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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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Are tennis rackets allowed in airplane cabins in the US?

I have a friend coming over this Christmas who wanted to bring along his tennis racket. Though the recreation center at my university is probably going to be closed, the access to the tennis courts ...
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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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Transporting fragile ceramics in carry-on with Ryanair

I have 16 Ceramics plates and Ceramics drinking set (9.5 kg), can I carry them from Belgium to France as hand-luggage on a flight? I am flying with Ryanair. Below are a few pictures of the items.
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Is there room for a rollaboard in a CRJ-200 overhead bin?

I've got a flight coming up on a CRJ-200. I know this is a smaller plane — is there room in the overhead bin for a rollaboard? I usually prefer to fly with carry-on luggage, even paying the upgrade so ...
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An extra battery in a hand luggage?

I normally carry an extra battery for my electronics. I am travelling in Europe. Is it allowed to have an extra battery in a hand luggage?
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Can a WiFi station be hand luggage?

I bought a new WiFi station (TP-Link) but I have only hand luggage. In AirBaltic, it costs 36 euros to have the thing in the main luggage, which is too expensive. Can you have a WiFi station in a ...
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Airplane Seats and overhead storage

I am planning to travel from Madrid to Mexico City on IB6409, and I want to choose a seat with lots of leg rooms, I think they're called bulkhead seats, the seats that are next to the emergency exit. ...
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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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Mattresses are too soft: how can I get a better night's sleep in a hotel?

I've noticed that mattresses (and pillows) in hotels tend to be softer than I'm used to, and I don't get a good night's sleep like I do at home. I don't have anything super-special going on (no weird ...
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Is it allowed to bring condoms in airplane?

I'm about to travel via Wizzair and only have hand baggage. Can I bring condoms on board?
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Cast iron pot in cabin luggage?

I want to take a Le Creuset pot in my cabin luggage on united airlines from San Francisco to Australia. Any chance they may consider it a dangerous object? Anyone have any experience carrying this ...
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Is it possible to check-in a small bag which is usually used as a cabin bags?

My handbag size is 36*22*54 cm (18"), it is a small size which is normally used as a handbag. But I like to feel free and don't want to have it with me all the trip. So I would like to check it in. Is ...
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What counts as a bag and what counts as a vest?

Say you get a Hydration vest where the entire back of the vest is a gigantic pocket. Or even worse, a Technical Vest. Is this a bag? Where does a bag start and where does clothing stop? The question ...
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Is the Ikea Upptäcka bag accepted as cabin baggage on Ryanair flights?

I was wondering whether the IKEA UPPTÄCKA “cabin bag on wheels” is accepted as cabin baggage on Ryanair flights? Ryanair’s regulations allow bags with maximum dimensions of 55cm x 40cm x 20cm. IKEA’s ...
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Can I travel with Ryanair with a DSLR special bag as second hand luggage?

As of 1st December 2014, Ryanair allows to carry a second hand-luggage which not exceeds the exact measures given in their TOS. I'm travelling with them next month and I plan to carry a second bag ...
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When boarding a full plane, how can I guarantee that I can keep my handheld baggage with me?

Sometimes the overhead bins get full and the flight attendants will start collecting bags to put in with the rest of the luggage, but I keep insulin (diabetic) in my handheld bag, as I may need it ...
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Can I bring a big wooden sword as carry on in a plane?

So I have this big wooden sword (4 feet high, 1 foot width) that I was hoping to bring on a short domestic flight (3 hours) from Perth to Adelaide. The sword is not lethal or damaging. It is made of ...
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Are children's toy guns allowed on a British Airways flight as carry-on?

Are children's toy guns allowed on a BA airplane? One is a water gun and the other one is nerf gun They are not replica guns, I am aware that replica guns are almost illegal in the UK. Our flight ...
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What is the size limit of the accessory bag on KLM flights?

While trying to figure out the baggage regulations for my next flight (KL 897 Amsterdam -> Beijing and the KL 898 back), I looked for what I'm allowed to transport (standard Economy). What I could ...
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Do U.S. Domestic Flights Allow Carrying Meat Inboard?

This might be a weird question but I hope you have an answer. Are the U.S. domestic flights have restriction in carrying raw meat (such as ground beef, boneless chicken) in the cabin? I mean, is ...
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Wizz Air hand luggage size

My suitcase is 44*37*17cm so the volume is quite less than the permitted, but it exceeds the width. How does Wizz Air check the hand luggage size? Do they measure it at the airport? Could my ...
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Is okay to bring an empty mason jar in your carry on? [closed]

There is no liquid. I'm giving my friend a going-away present and inside is a mason jar full of prayers of encouragement whenever she needs it. So is that allowed?
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Should I put books in carry-on or checked luggage?

Considering weight constraints, should I put books in carry-on or checked luggage? To clarify, in order to keep my checked luggage as light as possible, should I stuff it with books or clothes? ...
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Can fly fishing rod (inside tube) be taken as carry-on on international flights?

I am planning a trip from Hong Kong to New Zealand towards the end of this year and I want to bring my fly fishing rod. I am planning to purchase a tube to put my 4-piece rod inside and the tube has ...
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Can I drop off carry-on luggage at Heathrow and pick it up later before flight?

