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

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Can checked baggage on airplanes ever get wet?

I'm considering sending some pieces of checked baggage being cardboard boxes rather than suitcases (on an international flight). Is there a real chance my boxes might get wet? Assume heavy rain both ...
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Airlines with the most Surfboard friendly baggage policy & fees pricing?

Which airlines have the best pricing or packages for moving or carrying surf boards?
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10 pieces of checked luggage on a flight instead of a shipping service - crazy?

I'm moving to another country (Israel/Palestine to the Netherlands) and need to ship my personal effects. For the sake of discussion suppose I'm not shipping any furniture, and every single item fits ...
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What do “Fragile” stickers on checked baggage do?

When traveling by air and checking bags, some airlines will let you declare an item as fragile and put stickers on the box or bag. How common is this policy? What do the fragile stickers do (i.e. how ...
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Sending unaccompanied bags from Vietnam to Borneo

We are working in Vietnam in October, and then working in Borneo. We have 3 weeks between the two jobs, and would like to do some back packing during that time. So we would like to send our bags (3 ...
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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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International flight/Narita Airport/Baggage Claim

I am traveling from Taipei to Houston on the same day but I have a connection flight in Narita (Tokyo, Japan) with a different airline. So my flight will be the following: TAIPEI - DEPARTURE @8:45 ...
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How can I travel with a double bass?

I need to travel among several eastern US cities to auditions and must bring along my instrument: a (huge) double bass. What is the best way to travel, given that I do not drive, but that most of the ...
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Can I check in more than one bag with Qatar Airways?

I'm flying to Europe with Qatar Airways. Baggage allowance shows as 30 kg but I was wondering if I can take two small bags that weigh all together 30 kg instead of a single bag. It might look like a ...
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Connecting to domestic flight in Auckland (AKL), do I have to re-check-in my luggage?

When flying from Hong Kong to Queenstown, there is a two hour layover in Auckland, changing from the international terminal to the domestic one. I am wondering whether my bags will be checked through ...
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Would Ryanair tolerate a 15.6" laptop case as a second hand luggage?

Ryanair recently changed the luggage rules allowing a second small bag: One cabin bag weighing up to 10 kg with maximum dimensions of 55cm x 40cm x 20cm, plus 1 small bag up to 35 x 20 x 20 cms ...
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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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Boxed bike on trains in Amsterdam & Brussels

Can I take a boxed bike (bike packed in a box as per airline carrier requirements) on the train from Schiphol to Central Station Amsterdam? I need to store the box for my return journey in 5 weeks ...
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Traveling with computer parts and expensive monitor to Dublin

I have to move computer components, a 850 euro monitor screen and a cheaper one to Dublin. I think to put them in my luggage, but I'm a bit afraid it will get stolen. The trip is from Belgium, I can ...
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Can I get a discount on my flight for not being overweight?

If I weighed 120 kg I could check in 20 kg of luggage for free, getting 140 kg transported for my ticket price. But if I weigh 70 kg, I'm 50 kg lighter and yet pay the same ...
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My flight has multiple layovers - is it risky to check a bag?

I'm packing for a 10-day business trip (across the US) and I'm on the fence about if I want to check a bag or not. I thought I was being clever by saving money and choosing a flight with 2 layovers, ...
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Norwegian Air Carry-On Dimension Tolerance

I purchased Norwegian Air tickets for a round-trip between Copenhagen & NYC (layover at Gatwick) a while back, and only recently thought to double-check my bag's dimensions to make sure they fit ...
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Flying into London, overnight train to Edinburgh that evening, where to stow bags/shower?

Looking for advice for how to manage things during a one-day "layover" between a flight (from the US) and the overnight train from London to Edinburgh. I'm heading to Scotland for a wedding in the ...
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Are there any places to leave luggage in Brussels, for short and/or long periods of time?

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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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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Easiest way to get to CDG from Paris with big luggage

My partner and I are coming from Château d'Eau Metro station and need to get to Charles de Gaulle Airport airport T1. We each are carrying a 30kg suitcase with wheels and a 10kg handcarry. What is the ...
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Few centimeters beyond dimension limit: will they measure? [duplicate]

On both Iberia and LAN airlines the upper dimension limit for hold luggage is 158cm (it means the sum of the length, height and depth must be less than 158cm). I'm considering purchasing a luggage ...
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Moving to Netherlands: would taking train with a lot of luggage possible?

Background: First time in The Netherlands, I am going to study at Delft. My accommodation is located on Schiedam, just around the Schiedam Centrum, so I plan to journey with train from Schiphol ...
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I have a stopover in Iceland with Iceland Air, do I have to collect and check back in my luggage?

Iceland Air offers free stopovers in Reykjavik when flying between North America to the rest of Europe (I specifically booked a multi-city ticket with a stopover in Reykjavik). Neither on my ticket ...
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Do I need to manually take my luggage from one plane to the next?

