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

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Backpack or Tote Bag: Which is a better personal item? [closed]

I am planning to travel to Sydney, Australia sometime in June 2017 and I plan to travel carry on only with a personal item. I'm flying with United airlines and their maximum dimensions are 17 inches H,...
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Lay over at El Prat Barcelona, luggage and city tour

I am travelling back to my country from Venice, Italy next month, and I have a 8 hour lay over from 11h to 19h at El Prat airport in Barcelona, Spain. My First question : Do the airline company ...
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How can I accurately estimate the weight of my luggage?

This is somewhat of a problem for me. Sometimes, when I'm packed up and getting ready to move, I find that I have no reliable way to weigh my own luggage. Of course, most of us know that airlines ...
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Luggage transfer between unrelated airlines

I think it's better if I tell a short example: I plan on going from country A to country B, and I find out that it is cheaper if I pass by country X. However, the flights from A to X and then from X ...
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Extra 50 lbs (23kg) bag with Air China

I am traveling from Qingdao, China to Mumbai, India on Air China for business. My ticket itinerary has 1 piece of luggage confirmed. However, I bought some additional items that I have to take back ...
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How to retrieve checked-through luggage if I don't board a connecting flight?

Assume I have a flight ticket from A->B->C and at A I checked in luggage all the way to C. However after the first flight I don't board the second flight but decide to remain in B. As I understand ...
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Trying to hidden city a flight but want baggage to arrive at final destination city?

I'm flying from Auckland airport (AKL) back home to New York soon, but wanted to stop in San Francisco to visit a friend. Since the ticket change fees are exorbitant, I'm wondering if it would make ...
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Checked baggage damaged

My checked baggage was severely damaged during a Delta flight two weeks ago (JFK-YVR) There were some items stuck in the conveyor belt and baggage was delayed getting to passengers. I don't believe I ...
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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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Why is airline baggage measured in linear inches and not cubic volume?

The maximum dimensions of airline check-in luggage are usually stated in terms of "linear inches": the sum of the item's length, width and height; most airlines seem to allow up to 62 inches total. ...
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Can I leave Istanbul airport on a 22-hour layover without taking my luggage?

I'm planning to fly through Istanbul with Turkish airlines and would have a 22-hour layover there. Would it be possible to exit the airport without retrieving my luggage? Do I have to specifically ...
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Luggage with multiple long flights

I will travel from Sacramento to Prague via Los Angeles and Paris with a single airticket from Delta. Do I need to take my luggage in LA and recheck or I'll give my luggage in Sacramento and get in ...
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Can I check my luggage the night before the flight in Porto airport? (OPO with LH)

I'll be having an early morning flight (6am) from Porto airport (OPO) with Lufthansa. Will I be able to drop my luggage (assume I checked in online) the night before?
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What does the 10 digit code on luggage tags represent?

I have observed that baggage tags for commercial carriers have a 10 digit code on the bottom which appears to be a part of a universal baggage handling argot, see this picture... The number ...
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How much luggage can I take on Mexico City Metro?

I've read the Q and A here about safety of metro to get to the city center from the airport in Mexico City. I have read some more recent conflicting information that says that anything larger than a ...
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Do I have to re-check in my baggage if traveling with 2 different flights? [duplicate]

I have 2 flights(2 different tickets) with different airlines and the connection is at the same airport.It is like a transit flight but not indeed , I mean that with the 1st flight probably the ...
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Transferring luggage when taking another plane

I have flight where I need to move from airplane to another. Do I need to check out my luggage and then check it in again, or will it be automaticaly transfered to another plane?
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Can I bring prescription cream to the US?

I recently got anti-bacterial cream from my GP. I need to apply it twice a day every day for 2 weeks. I am going to the US on the 2nd of June, can I bring it with me? If so, do I need to put it ...
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Dinner before claiming baggage

My daughter an I are flying home together; she has a layover at IAH which is my final destination. I would like to have dinner with her then pick up my bags to head home. What happens to my luggage ...
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Traveling with a Tabla Set as a carry-on?

I am traveling with an Indian Musical instrument known as a Tabla Set. Will Etihad Airways allow me to carry it on board as hand baggage? This is an example of a Tabla Set Photo taken by Lestat, ...
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Will I be able to retrieve my checked bags on a 15 hour layover in Narita?

Taking a one-way flight on Singapore Air to Bangkok that has a stopover in Narita and planning to get out during the layover (ultimate destination is Tokyo) since the flight was a lot cheaper. The ...
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Where can we store our luggage after checking out so we don't have to book an extra hotel night?

We often travel by plane, and book most of the flights very early in the morning, so we can sleep in the airport waiting for check-in. However, we have bags (just carry-on bags that low-cost ...
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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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Carry on luggage larger than rules for one leg

I am flying United to Boston, and the dimensions of my carry-on baggage is 9x14x24 inches. The maximally allowed dimensions for United flights are however only 9x14x22 inches. Will I have to check it, ...
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Is it safe to knowingly buy an oversized (67-inch) suitcase? Are size limits enforced?

This question is regarding check-in, not carry-on, baggage. I'm considering buying a very spacious suitcase measuring 31 x 21 x 15 inches, for a total of 67 inches. This is greater than the 62-inch ...
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Under what conditions is my luggage auto-transferred from a previous flight to the next?

