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

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Bringing plants on a plane from US to Denmark

I have a few small house plants I'd like to take home to Denmark when I leave the US. They're small enough so I can uproot them and pack them with wet paper in a tupperware box. And they can withstand ...
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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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Can you check an envelope? (of razor blades)

I'm traveling soon, and will be bringing everything in my carry-on. However, I'd like to bring my preferred blades for my safety razor, rather than finding whatever I can in another country (and ...
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What is the largest brand of duffel bag permitted on domestic flights?

This travel tips mentions: The maximum number of linear inches on a checked bag for most airlines is 62 inches. This means that when you add up the length, width and height of the luggage you ...
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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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Time to Recheck Bag?

I hold an American passport and will be returning from Amsterdam. The flight goes from Amsterdam to KEF in Iceland, there is 2 hour layover, then I continue to Newark. This portion of the trip was ...
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Can I take my spearfishing gun and free-diving equipment on a Cathay Pacific flight?

I'm flying from Italy to Australia with Cathay Pacific. Can I take my spearfishing gun, and other free-diving equipment with me as luggage?
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How do I carry parrots on an Indian Railway train?

I have three parrots, I have to move to another state. How can I carry parrots on Indian Railway? Note: "Indian Railways" I am asking about the procedure, what documents are required (I heard that I ...
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Check-Through with AirChina

I have booked my flight via Air China from Frankfurt (Germany) to Osaka(Japan) with one stop in Beijing(China). Can anybody tell me if there is a Check-Through service and if so what is your ...
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Traveling to Canada/US with desktop PC as Carry-on. Possible?

I'll be moving to Canada in a couple of months and I'm taking my $2.000+ PC with me. Obviously I don't want it to get damaged, specially since I'm an electrical engineer and I work with the thing. ...
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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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Baggage restrictions while travelling by connecting flights

On Qatar airways it mentions that for business class a passenger is allowed a checked bag up to 32 kgs for business class and 23 kgs for economy. My tickets are booked for business class but I could ...
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Layover in Moscow; baggage? customs?

I have a flight from JFK to SVO, then an hour layover before continuing from SVO to TLL (Tallinn) on the same airline. Will I have to recheck my bags at Moscow? Will I have to go through customs in ...
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How to carry honey jars and prevent losses?

I am flying soon and I will have a honey jar in my checked baggage. Since it is no longer brand new (I already used part of it), it is no longer hermetically closed, so I am quite afraid it will ...
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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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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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Where can I store luggage in Bogota, Colombia?

Looking for lockers or other storage places in Bogota where I can leave my luggage for a couple of days. So far I've found out there are lockers in the airport, but I'd prefer something cheaper than ...
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Can I take an extra piece of luggage to the USA?

I am flying to the USA from Bangladesh on Qatar Airways on 25 October. I know that I am allowed to take only 2 pieces of luggage at a time, but I want to take an extra one. How much would I have to ...
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Narita Airport - International Connecting Flight/ Baggage concern with non-codeshare Air Carriers

Good day! I am a Filipino citizen. I have a single itinerary ticket for a one-way trip to Tahiti, French Polynesia with a connecting flight in Narita, Japan on February 20 (Cebu -> Narita -> ...
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Where can you safely store your belongings in order to travel?

Traveling light is a sound piece of advice. For that, you need to leave your belongings behind. The issue: Suppose you plan to go on a long trip and you stop paying rent, so you have to return the ...
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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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Additional bags on Qatar Airways? [closed]

I will travel next month from Brisbane, Australia to Amman by choosing Qatar airline. How much will I pay per kilogram, because I have around 15kg. And my ticket economic ticket just 30kg.
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Check-in Luggage

I will be travelling soon from Delhi to Washington DC with a 3 day stay in Dubai. I don't want my checked in luggage during my stay at Dubai, can I check in the luggage from Delhi to Washington DC ...
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Taking 40" TV to northern Cyprus as baggage?

I'm going to northern Cyprus with Turkish airlines and want to take a 40 inch smart TV that I bought here in the UK with me. Can't find out if this is possible or how much it would cost as it weighs ...
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How many luggage are allowed in international flights and what should be their maximum weights and dimensions?

