assignment due, and I'm concerned that I might not be able to get it finished before I leave, and would therefore need to work on it ...
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Stopping at Southampton on FlyBe: does one stay on the aircraft or is security to be re-cleared?

I have an upcoming Jersey-Leeds "direct" flight on FlyBe (BE) with a stop at Southampton (so that's JER-SOU-LBA). Do I need to deplane and re-clear security at Southampton or can I stay onboard the ...
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Camping stove on a plane?

Can I bring a camping stove (without fuel) on a (domestic or international) jet, either in checked baggage, carry-on, or some other means?
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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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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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Why is security screening done at the gate in some airports?

I've noticed that when taking non-Schengen flights at AMS (Schiphol airport, Amsterdam), there is no centralized security check after you enter the airport and go through passport control. Instead, ...
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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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My name has “Mr” appended on airline ticket reservation. Would that cause problems at the airport?

I recently booked tickets to travel by plane from the UK to Greece. The website I booked through (airfasttickets.co.uk) lists my name correctly, as "Mr Georgios [My surname]", exactly the same as in ...
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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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Why are there two security checks in Cairo airport?

I was recently in Cairo Airport where I was in transit. To go from arrivals to departures I had to go through a security check. I thought arrivals was considered a secure area, but well, security is ...