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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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What is the actual (not official) size of the Ryanair “baggage sizer”?

I know that this question could sound a little bit dumb since Ryanair always sends lot of emails specifying the dimensions of the allowed hand luggage but I am not interested in the "formal" answer ...
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Carry on cheese grater on domestic U.S. flight?

Will I be permitted to pack a cheese grater in my carry-on bag for a domestic U.S. flight, or will this be considered a "potential weapon" and prohibited?
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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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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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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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Why does the TSA allow two 3-ounce containers but not one 6-ounce container?

If I understand the TSA's 3-1-1 policy in the US correctly, you are allowed to take two 3-ounce containers of a liquid on a plane, but not a single 6-ounce container of the same liquid. Is this really ...
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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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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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How to protect glass and ceramic items for air travel?

I have got some glass stuff that I need to transport, and it seems that the only way to go is by plane. How well does it need to be wrapped? Is the chance that it will survive at least 90%? (The ...
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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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Is it possible to take a desktop PC as carry-on luggage?

I am moving from Egypt to the Netherlands and I need to take my PC with me. I won't be taking the monitor, just the case, but I'm wondering what the best way would be. Am considering taking it as ...
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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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Is it ok to bring a mirror onto an international airplane (US - POL)

I am leaving to poland in a few days. I wonder if its ok to bring a mirror onto an airplane. If so what are the dimensions that are allowed?? The flight is from US to Poland through Germany
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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 take two laptops to India from United States? One bought in India and one in US

I will be landing at New Delhi airport. The worth of new laptop (Lenovo Yoga Idea Pad 13) is about $1000 and old one (Macbook Pro) is > 1 lakh INR. I want to leave the new laptop in India. I have a ...
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What's a good substitute for a pocket knife that can be carried on-board a plane?

I always used to pack a pocket knife in my checked luggage when travelling, but now that I'm travelling with carry-on bags only, security restrictions prevent me from bringing a pocket knife. Is ...
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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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Can I connect through the USA with liquid duty-free purchases?

In the near future I'll be travelling DUB-ORD-PDX and I was wondering if I can make liquid duty-free purchases in Dublin and bring them through security as carry-on luggage in Chicago O'Hare. I will ...
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“Only hand luggage is included”

I'm travelling with British Airways from Zurich to London City Airport, and my ticket says "Only hand luggage is included in the ticket". Now, according to the British Airways website hand baggage ...
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Is it ok to bring a pen onto an international airplane (US to Pol)?

I'm traveling to Poland in a few days, and i wonder if pens are allowed on an airplane. I know you cannot bring sharp objects like small scissors and i see no reason why pens should be an exception.
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Can you bring a standard tube of toothpaste on a plane in a carry-on bag?

In the US, the TSA has very specific regulations for what can and can't be brought on a plane in a carry-on bag, especially when it comes to liquids. Can a standard tube of toothpaste be brought on a ...
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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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What does the TSA do with confiscated liquids?

So, we all know that if your carry-on has a liquid in excess of the proscribed size amounts (typically 3 oz), you can't take it on board. Presumably, these things are destroyed, but I wonder, are ...
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Larger metal objects in hand luggage

I was traveling quite often by airplane within Europe carrying a larger metal object in my hand luggage, a piece of a slackline set to be more precise (approx. 1 kg, 20 cm in length). I had no ...
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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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Electronics during airport security process in South Africa

I'm travelling to South Africa for 3 months on an internship for school, and recently someone told me that they might take my laptop at airport security. Can anyone tell me how this works? And does ...
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How strict are European budget airlines in terms of enforcing hand luggage?

In Australia, I've never seen anybody get done for having carry-on luggage that's too big. It's pretty much whatever you can fit in the top compartments. In fact, I've seen people carry more than one ...
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Airport security checkpoint controlling carry-on luggage amount?

I asked a question about airline carry on allowance: Airplane carry-on allowance and plastic bags Couple of answers implicate that security checkpoint has some sort of role in controlling baggage ...
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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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Lightweight travel power adaptor for laptops

I am not sure if this is the right question for this site, but I don't know any better place... Many people travel with their laptops these days, I have one of the small and light models. However, ...
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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 put Kensington lock in my hand luggage?

I frequently fly around Europe only with a hand luggage. Recently I bought a Kensington lock for my laptop which I usually take with me. The lock did not cause any problems at the airports in ...
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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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Travel with a hula hoop by low-cost airlines?

This question is a bit specific. I hope someone can help. I want to travel around Europe with my hula hoop, it's folding but still can't fit in my bag. If I tied it behind the bag it does not exceed ...
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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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Will it harm my video game if I take it through the scanner?

I want to take my video game home with my on the plane and don't want to put it in my checked luggage because they just carelessly toss luggage around. But I want to know if it is safe to take 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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Ryanair: Wearable luggage, where's the limit?

Say, I wear pants and a jacket/vest with PALS webbing, and I attach large sized pouches, then where's the limit, i.e. when would Ryanair qualify my clothing as a carry-on bag? Any experience?
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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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Want to carry a psoriasis cream with me on plane to China — reasonable?

Here's the deal. My wife is Chinese and her brother (college age) lives in China. I have some cream my grandpa gave me for broken out skin (says IC Triamcinolone 0.5% cream on it). It's worked ...
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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 we carry three new smart phones in hand luggage to India?

I bought two smart phones for my father and sister in Europe. Will the customs officer in India (Chennai) give any trouble if I carry two new unopened smart phones with the box in my hand luggage? ...
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Legality of carrying spent ammunition

Recently I was visiting my grandfather and we went gun shooting, I shot a barret .50 caliber rifle and some other automatics and were able to keep a few of the casings as a keepsake. Is it legal to ...
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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?