I will have one carry one when I land on heathrow. I have 12+ hours stay. I intend to check the city out but I don't want to carry my carry on luggage with me. Is there a service where I can drop off ...
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Travelling with beach sand in carry-on

I'm making a trip back home (to the coast) shortly, and I would like to bring back sand from the beach with me as a keepsake or memento. It's just a short weekend trip, and I won't be checking any ...
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Max no. of Power banks allowed in Carry on - Air China

I have read numerous blog posts advising that we must carry power banks as carry on and not checked in luggage. However, I fail to obtain the maximum amount (number of power banks or capacity of each ...
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Going to Australia - hand luggage

I'm going to Australia to see my children, I have my laptop and my phone, can I buy 2 iPhones for my children and have them in my hand luggage?
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Are there any laws that prevent reserving two adjacent seats for one person for a flight with Ryanair?

Ryanair is very cheap and I can afford to pay for another seat in exchange for a little bit more comfort. I do that sometimes on the train and there are no laws against it as far as I know. On the ...
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Carrying 3 laptops (1 new and 2 old) in hand luggage to India [duplicate]

While traveling on business to Australia from India, I carried my personal HP laptop (4 years old). Unfortunately, my laptop overheated and I had to buy a new Macbook Pro from Australia. I have the ...
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Batteries in baggage / cabin baggage (US Airways)

I am pretty sure this is a long discussed topic but anyhow I am a bit confused on how to pack my baggages for a 3 weeks trip into the US from Germany with US Airways. I want to have the following ...
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If a carry-on luggage is placed in the baggage hold, is the passenger entitled to some compensation?

Sometimes flight attendants force passengers to put their carry-on luggage in the baggage hold, in case there is no more space in the cabin. In that situation, is the passenger entitled to some ...
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Which airlines/flights check gate-checked bags to the final destination?

This last weekend my wife and I took a hidden city flight from St. Louis to Houston (and threw away the leg to Tulsa) on United Airlines. Naturally, this only works when you don't check luggage, but ...
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Are IATA's guidelines mandatory for its airline members?

Recently I read this IATA article about new guidelines to optimize the accommodation of carry-on bags (that is, shrink carry-on's allowed size). It worried me. Should it ever be enforced, passengers ...
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Can 2 cellphones be allowed in a carry-on luggage [closed]

Am I allowed to carry 2 used Samsung 3 cellphones traveling to the Philippines from US as a gift to my daughter and son?
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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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Can I bring vaccines (needles) in my carry on? [closed]

I have to have a few vaccines injected during my holiday, so i was wondering whether or not I can bring my vaccines with me in my carry on. There is a needle on the vaccine.
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Can we take three laptops? [duplicate]

I along with my family(total 4 members) will be travelling to India soon(from Dubai). We have total 3 laptops to take to India which we each use for our personal use. I want to know if I will be ...
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Do the maximum allowed dimensions for baggage include the handles?

I'm flying soon and have been given a maximum carry on bag dimension of 14 inches x 9 inches x 22 inches (23 x 35 x 56 cm), and the body of my luggage exactly fits those dimensions. If the handles ...
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Can I transport canned food in hand luggage in Europe?

I love canned food, specially tuna and sardines and I like to bring them from wherever I go (if the country has good conserves). It's a very nice "recuerdo" and experience (while it lasts). Can I ...
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Eastpak backpack as small luggage with Ryanair?

The dimensions permitted for Ryanair's small hand luggage are 35x20x20. An Eastpak backpack is about 45x38x11. Will it be allowed on board? Please refer your personal experiences on this subject. ...
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Flying from the UK to the US with laser in carry-on

I am flying from the UK to the US for a short house hunting trip. I want to bring a laser range finder in my carry-on luggage. It is a class 2 laser so should be considered safe, but you never know ...
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Can I carry a non-mercury thermometer on plane?

So I found this multi-tool thing in my drawer, recently, which has: A magnifying glass, allowed on-board, I think. A compass, also OK. and a thermometer, not OK. However, the thermometer is ...
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How to keep chocolate from melting when bringing it for a flight? [duplicate]

I'm thinking of bringing chocolate for my friends in my flight a month from now. Should I keep it with the check in baggage? Or with my carry on? Assume that weight isn't an issue - all I need to ...
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Can I carry on/check in a child's car seat for free for a flight?

I am not flying with my child. Instead, I will meet my child at the destination of my flight. I have a small backpack and one carry-on bag, which is free for most airlines. Can I carry on additionally ...
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Can I bring a skillet with me as a carry-on item?

My suitcases are very small (smaller than the maximum dimensions allowed for carry-on items), so I can't put my skillet inside and check the suitcase. I wonder if it is possible to take the skillet ...
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Food in hand luggage

I'm flying with Ryanair soon, and would like to take a small amount of food with me in my hand luggage. In general, what are the rules/restrictions on this? I know that there might be some safety ...
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Utili-key “knife” and airport inspection?

I own and carry a Swiss Tech Utili-Key 6-n-1 Multitool: I love it and carry it with me everywhere. My concern is: Would it be officially allowed in cabin (inside Schengen)? If not, what are the ...