I know that one can carry 02 (two) luggage at maximum. One would go to the cargo and another would go to the cabin. But, what are their allowed maximum weights and dimensions? I would buy 02 (two) ...
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Suitcases: hard or soft? Canvas, polycarbonate or something else?

So I'm in the market for a suitcase. And let's start by making it clear that I do need a suitcase: point to point trip on a plane to a cold weather destination with lots of baby stuff, souvenirs and ...
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Why do you need to take out your laptop from your bag during airport security checks?

Why do you need to take your laptop from your bag during airport security checks? Why can't they just x-ray check the whole bag together with the laptop?
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Is a snowboard bag within the baggage allowance when flying Air China?

I'm flying to Tokyo from Shanghai on Air China to do some snowboarding and would like to know whether I can take my snowboard bag which is 160cm x 33cm x 21cm. On the Air China website, it states: ...
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Checking in baggage early with United Airlines at San Francisco

I've got like a 10 hour stopover in San Francisco (SFO) and I want to check out the city quickly. How early can I check in my luggage or are there any other solutions for the baggage problem?
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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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Can I bring a cooking knife to the Maldives?

My sister and I are travelling to Maldives the paradise Island. We want to bring cooking knife and some cooking paste for our cooking. Can we check in our sharp cooking knife in our check in luggage? ...
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Arrivals forms or customs agents may ask if you packed your own bags. Must I pack them myself or is it OK to answer in the negative to this question?

When arriving in some countries you must fill out an arrival form at customs and immigration. You may also be asked some questions by customs agents. In some countries one question is whether or not ...
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Storing luggage for a few hours near Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

Before I head home on Saturday, I want to tour upper Manhattan for one last time. My bus leaves from Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and my carry bag is very heavy to carry with me during the tour ...
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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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Luggage lockers at Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech?

Can I leave my luggage at the garden while visiting? If not, would I be allowed to take a suitcase inside?
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Baggage transfer from Dubai airport terminal 2 to terminal 3 for Emirates passenger

I am travelling from Kish to Dubai on Kish Air and from Dubai to Bangalore with Emirates. I want my baggage should transit from Kish Air to Emirates flight ie baggage transfer from Dubai airport ...
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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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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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Checking/stowing luggage in London for a stopover visit [closed]

We were planning to travel to India from New York, but we wanted to visit London/Scotland for three days. We are fine as far as the UK visa is concerned, but the problem is with the luggage. We don't ...
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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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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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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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Empty suitcase on flight

I need to take 2 big empty suitcases on a flight. Is there an increased risk of losing the suitcases? A couple of risks come to my mind: Airport conveyor might not deliver big empty suitcases well. ...
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Benefits of checking in online when checking bags

What is the benefit of checking in online for a flight when you intend to check bags at the airport? I understand some airports have special lines for people that are already checked in but are ...
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Obtain Export Certificate from Indian Customs for items in checked baggage before Check-In?

This talks about a counter after immigration, much after check-in counter. Where can I get an export certificate of customs in India? Indian Customs counter at airports in India are typically after ...
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On flying with a backpack with detachable shoulder and hip straps, when best to take them off

This is the first time I'm traveling with a backpack with detachable straps. Some insight from anyone who has done this before will be appreciated. When do you take the straps off? After security ...
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Baggage issues on Qatar Airways ticket

I am being issued a Qatar Airways ticket for Vancouver to Karachi via LA and Doha. However I was surprised to see that checked baggage allowance was 1 piece. Even though the Qatar Airways website says ...
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How to carry a banned item on a US flight?

The list of banned items is extensive, but what happens if you have a genuine need to carry something banned? The carry-on specific items is easy enough, you just check it (e.g. sharp objects), but ...
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Aerosol cans in the checked luggage?

Is it allowed to carry aerosol spray cans (deodorant, insect repellant, waterproofer, spray point, i.e. any common thing you can think of that typically comes in spray bottles) in the checked luggage ...
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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?