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Can I stop a fellow passenger from using their cell phone during take off?

What can I do for my personal safety when I see a fellow passenger use their cellphone after the instructions to switch off mobile devices is given? On a recent flight in India, I was seated next to ...
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Is it possible to take a soldering iron aboard an airplane?

I need to know may I transfer soldering iron using airplane? Is it prohibited item? What if the soldering iron works using 4V batteries? If inside soldering iron there is no battery then why it ...
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Moving from US to South Korea, what surge protectors can I buy?

In September I'm moving from the US to South Korea. South Korea uses 220V/60Hz power and the continental European C/E/F-style plugs. As part of my budgeting process, I'm working on determining what ...
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Why do you need to take out your laptop from your bag during airport security checks?

Why do you need to take your laptop from your bag during airport security checks? Why can't they just x-ray check the whole bag together with the laptop?
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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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How can I determine the carry-on size / weight limits and restrictions for a US domestic flight?

I'll be traveling for the first time in 20 years, and I'll be bringing my MacBook Pro and an iPad Air, as well as my usual folderol. I have a decent sized backpack, roughly 19-20" tall, 13-14" wide, ...
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Import Duty on electronics being brought to India from the USA [duplicate]

hey my friend is coming back from usa to india,he is carrying used 2 laptops and 4 used mobiles.and my iphone 6s plus 128gb is among them.will it lead to any problem.am ready to pay import duty,wat ...
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Laptop and tablet restrictions within US air travel

I will be flying to Boston, MA from Cincinnati, OH for a 6 month internship. I want to carry two laptops(a mac and a windows) along with an iPad in the cabin baggage. While the mac is my primary ...
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Limit on electronics while traveling to India from USA [duplicate]

I am travelling to India from USA. I am carrying a couple of tablets, couple of phones and perfumes. Are these items dutiable in India i.e., should I pay customs duty for the items? Also how much USD ...
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24" computer monitor on board?

I am not a frequent traveler, at least not yet. I would like to know if a 24" computer monitor in its original box the size of a large luggage would be allowed on board even for an extra charge? ...
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Will Wi-Fi passwords in Russia be in Cyrillic? How do I type them on a Latin keyboard?

I'm about to travel to Russia, and I made sure to book only accommodations that offer Wi-Fi to its customers, but a question came to my mind. As Cyrillic is the standard alphabet in Russia, is there ...
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In Indonesia, is import duty levied on items intended as gifts?

My brother teaches English in Jakarta and is getting married in Bali in two weeks. I am going to his wedding. I'm flying into Jakarta and will be there a few days. As a wedding gift, I bought a new ...
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Do I need a converter if the frequency (Hz) of a country is different?

In the US, electrical outlet frequency is listed at 60Hz and 120v. If I am traveling to a country with 50Hz, do I need a transformer? My appliances work with the voltage that is listed in the country ...
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Electrical compatibility between different countries

What electrical compatibility parameters and safety guidelines should be borne in mind when moving from one country to another? As far as I know, there are AC voltage (110V, 220-240 V), frequency ...
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Step-down transformer that actually works?

I've gone through a couple of step-down transformers (220v → 110v) over the course of my travels. Each one I've purchased doesn't quite work as advertised; usually, the output voltage is still too ...
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Is there a powerstrip which accomodates most if not all AC power plugs?

You can buy travel adapters for AC power plugs, but do powerstrips exist that accommodate different international power plugs in one unit? When travelling and collaborating in an international ...
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Electronics in sealed box as carry-on luggage: issues at security?

We are going to a conference and we are taking a new ipad with us to give away but we don't want to box to be opened. Will they just run it through the scanner or do they have to open it?
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Will I need a converter for my USA laptop in Botswana?

My laptop’s input is 100-240V AC 50/60Hz. I’m travelling to Botswana, where they use 230 volts at 50 hertz. Do I need a converter or a transformer?
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How to use my electronic equipment in the United States?

How to use my electronic equipment in the United States? In Brazil uses an electric standard 220 Volts/110 Volts, 50/60 Hz and several different plugs. Picture with type of plugs in Brazil ...
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DIY computer in hand luggage - what to expect on security checks?

I have a DIY computer which looks like a 7" tablet, only thicker. The case is plastic, and the whole device is about as thick as a laptop. There are no scary wires popping out and no ticking noises, ...
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Can I bring a shoebox PC in my carry-on bag?

It's a shoebox PC that I custom built and I'd like to keep it in carry-on. It has wires hanging out and the top is removable so they can see it's actually a computer not something like a bomb. And ...
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Are there electrical plugs and/or wifi in Japanese shinkansen?

Do the Shinkansen trains have wifi? How about electrical plugs? If it depends on the train, these are the ones I'll be taking: Hikari 546 (Hiroshima->Shin-Kobe) Hikari 470 (Shin-Kobe->Tokyo) Max ...
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Is it true that electronics such as laptop computers are tax free in Cambodia?

I've heard or read that electronics, computers etc do not carry any tax in Cambodia, making it a very cheap place to purchase such things. I'm in Cambodia now but in a small village and with almost ...
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Are LiPo batteries allowed on commercial airlines?

