Number of bags, cases and containers which hold a traveller's articles during transit.

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Checking In Luggage During Intermediate Leg

I am traveling to SFO using LHR-EWR-SFO flight. The layover at EWR is ~10 hours. I wanted to buy something (a little bulky) in New York for the friend I am visiting in SFO and wanted to check this ...
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Will I have to recheck my bags?

I am flying from Halifax, Canada to New York, USA to Tampa, USA. I will be able to go through customs in Halifax. Will I have to recheck my bags at the New York airport?
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Traveling with luggage in Machu Picchu region and avoiding altitude sickness

We have a trip ahead in South America that includes about 4 days in Cusco - Machu Picchu region. The main purpose of this part is obviously to see Machu Picchu, a bit of the Sacred Valley, catch a ...
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Turkish Airlines Baggage Allowance

I have booked online, via Travel Up, a Turkish Airlines Economy Class flight from Manchester, England to Tbilisi, Georgia via Turkey with a layover in Istanbul. The e-ticket states that the baggage ...
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How much should I expect to pay to declare goods I'm carrying, during check-in

I learned that if I'm carrying valuable goods in my checked baggage I should declare it to the airline, but I will have to pay for it. How much should I expect to pay? I'm traveling international ...
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Why does luggage need to be rechecked across two American carriers?

I recently booked someone from HNL to XNA on one reservation (one PNR). When he was at the airport trying to check-in his luggage with United Airlines to his final destination the agent told him that ...
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Traveling with a lot of luggage at Heathrow - getting help?

I will arrive with 5 suitcases at Heathrow airport, I am alone, how do I get help to transport it all through customs?
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Checking ski equipment on plane

I'm taking my skis with me on a plane for the first time, and so I'm a little unsure of the best practices to make sure everything arrives safely. Equipment: How can I make sure my skis arrive in two ...
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Is not checking in any baggage suspicious?

I'm travelling from Amsterdam to New York with a stop in Reykjavik. I plan to only bring my 25L backpack. I've used it in Europe and I've found I can always buy what I can't carry. My bag is within ...
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is there any good source for the baggage (carry-on) requirements for airlines around the world? [duplicate]

I want to know more about the baggage requirements/limits of low cost airlines around the world. I'm particularly interested in South-Asian and Southeast-Asian airlines. Is there any place where this ...
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Do I get a free checked-in luggage item on this flight?

Iberia 5981 Operated by VUELING AIRLINES Iberia policy includes free checked-in luggage of 23 kg, while Vueling policy doesn't include free check-in luggage. Do I get a free checked-in luggage item ...
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luggage limit busing in Colombia (Bolivariano)

Does anyone know if this luggage limit is accurate? http://www.bolivariano.com.co/corporativo/preguntas-frecuentes?page=1 Todo viajero tiene derecho a transportar como equipaje libre permitido, 15 ...
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Airlines with an emigrating allowance?

Was debating putting this on expats.SE, but it's more about the travel part, so here goes. A friend is emigrating with their family and they have heard some airlines have an 'emigration allowance' - ...
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Can I carry sand to UK in luggage bag?

I'm making a trip to UK and I would like to take sand from India with me as a keepsake or memento.So I was wondering if it's even worth bothering trying to bring sand aboard the plane in my carry-on?
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Emirates luggage size rules changed since Nov.15, 2014

According to http://www.emirates.com/us/english/plan_book/essential_information/baggages/baggages.aspx, For tickets issued on or after November 15, 2014 Total dimensions (length + width + ...
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How to protect an expensive backpack in airplane hold? [duplicate]

Last year I bought a nice osprey backpack and I stupidly (after removing loose straps) put the bag through check in without wrapping it up in cling film or whatever. and it got a bit damaged by way of ...
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Apple iMac to India; Customs duty clarification

I am planning to take my Apple iMac 21.5" from Dubai to India. Please clarify, do Indian Customs consider it TV, desktop computer or laptop? If any of you have personal experience, please share.
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Can I take a bicycle when boarding a VIA Rail train at a small (flag) stop?

VIA Rails takes bicycles on trains that have checked baggage, under the following conditions: Bicycles require specific protection. We recommend that you store your bicycle in a special protective ...
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Service to carry bags to / from airport in Australia - right up to checkin?

I've got a flight in a week to Melbourne. However, I've recently had surgery and am not allowed to lift anything heavier than 2kg (4.5lb). The trick being that I need to take a suit and carry-on bag. ...
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How to deter theft of checked baggage at baggage carousels?

This question worried me and so inspired this question. Provided that an airline traveller must rely on checked baggage, what can one dissuade or forestall such theft? Friends have confirmed that ...
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Is it true that people “can just take all the luggage off the airport conveyer belt and leave with it.”?

"They don't check that it's yours at the door"? According to the mouse-over text for this XKCD comic strip: That's scary. I wonder what are the chances of getting your luggage stolen (from the ...
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Place to leave luggage in Brussels, for multiple days?

Is there a place where one can leave luggage for more than one day in Brussels? It can be either in the airport or the central station. I know that there are lockers in the central station. The ...
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Can I ask for a luggage transfer at the transfer check in counter in Taipei?

I'm taking a flight from Seoul to Taipei (on Korean Air) and then another one from Taipei to Paris (on Emirates) in August. The flights are on different airlines and booked with different ...
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Luggage transfer in Dubai between flights, without a visa

I am traveling from Stockholm to Dubai and Dubai to Nairobi using two different airlines. I have Kenyan nationality and can't go through Immigration because I don't have a Dubai visa. How I will ...
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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 have my friend check my bag and have it dropped off at their layover airport so I can pick it up?

