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

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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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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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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 through check my bags on separate bookings (international flights)?

I have two different bookings on British Airways and Emirates. Booking 1 (British Airways): Washington (IAD) -> London (LHR) -> Dubai Booking 2 (Emirates): Dubai -> Hyderabad I have a 5 hour stop ...
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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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Are the backpacks with ventilation mesh convenient for backpacking?

I did not find any official name for those backpacks, but they are characterized by a curved steel frame and a mesh, that allow good ventilation. Deuter sells them in their "Futura" line. The ...
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What is the limit of cabin baggage on Wizzair flights?

What's the limit of weight on Wizzair, for cabin baggage? I can find anything about the weight on their website. I know that for RyanAir is 10kg, and Easyjet say they don't have a limit of weight...
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How to deal with inaccurate luggage weighing scales at an airport

TL;DR: What options does one have at (US) airports when they know the luggage weighing scales are inaccurate? This has happened twice now. My bags always appear heavier when measured at the flight ...
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What are the options for shipping luggage to the US from Vietnam? [closed]

I'm going to be traveling in Vietnam and would like to bring along expensive and heavy camera equipment, but afterwards have the freedom to go backpacking elsewhere in SE Asia without the extra ...
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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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United Airlines does not comply with baggage policy from IATA Resolution 302?

My itinerary: UA: Indianapolis -> Newark (operated by ExpressJet). Flight# UA** ANA: Newark -> Tokyo (operated by UA). Flight# NH** VNA: Tokyo -> Hanoi. Flight# VN** ANA policy allows 2 free ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Additional cabin handbag on flights

It's quite common, that in addition to cabin size hand baggage you can take also smaller bag like handbag or small laptop case to the plane. I'm interested in knowing if someone hasn't been allowed to ...
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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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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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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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Will my checked luggage freeze in the airplane?

I'm taking some freeze-sensitive items in a checked luggage for a short flight. It's cheese, chocolate, toothpaste and wine. I would like to know whether the luggage can get "frozen" in the aircraft. ...
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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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Is it against regulations to pack my laptop battery on its own in my checked luggage?

We have several small children, which complicates traveling and requires us to compact our hand luggage as much as possible. We've been tempted to check in our laptop in our luggage, but have been ...
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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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Airline and Travel Agent disagree on baggage allowance, who do I need to resolve it with?

Recently, I was looking to book with one of the traditional "scheduled carriers" who now offer both baggage-inclusive and hand baggage only fares. Looking on the airline's own website, the fare at the ...
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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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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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Checked-in luggage, Last in First out, is it true?

I always believed that if I check in my luggage late I will get it first, it worked with me few times but I start to believe this was pure luck. In my flight today I am sure I was the last one to ...
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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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Forgot baggage at Dubai. How to get it to Los Angeles?

Last week, I travelled via Dubai to Los Angeles. During the security checking at Dubai Airport, I was asked to remove my laptop from my bag and after that I forgot to to take it back. i realised that ...
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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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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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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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Hard-case suitcase, that doesn't open at the side

I am looking for a hard-case, light-weight bag like the one pictured, however with a zipper on top (the yellow line) rather than at the side. This would allow to open the bag without using a lot of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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When booking elsewhere, how do you know what Virgin Australia ticket type you will get?

When booking on the Virgin Australia website, it shows there being 4 different kinds of booking classes, along with details of what is and isn't included in them (eg flexibility and bags) However, ...