I'm flying to Izmir, turkey, in a few weeks, but I don't know anything about how flying works. I have booked a ticket with Pegasus airlines, and fly: From Schiphol (NL) to Istanbul (TK) I have a 1 ...
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Traveling on two separately booked tickets to Dubai [duplicate]

Has anyone ever tried to check out their luggage in Dubai when you have two separate international booking? For example, if the first leg of the journey in Airlines A ends in Dubai and then I have ...
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Worry about oversized check in luggage [duplicate]

I just bought a Samsonite poly-carbonate check in suitcase called Enorme 79 spinner. The dimension quoted in the specs is 22 X 31 X 15 (Inches) that adds up to 68. But the airlines allow only up to ...
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How to deal with excess baggage?

I might have some excess bagage on my next flight with KLM. According to KLM's website excess baggage could be checked in online with a 20% discount. Are there other options? Long, long ago there ...
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Collecting baggage in different countries through different airlines [duplicate]

Long story short..I am flying from New York to Dubai with Delta and Dubai to Mumbai with Air India. How do I obtain my baggage and recheck the baggage with Air India without having to go through ...
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Charged checked baggages for connecting international flights

I was traveling from Dfw-SFO (AA) and SFO- Taipei (Eva Air) I brought 2 suitcases and AA charged me $60. Has this ever happens to anyone? Their reasoning was that Eva Air is not part of One World.
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Heathrow to India travel - Carrying medicine

I'm wondering whether there will be a problem during luggage check in if I carry multiple bottles (max 3 bottles each 100ml) of Tea Tree oil.
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Chennai (India) to Raleigh-Durham (USA) baggage booking

My itinerary involves three airlines and three sectors: Chennai(MAA) to Mumbai(BOM) - Air India Mumbai(BOM) to London(LHR) - British Airways London(LHR to Raleigh(RDU) - American Airlines Will my ...
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Can I take a car timing chain kit into a flight as checked luggage?

I am travelling from the United States to Venezuela. May I take this timing chain kit into my checked baggage?. I have tried to locate information, but it is not clear. Seems that in general you ...
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Can I take an electric fly swatter on board?

I have a 1500V electric fly swatter - the type you can get at £1 stores and on Amazon - it looks like a small tennis racket but it has 2AA batteries to kill insects. I would like to take it with me ...
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Are there lockers or luggage storage facilities at the Bruxelles-Midi station? [duplicate]

I am travelling from Paris to Cologne with a one-day stopover in Brussels. Where can I store luggage at the Bruxelles-Midi station?
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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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Long term luggage storage [duplicate]

I'm looking for a place in Brussels where I can leave my luggage (It's 28 inch suit case) for about 10 days. I found Brussels Midi train station offers storage but not sure if it offers it for such a ...
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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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Transit visa to re-check luggage in Frankfurt (different airlines)

I'm a Colombian and I'll be traveling from Turkey to Colombia connecting in Frankfurt. First leg (IST-FRA) with Turkish airlines and second (FRA-BOG) with Lufthansa. Do I need to re-check my bags in ...
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Separate flights on same itinerary

I have the following flights booked on the same itinerary, but as two separate flights (one nonstop, one 1-stop), not as one flight with two connections: ORD->BOS on United BOS->TLV, via MUC, both ...
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Does luggage need to be rechecked if you connection is in another country?

My girlfriend is traveling from Beijing to New York City. However, she has a connection in Abu Dhabi International Airport. Will she need to re-check/re-claim her baggage in Abu Dhabi or will it be ...
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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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Through checking bags on BA1 - Do you have to collect and re-check?

Every day, BA flies about a dozen flights from London to Terminal 7 in New York's JFK airport. London Heathrow doesn't offer US pre-clearance, and based on lengthy discussions on flyertalk, won't be ...
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Travel from France to Saint Louis, do I need to pick up my luggage when transiting in the US? [duplicate]

I need to travel from Paris CDG (first flight Air France, 2nd flight Delta, both cies are sky team) to Saint louis missouri via Minneapolis. During the connectiong flight from international to ...
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Left luggage storage in Frankfurt (Main) trainstation or airport

Is there a left luggage facility at the main train station or (not as ideal but it will do) the airport. I'll need to leave the luggage there (a small suitcase) for about 3 days as I take a little ...
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Rechecking bags in a transit airport (Dubai - DXB) while travelling from US to India - need transit visa? [closed]

I am travelling from Houston (IAH) to Vishakhapatnam (VTZ) via Dubai (DXB). I am travelling in Qatar from Houston to Dubai (DXB), and Air India from Dubai to Vishakhapatnam (VTZ). Need to recheck-in ...
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Cheap places to store bags in London for a few hours?

Almost all of the main railway stations in London have left luggage facilities. However, unlike in some European countries, this is a privately run place that stores your bags, rather than lockers. ...
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What to do if drugs / a bomb are planted in your travel bag?

So the scene: You're flying from Bogota, Colombia to New York, USA. You arrive, pick up your bag from the carousel, and figure you'll stuff your netbook you used on the flight into your bag now ...
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What is the best way to transport a large bike pack and 2 cases 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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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 ...