Note: I'm aware that some countries (e.g. the USA) require you to pick up your luggage on international flights. This question assumes that there is no such legal requirement. When booking multi-...
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What is the limit of cabin baggage on Wizz Air flights?

What's the weight limit on Wizz Air, for cabin baggage? I can't find anything about the weight on their website. I know that for Ryanair is 10kg, and EasyJet say they don't have a limit for weight.
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Do I need to pick up my luggage and re-check between Shanghai and DFW when connecting through LAX?

Traveling from PVG (Shanghai) to DFW ... have connection at LAX. Do I need to gather my checked bags before going through customs or will AA transfer the bags to my LAX to DFW flight? Any tips making ...
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luggage that can be combined to be one piece

I'm looking for some luggage that could start out as a carry-on size plus "personal item" (like a duffel) for our flight (checking the carry-on is not a problem), and then somehow combine into a ...
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How are combined dimensions calculated for checked baggage on Ryanair?

The Ryanair website makes little sense regarding combined dimensions for checked baggage. For health and safety reasons Ryanair does not accept for carriage any individual item exceeding 32 ...
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How much do roof racks hurt gas mileage?

I'm going on a big national car trip, and I want to increase cargo space by getting a roof rack, but I'm wondering how much the additional drag will increase my gas bill. Is there any way to figure ...
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What is checking the bag at layovers and how does it affect the traveler?

I have been looking at various conversations like this one. I will be traveling Mumbai(BOM) -> Doha (DOH) -> Cape Town, South Africa (CPT) in a roundtrip manner. I have a layover of 22 hours in Doha ...
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What are packing cubes and amenity kits?

How to keep track of all things you are carrying in the luggage and where they are? mentions packing cubes and amenity kits. Can somebody explain or/and elaborate about what these are and how they ...
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How to keep track of all things you are carrying in the luggage and where they are?

Often when packing for a trip, I start in a very good manner and following the best techiniques available. Once I am kind of done with the basics, I start noticing little things that are missing: my ...
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Leaving Riga airport at intermediate stop

If I book a flight from St. Petersburg (Leningrad)(LED) - Riga(RIX) and Riga(RIX) - Copenhagen(CPH) all Air Baltic, and I have 7 hours to wait in Riga, can I then leave the airport for a city trip ...
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Bags allowed for India to Europe (Turkish Airlines) and back (Jet Airways)

I'm flying to Venice from Bombay using Turkish Airlines, my baggage allowance is 30kgs for check-in. Similarly I'm flying to Bombay from Munich using Jet Airways and baggage allowance is 30Kgs for ...
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How to transfer luggage from Paris to London? [closed]

I live in Paris now and my rent contract is ending this June. Starting from September I will move to London for a long period, so I was wondering if it is possible to leave my stuff in London directly,...
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Can I take balloons on a flight?

Mother's day in my family always involves a bouquet of balloons. Mom wanted to take the balloons we gave her home on the plane but in this hyper security aware atmosphere we doubted it was possible. ...
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Can I take my gaming computer as luggage? Leaving Saudi Arabia to Malaysia in 27hours [duplicate]

So basically, I have this small form factor gaming PC that I built a few months back for portability*, and I will be leaving to Malaysia to study*, but I believe I might need a capable PC since my ...
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Travel with a photography/camera backpack [closed]

I am m/29 and am about to leave for two weeks backpacking trip to Europe (abt 4-5 cities). I have a camera backpack (lowepro fastpack 250 aw ii - http://store.lowepro.com/fastpack-bp-250-aw-ii). Now ...
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Can I take an AVR development board on a plane?

I'm travelling to the UK and while I'm away, I have a university assignment due, and I'm concerned that I might not be able to get it finished before I leave, and would therefore need to work on it ...
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Camping stove on a plane?

Can I bring a camping stove (without fuel) on a (domestic or international) jet, either in checked baggage, carry-on, or some other means?
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if i have a 5oz container of cologne (liquid), but it is only 15ml, will i be able to take it on the plane? [duplicate]

Will I be able to take it without having to throw it away? Do they measure on ounces or milliliters? its a 5oz bottle (not all the way full -used-) and it has 15ml and the requirements are 3.4oz and ...
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Is it possible to buy luggage after security to check in (Airport is SFO if that matters)?

I'm planning for someone who isn't going to be able to get proper luggage before going to the airport. They're going to be leaving from SFO, and want to know if they can buy luggage there to use for ...
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Shoe protector aerosol spray [duplicate]

Can I carry a shoe protector spray in my checked luggage to USA. It says extremely flammable aerosol. Pressurised container. may burst if heated. 200ml
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Will my baggage be checked through to the destination by Lufthansa?

I reserved flights from Hong Kong to Dublin and will change planes at Munich, and when I return from Dublin to Hong Kong I will change planes at Frankfurt. All legs are operated by Lufthansa. I am ...
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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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Why can't I travel onwards if my bag wasn't going to make the flight?

I was flying KLM from the UK to the USA with a short layover in Amsterdam. Because of delays in the UK, I almost missed my flight. The flight attendant told me my bag wasn't going to make it, but if ...
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Why is the baggage allowance on flights to/from Brazil more generous?

It seems that it is common that the baggage allowance on flights to Brazil is more generous (both in number of pieces and weight) than to other countries. In fact many airlines, have a specific ...
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Carrying Condoms while traveling to Dubai

I am traveling to Dubai in last week of May 2016, I wanted to know is it OK to carry condoms in my luggage or I'll be stopped at security check?