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

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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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Baggage theft rates

Do airports or airlines disclose the number of checked-in baggage thefts reported by passengers every year, and is there a central database where one can find and compare those numbers?
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Hiking rucksack with a rollmat hanging out - will it survive as checked in luggage?

I'm expecting to do some travelling soon - this will involve both backpacking (possibly sleeping on a floor or two, maybe some camping) and air travel. I'm thinking of bringing a rollmat. It's too ...
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How to Protect a Backpack from Splashing without Plastic?

The boat trip to Cabo in Tayrona National Park is apparently rough and the guidebook says to make sure to protect your baggage during the boat trip as it will get thoroughly splashed. Normally, I ...
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Can I carry roller blades in cabin baggage?

Can I put roller blades into a bag and fly with it as my cabin baggage with Ryanair? EDIT: There were no problems with roller blades at the airports.
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Are some permanent markers not safe for checked luggage?

Are some permanent markers not safe for checked luggage? This stationery retailer advertises its markers as being airplane-safe, implying that others are not. I also came across a page mentioning ...
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Am I supposed to re-check luggage at YYZ on a flight from Europe to USA?

I traveled in June this year from Germany to US through Toronto (AC flight). I did not have to re-check my luggage (in fact this is why I did chose this flight). Yesterday, I flew again, but this time ...
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Luggage storage at Budapest rail station

Are there long term luggage lockers at the Budapest main rail station and if so, what cost?
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Claiming for Lost luggage when I have lost the baggage tags as well, Can I still claim?

I lost my two bags during my long (40 +hr) travel. One bag was later found but the other is still missing. The local Airline staff (Etihad) says I cannot file a claim since I lost the bag stickers. ...
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Transport bread maker on Turkish Airlines

I am flying from London to Tbilisi in a couple of days, on Turkish Airlines with a transfer in Istanbul. I need to take with me a bread maker - it's well used and doesn't have the original box (lost ...
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What is the easiest and cheapest way to transport skis and skiing equipment (helmet, glasses, winter jacket) from Slovakia to Italy - Torino?

I have heard that there is some bus company that provides luggage transfers from one country to another, is there? Or I was thinking about others, like post service or delivery companies. I am already ...
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Why is TAM Airlines baggage allowance so much? [closed]

I travel around Europe, and also between Australia and Europe quite a bit and am always frustrated with the low luggage allowance (just 23kg per person normally). I do also travel to Brazil quite a ...
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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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Baggage didn't clear customs - how do I get it?

I was traveling from India to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada via Montreal by connecting flight. My airline's (Qatar) agent told me in India that you will get your baggage at the final destination ...
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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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Why do airports sometimes detect traces of explosives in bags?

So there's a (usually spot check) inspection point at airports sometimes, and they do a check for traces of explosives/gunpowder residue. I've never had any problems, but a couple of friends have had ...
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Luggage limit in trains in West Europe?

Is there any strict luggage limit while travelling by train in West Europe? In Poland, for example, one can take as much luggage as one can carry, so 2 big suitcases and a rucksack and the backpack ...
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Baggage allowance of separate domestic flights with a connecting international flight?

In the US, is there such a rule so that, if you are taking a domestic flight and then taking an international flight, the luggage allowance of the international flight will apply? Because it is quite ...
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Are restrictions on batteries when flying common in first-world countries?

In Australia, there's recently been a restriction on certain types of batteries - they're not allowed in checked luggage of aircraft. Is this ban common in first-world countries, or is it not the case ...
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Do budget flights normally charge extra for checked luggage

I have not flown for about ten years: I was terrified by the idea of trying to entertain small children cooped up in a plane. Now that everyone's grown up a bit, I'm trying to book some flights to ...
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Who should I ask about the items I can and cannot take with me? The airport or the airline I'm flying with?

I need to check if I can bring the items I am planning on bringing. Who should I ask? The airport or the airline I'm flying with? Additional info : Airport - Perth Airport T1 Airlines - Cathay ...
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Do I have to claim and re-check in my baggage in international transit when traveling with the same airline?

I'll be traveling to Memphis, Tennessee form New Delhi, India via Qatar Airways. The itinerary would be: New Delhi <--> Doha || Doha <--> Chicago || Chicago <--> Memphis Would I be required ...
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Is the Yekaterinburg Train Station close to the city center or not?

I am looking for a hostel near the train station. But it seems that most of them are very far away (say, 5km) from the train station. I have many luggage, so it is preferable to be walking distance. ...
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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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Ship items back home while traveling?

