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What type of under the seat bag is practical, and what should be stored in it for the flight?

I am traveling from the US to Australia. What type of under the seat bag is practical, and what should be stored in it for the flight?
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Why do airlines gate check bags when there is still overhead space?

On a recent flight, an airline employee (either gate agent or flight attendant) who had just stepped out of the plane told my family that there was no more room in the overhead compartments, and we ...
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Can I carry a ceramic knife in the cabin baggage?

On the airlines website, knives are listed as restricted items (but are not prohibited). I do not have any checked in luggage and am travelling from Darwin (Australia) to Singapore in Singapore ...
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What is the biggest hard-shell hand luggage model (by usable volume) that fits Ryanair's official limits and is sold in Europe?

I often travel with Ryanair/Wizzair and have a piece of luggage that fits their limits. However it's awkwardly constructed and a lot of the usable space is filled by the wheels and the handles. What ...
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Why aren't conventional mercury thermometers allowed onboard?

Why do airlines prohibit carrying conventional mercury thermometers onboard? What potential this small device has to prohibit it? PS: I prefer conventional thermometers in my personal first aid kit ...
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Are ziploc bags banned in Rwanda for air travelers?

Rwanda has enacted a ban on plastic bags, as a web search for "Rwanda plastic bags" will show. Does this extend to 1-quart or 1-liter sealable freezer bags? If so, how can one pack liquids in ...
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Does LOT strictly control hand luggage weight?

I have a bag which complies with LOT's hand luggage dimensions, but it will be a couple of kilos over their 8kg quota. Is LOT known for strictly checking the hand luggage weight? Checked in luggage ...
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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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Traveling with guitar on AirEuropa

Anyone has any experience traveling on AirEuropa, long and short distance, with guitars? What are the enforced restrictions? Can I carry it with me?
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Valid dimensions for hand luggage [duplicate]

Companies like Alitalia and KLM show on their web sites hand luggage dimension limits as: max 55 x 25 x 35 cm (Equivalent in inches should be: 21.5 x 10 x 13.5 in.) Would hand luggage measuring ...
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Tent in hand luggage?

Can I carry a tent in hand luggage on a flight? Do poles/pegs present a threat? I mean, they could but they're going to be tightly packed and actually attempting to get them out would draw a lot of ...
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How to handle the laptop in destination events if traveling with a carry-on?

I am travelling solely with carry-on luggage for a conference/business event and must bring my laptop with me. Since I think it would be too much to go everyday to the meeting with the carry-on ...
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Can I take my battery backup/energizer/secondary power source in flight? [duplicate]

I have bought one battery backup/energizer/secondary power source (2500 mAh). I am going to India this week but not sure whether I can carry battery backup on flight. The website of air Canada does ...
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Actual enforcement of carry-on luggage weight [closed]

Some companies have carry-on luggage weight limitations (about 8-10 kg). How often is this limit enforced? Provided that the size is within limits, and I can carry the bag myself, how high are the ...
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Can I bring this Side Window Deflector aboard an aircraft in the US?

I recently ordered these window deflectors for my Mazda: But I didn't account for the fact that they are very big, and don't fit in my suitcase (they are 45 x 3.6 x 3 inches in size). I am worried ...
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Flying with motorcycling gear

I'm planning a trip to recover a motorcycle from a distant city. The ideal trip would be flying to that location and coming back riding the bike, but that would require me to transport my riding gear ...
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After the Evacuation - how do people get reunited with their carryon luggage?

Assume you are taking an airline flight, and the cabin starts filling up with smoke. The pilots divert the plane to the nearest suitable airport, and the flight attendants pop the doors and send you ...
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Can I carry contact solution onto a plane that is more than the 3oz limit?

According to http://apps.tsa.dhs.gov it says the following: You may carry liquids, gels and aerosols in your carry-on bags only if they adhere to the 3-1-1 rule: containers must be 3.4 ounces or ...
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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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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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Would Ryanair tolerate a 15.6" laptop case as a second hand luggage?

Ryanair recently changed the luggage rules allowing a second small bag: One cabin bag weighing up to 10 kg with maximum dimensions of 55cm x 40cm x 20cm, plus 1 small bag up to 35 x 20 x 20 cms ...
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Can I take a big jar of Nutella in my cabin luggage on a European flight?

I will fly from Marseille through Amsterdam to Berlin TXL with Airfrance/KLM and I would like to take a large jar of Nutella. It's new and unopened. Since it's not liquid there should not be a ...
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Maximum hand luggage volume?

What's the maximum hand luggage volume you can take with you to match all (or important) airline regulations considering only international connections? In case my question is not clear, I'm looking ...
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How much electronics and other valuables can I bring duty-free when going to India?