I want to travel with my RC quadcopter across international boundaries (Canada to USA). The RC uses LiPo batteries and I have two separate batteries for it. Are they even allowed on airlines? I am ...
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Can you carry drones on a plane as a carry on? eg. DJI Phantom or Inspire

I live in US and thinking to travel to Europe next spring. Thinking to get a drone with couple extra batteries and take it with me as a carry on to get some aerial shots. Anybody had any experience ...
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Electronic devices security on airplanes

I will soon fly from London to Los Angeles, with British Airways. Since the flight is long, I would like to bring my laptop and my Kindle to work or read during the 11-hour journey. However, I am a ...
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How can I predict whether an LCD clock will “fade” over time? [closed]

Like many people, I take a small travel alarm clock with me when I travel. As a matter of personal preference, I don't like to use my phone for this and I don't like analog clocks with hands. I want a ...
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How best to prevent data loss while travelling?

For my next long holidays I have some massive travel plans. I'll spend some months in remote areas and I plan to take a lot of pictures with my digital camera. Although my SD card is kinda big, I ...
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How do I know when to use an adapter or a transformer? (Israel)

Israel uses a different plug shape than used in America, as well as a different voltage for power outlets (if I'm not mistaken, Israel uses 220V, while USA 110V). I could use an adapter like this ...
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Qatar Airways Eco Power Outlet A350

I recently booked an itinerary, containing a leg on Qatar's A350. I found an image on seatguru showing power outlets. Did somebody fly the A350 in eco and can tell me if I can use a standard German ...
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How can I not get electrically shocked when handling my laptop in an airport?

I traveled by plane for the first time in my life 3 months ago. It was 4 trips, which meant 4 hand luggage inspections. I have a huge problem: I am asked to remove my laptop and tablet from my bag ...
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Electrical Components in Checked In luggage

I was planning to buy few Arduino Board and sensors. Can I travel from UK to India carrying them in my checked in luggage/baggage? Note : It's direct flight. I am not planning to carry battery or any ...
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Can I fly from US to Spain with 30 new watches in my luggage?

Can I fly from US to Spain carrying 30 new watches in my carry-on and/or checked luggage? I paid $60 for each new watch (I have the receipt) even though their retail price is over $500 each watch. ...
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Flying to the Philipines from Saudi Arabia with several electronic devices

I am traveling home from Saudi Arabia to the Philippines and I plan to bring with me 5 smartphones (in unopened boxes, as gifts), two personal laptops, 2 smartphones (personal), 1 iPod Touch and 1 ...
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Bringing brand new iPad and tablet

I planning to buy brand new iPad and tablet from the UK as I live here to take to Thailand for my cousin and my grandchild. Do I need to pay for custom tax?
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Laptop on overhead bin vs. turbulence [duplicate]

If a laptop is on the overhead bin and some moderate/strong turbulence occurs, it is possible that the laptop "jumps" several centimeters. How to protect the laptop from this?
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Traveling with computer parts and expensive monitor to Dublin

I have to move computer components, a 850 euro monitor screen and a cheaper one to Dublin. I think to put them in my luggage, but I'm a bit afraid it will get stolen. The trip is from Belgium, I can ...
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How many laptops can I take to UK?

I'll be traveling to England with a stopover in Dubai. I'm a student going to study in England and have two laptops (both Macbook Pros) and of course they're for my own use (can't seem to transfer the ...
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Bringing laptop without battery to the US

I own a laptop but without the battery (since I never used it, I gave it away). Since it is required to have a charged battery on some flights to the US, I was wondering how to bring my laptop to the ...
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Kindle version of WikiTravel?

Is everyone's favorite open content travel guide, WikiTravel, available in some sort of Kindle / off-line format? Since I'll be travelling around, I won't have internet access. However I do have a ...
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Shipping personal electronics to Europe from US- import taxes?

I'm traveling in Europe and want to have some electronic equipment shipped from home (laptop; camera; audio gear). Can I ship myself used personal goods from the U.S. to Europe and not pay import ...
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What kind of plug adapter should I pack for India?

I'm travelling around a few cities in India, from Delhi to Bangalore. What type of plug adapter should I pack?
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The screen on my laptop I checked in has stopped working. Could I claim something? [closed]

The touch screen on my new laptop has stopped working after I checked it in at Baltimore, MD. I was travelling with British Airways. Can I claim any compensation?
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Can i bring 3 electronic items from Amsterdam to Europe? [closed]

i want to bring an Xbox,iPad air and a laptop from Amsterdam to Europe, will there be any taxes? also how many items can we bring from amsterdam, thanks.
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What are the lightest travel adapters/converters available for France?

I have no travel adapters for Paris and I need to know which brand has all the parts needed to charge my Android phone in a Paris apartment and which one has the least amount of weight. Edit: ...
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Where to buy used or cheap monitor and keyboard in Jerusalem, Israel [closed]

I plan to bring my mac mini to Israel but do not want to carry a keyboard and monitor. Where in Jerusalem might I be able to buy used or cheap computer electronics?
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Travel Portable Battery

I travel a lot but I only carry a single carry-on with my laptop, camera and cellphone. I already have an external USB battery pack for my cellphone but I cannot charge my Macbook, nor my Nikon D3 ...
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Taking a gaming console to the USA [closed]

Hi I want to take my PlayStation 3 and a Canon 6D camera over from Australia to USA do you know if I am allowed or do I need to declare them ?? Thank you
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Are there any lightweight travel alarm clocks?

I am looking for a lightweight, portable alarm clock for travel? This is my feature list: Preferably analogue display, with florescent hands. No ticking noise! Alarm with snooze. Alarm does not stop ...
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What sort of computer / electronic device would you take on a backpack trip around Europe to allow you to keep in touch?

As you may have seen in my other posts I am in the early stages of planning my Eurotrip this summer which if you are interested in seeing the planned route go here: ...