I am starting a trip around the world today! and my bag looks pretty full already. I am wondering were I will put new clothes/items if I decide to buy some while I am traveling. Has anyone ever sent ...
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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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Airport transit in Amsterdam

I am planning to go to Gerrmany and going to book a ticket soon. I want to fly from Jakarta to Stuttgart with KLM, I'm wondering if I need to take my baggage and re-check it during my transit in ...
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Checked baggage size limits

I am going to be flying Emirates, which limits checked baggage to 30kg, but doesn't appear to have specific size limits for luggage. I am going to be buying some new luggage and I would like to ...
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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? [closed]

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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Random leather badge / tag

I recently bought a TravelPro suitcase and there's a small piece of leather sewn to the front. Why is this here? What purpose does it serve?
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Do I need to label my luggage on the French TGV?

I'm travelling by TGV in France early tomorrow morning. I just spotted this little bit on my ticket: We remind you that luggage must be labelled with your surname and first name. I've generally ...
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Good way to avoid bus luggage stress?

Often when traveling by bus you're supposed to leave your big bag in the bottom of the bus. When there are stops before your final destination someone could just take your bag. Of course I wouldn't ...
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What size can my checked luggage be on Kuwait Airways?

It says on Kuwait Airways website that 3 dimensions shall not exceed 158 cm. Does this mean the length, width and depth can be any size, just that they need to all add up to 158cm? I have never been ...
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Will luggage offices in Japanese train stations hold bags overnight?

I understand that many JR stations have luggage offices (手荷物預かり所) that will temporarily keep your luggage for a fee. Is it possible to leave luggage there overnight?
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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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What is the meaning of “Marine Fares” regarding airline baggage?

The terms of an airline company regarding their checked baggage rules refers to two concepts: Piece and weight. A section of the "weight" concept mentions "Marine Fares of Economy Class". What does ...
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What does a unique size in inches on a traveling bag represent?

I am looking at travel bags on-line. Their measure is given in inches (one number only). Would this be diagonal size or height (or something else)? This is sort of basic question, but I can't check ...
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Can I bring empty bullet shell casings (spent ammo) in checked luggage on an international flight?

I am on vacation in Russia and was given several spent .38 bullet shell casings as a souvenir. They were fired recently and presumably still have residue on them. I'll be flying domestic within ...
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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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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 ...
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Left Luggage Facility in Chennai International Airport (MAA)

I will be travelling to Chennai International Airport later this month. I have a short trip for two days around Chennai before I go to Mumbai. I will need to store away my two standard international ...
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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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Checked luggage on AirAsia in a journey involving two airplanes

A friend is planning to use a low cost airline for a travel from Tiruchirappalli (TRZ), India to Singapore with Air Asia, though his booking is combined there is a stopover for a short while at Kuala ...
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Why was I charged a $25 check-in baggage fee for the IAD-DTW (US Airways) leg of this itinerary?

On every leg of my itinerary (below), I checked in one bag (well under the weight limit). I was not charged a baggage fee on the 1st leg (DTW-LAX on AA). And of course I wasn't charged a fee on the ...
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Air travel with lighters

In Southeast Asia I anticipate purchasing multiple, old Zippo lighters to bring to the United States. I've attempted this previously but the lighters disappeared from my checked luggage in either ...
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Any slow luggage shipping ideas?

I'm interested in shipping luggage from the U.K. to U.S. very slowly. It's okay if it goes quickly, but slow is fine so long as (a) the chances for damage do not substantially increase, and (b) it's ...
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Taking a tripod on an Aeroflot, Kingfisher or Air India flight?

May I carry a tripod as carry-on luggage or do I have to check it in when on an international flight? Having it strapped to my backpack is fine during my trip but I'm worried it might get stuck ...
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What is the best way to transport a large bike pack and two suitcases from Heathrow to Pinner?

My husband and I are traveling from Australia to London at the end of July. We will have the normal luggage plus a large bike pack. Can anyone give any suggestions as to the best way to transport our ...
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Is there any plastic wrapping service in Copenhagen airport?

Do you know if there's any plastic wrap service in Copenhagen airport ?
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Traveling with lots of luggage at Brussels, Midi Railway Station (ZYR)

I am flying with Air France from Montreal to Brussels and then take the Thalys to Cologne, which is my final destination. Air France booked me on a train from Paris to Brussels, so I will already be ...