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

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Managing baggage in transit at OR airport Johannesburg

I have an 8 hour wait for an international transfer at Johannesburg airport and will be changing airlines. I am very concerned about the stories of theft and tampering of luggage at this airport. How ...
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Canadian Greyhound - is there a charge for bringing an extra snowboard?

I've bought a ticket from Vancouver to Calgary, and will have my backpack (checked luggage) and a day pack on the bus. I'm considering bringing my snowboard as well. However, 1) I don't have a bag ...
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How are customs duties handled by the Fedex “Baggage Free” service?

Fedex offers a baggage free traveler's service. It purports to ship your belongings to your destination rather than taking them on your person. This raises a question: How are customs ...
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Airline broke my bag but require a receipt to compensate from authorized company

I flew from Istanbul to JFK with Turkish airline a week ago and my bag came out missing a handle. I quickly went to the counter to claim the damage. The airline gave me an email for me to send all the ...
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Apparently luggage handlers strike in Spain, how to proceed with my already checked luggage?

I'm taking a flight this Friday afternoon to Spain from Berlin, I bought a round trip when I was still on Spain, and checked an extra luggage (15kg). I came with EasyJet (had an extra luggage also), ...
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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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Should I put books in carry-on or checked luggage?

Considering weight constraints, should I put books in carry-on or checked luggage? To clarify, in order to keep my checked luggage as light as possible, should I stuff it with books or clothes? ...
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What can security officials do when they suspect my checked baggage?

Chris S answer in this question recommends against packing items such as desktop computer because they can look suspicious to the security officials. Assuming I lock my luggage, what can they do if ...
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Travel protection bag OK at airport?

I have a travel protection bag in which my whole suitcase fits. It's just a nylon zippered suitcase-size bag with a handle; when the suitcase is in it the whole thing just looks just like a lumpy ...
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Extra baggage fees - Per flight or per ticket?

Are the excess baggage fees shown on airline websites per flight or per ticket? Say I have a ticket with two legs (two flights) with the same airline company and X is the amount shown on the website. ...
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What kind of backpack do I need?

I am going on a week hike in Southern Spain - I'm intending on packing as light as possible, but will be taking lightweight mat, sleeping bag, bivvy or tent, stove, mess tin, minimal cloths, water, ...
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Flying with Swiss Economy class (W) - what is my luggage allowance?

I am flying with Swiss on Economy class (fare code W). My ticket says that my luggage allowance is no check-in luggage and one piece of hand-luggage. However, the Swiss website says that I have 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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What's does “Baggage Allowance 1PC” mean on an SAS flight reservation?

I booked a flight through Corte Ingles Viajes Site, going from OSLO to Barcelona with the SAS Airline. It says in the confirmation email that I am allowed to take a 1PC Baggage Allowance. Does it mean ...
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Does leaving mini-bag-tag stickers on your luggage confuse airport bagging handling?

It used to be quite a tradition to keep stickers from destinations you'd been on your luggage after your travels, rather than ripping them off, building up souvenirs over time. This seems to me like a ...
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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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Getting from Heathrow to Balham with heavy luggage (mid morning sunday 14 December)

I have a problem as to how I am going to get from Heathrow (T2) to Balham/Tooting Bec on a budget. (Sunday 10 am) My main problem is my luggage as I was once stuck with a huge suitcase and there was ...
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Is a layover of 1 hour 30 mins enough at IAD (Washington Dulles) given its the port of entry and immigration will be required?

I have an Indian Passport, and I am traveling FRA-IAD-BUF (Frankfurt-Washington(Dulles)-Buffalo. I have a single Lufthansa ticket, however the connecting flight from Washington to Buffalo is United ...
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How should I be stacking luggage?

I am storing a suitcase full of stuff at my college. At the storage site, I saw how luggage was stacked one on top of another. As some of the suitcases are probably very heavy, and as my suitcase will ...
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What kind of bag can I use to travel with a baby car seat?

I need to carry a baby car seat on an international air trip. The car seat's dimensions are 28.5 x 17.5 x 30.9 inches and it looks like this: I'm having trouble finding an appropriate bag for ...
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Is my luggage automatically transferred from United Airlines to LuxAir at Munich airport?

I am traveling on United Airlines to Munich and then connecting to LuxAir. Will my checked in luggage be automatically transfered to the LuxAir flight or do I have to do it myself?
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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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Baggage locker in downtown Los Angeles

I have a morning flight into LAX and I'd like to do some sightseeing before taking a Metrolink train out to the suburbs in the evening to stay with a friend. I'm looking for luggage storage so I don't ...
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Prescriptions in checked luggage: ok when travelling to Spain?

Can I pack my physeptone tablets in my checked luggage instead of my hand luggage? I'm flying to Spain / Majorca and don't want the people I'm going with to see the medication.
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Is it allowed to transport a small gas container, for a camping stove, in the luggage?

I am planning to go camping abroad. I am taking a camping stove, but I am not sure I can take the gas bottle (kind of like this one) Of course I can buy one at the destination, but I am not sure ...
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Will my luggage transfer during an 18h layover in Changi?