I am planning to travel to India (COK airport, Kerala) from United States. I want to take my laptop as well as my tablet (iPad). Am I allowed to take both in my backpack with my documents related my ...
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Bari BRI to Rome Fiumicino FCO Ryanair On Time Peformance - Is this doable?

My flight plan (Return Ticket by Ryanair) will be 29 March - FCO to BRI (I will leave my luggage at FCO Luggage Storage open from 6:30am to 11:30pm) 30 March BRI to FCO 18:40 to 19:45 As Luggage ...
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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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Are replica unarmed explosives allowed in hand luggage?

If not why? A domestic flight within the UK. I have the alternative of going with Virgin Trains if this is going to cause me unnecessary problems. The item has been bought from here
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Can I fly with a skateboard in my hand luggage?

Can I fly with a skateboard in my hand luggage? The skateboard can be either assembled or not. I'd rather not pack it in hold luggage to avoid it being damaged or stolen. What I am worried about are ...
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Can I transport a hairdryer in my hand luggage in Europe?

I am going to travel for Christmas and I would like to bring an hairdryer for a friend (yes, there are also hairdryers in the destination, but she likes this particular brand). In principle there is ...
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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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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. ...
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Can I carry slush powder on flight?

I am going to attend an international conference in which I need to perform a magic trick using slush powder (aka sodium polyacrylate water gel). Can I carry it on the flight? I will be travelling ...
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Am I allowed to bring my own seat belt extender on a plane?

Just like the title asks: Am I allowed to bring my own seat belt extender on a plane? To target a more specific airline, will Singapore airlines allow this?
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ANA domestic carry-on allowance: can I take a laptop bag as well as a rucksack?

I have a domestic flight (within Japan) booked with ANA; this is a single flight with no connecting international segment. The aircraft I'm flying on is a 777-200 from Tokyo-Haneda to Sapporo. I've ...
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How many luggage are allowed in international flights and what should be their maximum weights and dimensions?

I know that one can carry 02 (two) luggage at maximum. One would go to the cargo and another would go to the cabin. But, what are their allowed maximum weights and dimensions? I would buy 02 (two) ...
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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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if you buy two seats on a flight will you be able to bring on twice the carry-on luggage? [duplicate]

Normally you're limited to one carry on item and one personal item on a plane. But if you bought two seats for yourself would you be able to bring two personal items and two carry on items on the ...
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“Small camera” carry-on luggage allowance

Many airlines allow to bring several items on top of allowed carry-on luggage. For example: "In addition to your hand baggage allowance, you can also carry personal items such as one ladies ...
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Can I trasport a small set of tools with me in the airplane?

I was given a small set of screw drivers. A set of 8 bits and a plastic cable. Can I transport that in hand-luggage? I will be flying inside European Union.
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Ergotron Neo-Flex in hand luggage?

I am travelling with AirBaltic and without the checked baggage, only with hand baggage. I would like to get this in my hand luggage: It is small enough but it is metal so I am reconsidering if it ...
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How to carry a banned item on a US flight?

The list of banned items is extensive, but what happens if you have a genuine need to carry something banned? The carry-on specific items is easy enough, you just check it (e.g. sharp objects), but ...
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Can I carry a chef's torch in hand luggage?

I would like to bring a chef's torch as gift for a friend that likes to cook. Although, as I read, you can transport a lighter with you, I am not sure a chefs torch you can. Its a bit larger than a ...
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If I have bought X tickets, do I have X hand baggage allowances?

If I have bought 3 tickets for the same flight, can bring three times the cabin allowance allowed per ticket? The way I see it I am doing the airline a favor Related: Is it prohibited to lie down ...
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Are carry-on bags being weighed on long-haul flights?

It's been four years since our last international flights. We're flying with Air New Zealand from the US to Oz. And we are seeing weight limits for carry-on baggage. Are the carriers actually ...
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Can I fly with a gold bar?

Can I fly with a Good Delivery gold bar? I'll have the certificate that I have been given with it. I have looked on Google and found nothing that suggests it's a prohibited item on an aircraft. It's ...
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To have GPU (computer's graphic card) in hand luggage? [duplicate]

I need new GPU for my computer and must buy it from Finland. I am travelling with AirBaltics from Finland. I would like to take the following GPU in my hand luggage because they break easily: Can ...
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Can I take a wrapped gift of skin care products with me on the airplane?

It's wrapped and I am not sure about the sizes, all I know is that it's a collection of men grooming products. I dont even have the receipt. Would it be a problem?
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Can I take xbox one in carry on luggage on Emirates

Am traveling from USA to India on Emirates. Can I take an Xbox one with me as carry on luggage? Please let me know.
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Can I have a Geiger counter in my hand luggage?

A local flight with British Airways With all the ISIS threats I have the right to be paranoid and check my seat before sitting on a piece of Radium. "Geiger-Müller radiation detector" by Boffy b ...