I have been traveling around since October and am now in New Zealand. My last stop before heading home is Japan, with the intention of going snowboarding. However, I did not bring all my gear around ...
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Travelling from US to Paris via UK, can I avoid checking bags all the way through to Paris?

I'm a UK citizen and have a BA flight from US to London and then from London to Paris the same day (because I had meetings in Paris, but live in London) but I now actually need to be in London instead ...
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How does one not get hassled for duties/taxes for items that aren't new but look new?

I'm one of those who buys new things before a trip and I even get my dry-cleaning folded which the cleaners put in a plastic bag. Now thinking about it I wonder if it's only a matter of time before ...
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Two pieces of luggage allowed, but only one (overloaded) luggage

I have to take a plane and the company allows two pieces of checked luggage of 20kg each. I have only one piece of luggage and I estimate its weight to be roughly 20kg. For the sake of the question, ...
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Extra bag with Qatar Airways - Can i pay for an extra bag? [duplicate]

I am flying with Qatar Airways, Manchester to Melbourne, via Doha in March of this year. However I would like to check in an additional bag. However the website does not display a cost per bag, but ...
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International arriving Chicago ORD to domestic, two different airlines how do I recheck bags?

Arriving international flight at Chicago ORD on American and taking domestic from ORD to TX on United. I have a two-hour window. Can I check my bag at the gate for my United flight or will I be ...
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How to remove airlines/security tag stickers from suitcases?

I travel a lot, for both business and pleasure. One of the annoying things I face (beside full passport pages) is the many tags stuck to my suitcase which I like to take in almost all my trips. I ...
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Is there a liability limit for a carry-on bag that was forcibly checked plane-side?

On many US flights carry-on bags must be checked if the overhead bins are full. In this case the airline forces you to check your bag (for free) against your will. If an item in your bag is worth more ...
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How to check a large backpack?

When travelling on airlines based in the US with a large backpack, I prefer to carry the bag onto the plane as part of my hand baggage allowance. Most foreign flag carriers, however, have a ...
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Travelling from Auckland to Ho Chi Minh City with Jetstar

I am travelling on Jetstar from Auckland to Ho Chi Minh City on Sunday 19th April and have only just noticed that I might have to recheck my bag after each leg. This means rechecking in Melbourne and ...
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Can I bring compressed air cans in the airport?

I'm buying this for an overseas friend. I was wondering if I could bring compressed air cans through the airport considering they come with warnings such as Warning: Flammable/Combustible when ...
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What would happen if you miss the bag drop-off deadline and it's kind of the airline's fault for bad ground service?

I turned up at the airport today in what I would consider moderate but not great (since the train was late) time: 35 minutes before bag drop-off closed. 75 minutes before departure. To cut a long ...
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One small luggage and one big on EasyJet?

I'm flying with EasyJet soon. My luggage allowance is 2 x 20kg. I want to take one big item, which is 12kg with no possibility to add more to it. (It's my TV: I'm moving from parents' house to my new ...
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Two PNR, one itinerary - baggage allowance for Qatar Airways and American Airlines

I have three flights (two connections) in my itinerary. The first two of them are Qatar Airways business class tickets, and they cover 95% of the entire journey. The last one is an American Airline ...
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Frankfurt to Buenos Aires to Santiago de Chile, can I buy Nutella in Frankfurt Duty free and not haven taken away in Buenos Aires?

When I was coming from Chile to Germany i had a connection in GRU, Brazil, there they checked our bags and a guy who was bringing "Manjar"(Sweet paste like nutella) from Chile had it taken away from ...
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Short-term luggage storage in Alpe d'Huez

We have to check out at 10:00h from our apartment in Alpe d'Huez and then our bus departs only after 15:00h. The agency doesn't have any luggage storage facilities. Where can we leave our luggage for ...
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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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Appropiate way to safely transportate heavy laptop during flight? [duplicate]

I flew a long range flight carrying my laptop, a quite heavy one, inside a neoprene briefcase on the passenger cabin. The recommendation by the aircrew is to place them in the compartments above or ...
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Safest way to transport a laptop during flight

I flew a long range flight carrying my laptop, a quite heavy one, inside a neoprene briefcase in the passenger cabin. The recommendation by the aircrew was to place it in the overhead compartment or ...
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Is there a weight limit for carry-on luggage with United Airlines?

I'm flying in economy with United Airlines, and I know there are limits on the physical size of carry-on bags, but is there a certain weight limit for them?
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What happens if my luggage goes over the weight limit?

Im traveling with United airways economy, I am allowed to have 2 bags (But i gotta pay for them) and each can be 50 LBS. I am scared that I might go over the max weight limit for my bags. If this was ...
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How do you weigh luggage ? [duplicate]

My luggage is allowed to be 50 lbs each bag, and I'm not sure how much it weighs. Is there any way to weigh it with an accurate weight?
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How close to departure can you add extra bags online to a Virgin Australia booking?

Looking at the Virgin Australia Checked Baggage information page, I see that Pre-Purchasing an additional piece of checked luggage online costs AUD 35. However, the Excess Baggage Fees for extra ...
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May I take a parcel as my “personal item”?

Due to the baggage restrictions by Allegiant Air, I am pretty sure I can't declare my 30L backpack as the "free personal item" (16"x15"x7"). Nonetheless, I may be able to compress the backpack along ...
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Flying with toner within the EU

I will be soon flying with Ryanair from the UK and realized that I will be carrying a toner cartridge for a laser printer. Interestingly, in 2010 there was a foiled plan that involved turning toner ...