I'm not sure if this is a duplicate question or not, but mine is specifically for Changi airport in Singapore. The airline is Singapore Airlines. My flight is from DPS->SIN (Flight 939) and will ...
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How to visit Capilano Suspension Bridge Park and Stanley Park from Vancouver Airport?

Suppose I have ten hours waiting time in Vancouver airport, I want to visit Capilano Suspension Bridge Park then Stanley Park. What is the efficient way to do it? I don't want to miss my flight. My ...
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How to calculate if my battery will be allowed in hand luggage? (Voltage in mAh to Wh conversion)

Follow-up question to Are battery packs allowed in hand luggage? I have a 26,000 mAh battery pack ("Intocircuit Power Castle") which I want to take on a plane (Royal Air Maroc). Airline battery ...
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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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Can I take my disassembled desktop computer on a flight from Turkey to the UK? (some new regulations)

I've read that there are some new regulations for electronic devices at UK airports. If the devices are in your hand baggage, they must be fully charged and you have to demonstrate, that they are ...
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How can I determine if it is possible to check luggage during a layover?

A common desire among some travelers with long layovers is to leave the airport for a while, and perhaps do some shopping, or even buy goods in the airport. But this then often necessitates the ...
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Booking a flight with a luggage limit via Adioso / Expedia

I've found a ridiculously cheap flight from Southeast Asia to Australia via the flight search engine Adioso which then directs me to the online travel agent Expedia. It seems that the advertised ...
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How big are the luggage lockers at Oslo's central railway station?

All being well, I'm going to be having an 8 hour layover in Oslo next week. I'll be changing between airlines and between tickets, and I won't be able to check my luggage through. Given the length of ...
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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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Travelling from Delhi to Dubai to Istanbul (Turkey), staying at Dubai airport only for 7 hours: Do I need a visa for transit at airport?

I am travelling from Delhi to Dubai via Air India on 22.05.2014 and will land in Dubai at 22:45 pm. next flight from Dubai to Istanbul (turkey) via Turkish Airlines on 23.05.2014 at 5:40 am (after 7 ...
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Can I carry 5 mobile phones to US from India?

I am planning to carry 5 mobile phones with me to US from India. All the phones are new but unpacked. I have laptop too. Am planning to carry evrything in my hand luggage. Is that fine? Or will this ...
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Is nail polish and / or nail polish remover prohibited?

I am based in the US. I am preparing to move out, and am thinking of giving some nail polish and polish remover to some people who will be visiting me before my move, since they will have more use for ...
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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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Checking bags through on separate OneWorld bookings?

In a little over a week I am flying from TLV to ORD on Royal Jordanian Airlines, but have a separate booking to fly from ORD to ABQ (ALbuquerque, NM). I have a layover of four hours and twenty ...
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Is it allowed and advisable to transport beer in checked luggage? [duplicate]

I'd like to transport a six-pack of local beer from Canada to France. The amount of alcohol falls well below the amount I'm legally allowed to bring into Europe. My question concerns the logistics of ...
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Luggage-only insurance when traveling around the world?

I want an insurance that covers my belongings only. I already have a international travel health insurance, hence I do not need some link or recommendation to do-it-all packages (i.e. insurance for ...
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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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TSA approved keycard luggage locks that shows if it's been opened?

I want to get those keycard TSA approved luggage locks but I can't find a keycard one that has some method to notify you if it's been opened. All the you-can-know-if-opened locks that I can find are ...
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Shipping luggage vs. checking it for US domestic air travel

I heard recently that, when traveling domestically in the U.S., it is better to ship your bags using a courier service rather than check them in. According to the source, this has three advantages: ...
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Are there deals for multiple domestic flights in Argentina?

I'm planning to visit Argentina for 1 month in January and will most likely be flying 4 domestic flights. (Buenos Aires → Ushuaia, Ushuaia → El Calafate, El Calafate → Bariloche, Bariloche → Buenos ...
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How to transport baby/toddler car seat with Transavia?

I'll be traveling with 11 month baby on lap. According to Transavia guidlines, this means that I can take following: 1 piece of hold luggage with a max. weight of 10 kg, such as a suitcase, ...
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Can I check-in a 203 cm suitcase on a flight that starts with Japan Airlines and ends with Air France? [duplicate]

I bought flight tickets from Air France to travel from Israel to Japan and back. On the flight back, the first leg (Tokyo Narita >> Paris CDG) is operated by Japan Airlines, then the second leg (Paris ...
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How to fly to multiple destinations and luggages?

We are flying from USA to Greece and from Greece to Africa. Can i have some luggage send straight from the US airport to Africa so i don't have to drag them to Greece with me?
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Straight razor on a plane to Moscow from abroad

Hi I have a simple question, I’d like to know if I can put my straight razor in my checked-in luggage and be sure not to be arrested or something. It’s a regular straight razor and I don’t think it ...
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What happens with checked luggage with an airport change?

I'm considering two Miami - Zürich flights, which connect at New York. Both start MIA - JFK, but one continues with JFK - ZRH and the other with LGA - ZRH. If I check my luggage at Miami, and take a ...