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Realistic toy guns are banned in the UK. Based on the information on that page, it seems quite likely that this would qualify and therefore be banned. The penalty for trying to import it could be up to a £5000 fine or 6 month prison sentence. This mainly hinges on whether this gun is considered "realistic". In the U.S. an orange tip on a gun is ...


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IMHO the problem here is that the UK law forbids importing imitation firearms. Quoting from the Guide on Firearms Licensing Law found on Gov.uk: Section 36 of the Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006 makes it an offence for a person to manufacture, sell, import or cause a realistic imitation firearm to be brought into Great Britain. As it turns out, an ...


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The following is a list of the sort of items you should include in your cabin luggage (eg. not your checked luggage): All valuables (jewelry, money, etc) Important documents (passport, itinerary, hotel reservations, medical prescriptions, etc) All electronics (phone, laptop, mp3 players, etc) Anything fragile or which might break due to rough or careless ...


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A few bonus tips to go with Roddy of the Frozen Peas excellent answer: Don't make the bag too big, as it will be taking up some of your legroom. Some aircraft have electronics boxes for the in-flight entertainment system under the seat, which further reduces the available space. You can always put it in the overheard if there's space, particularly if you ...


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When I'm on flights that long what I like to do is carry a larger backpack with a smaller bag inside of it that has the stuff I'll want in-flight. The larger backpack additionally has stuff that I want access to in an airport or in case of getting stranded overnight from a flight cancellation or missed connection. Putting the smaller bag inside the larger ...


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The video on demand is served from an onboard media server and is not using any of the available bandwith of the in many cases very slow internet connection available on flights.


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There doesn't seem to be a comprehensive list of airport strikes, because: There isn't a centralized union for airport employees in Europe Different parts of the airport can go on strike: baggage handlers, security, pilots, traffic controllers, taxi drivers, cleaning personnel, etc The level of disruption is highly variable: not every strike causes a full ...


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You can buy the ticket from United, and it will be on "United Stock" (the e-ticket will start with their numbers, once upon a time it would literally have been printed on paper with their logo) even though it will be on "Air Canada metal" for the first and possibly second leg. It will be called something like United 4321 operated by Air Canada. This is how ...


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Anything valuable and all important documents for your travel should be as close to you as possible. This means your passport, boarding passes (unless using electronic ones but I will bring a printed copy too), address at your destination plus any other necessary documentation to pass immigration and customs at your destination airport, including potential ...


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In the good old days when I was younger and travel was more .... civilized and less reliant on technology, family seating was a non issue. We were 6 kids and two adults and were all seated together. In fact, the row of seats that had baby bassinet hooks were exclusively reserved for families. These days, the only rules that airlines absolutely must follow ...


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It should not be an issue, but maybe you should bring some other form of identification along with you, such as a driver license (or indeed a few credit cards, checkbook, etc..), but something with your photo on it is best I guess. Or just contact the airline, I'm sure you're not the first one.


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No, you can't, because no such airlines exist. [Transport Canada] requires domestic air services operators [...] to be majority-owned and controlled by Canadians. [ref] You could book a flight from Vancouver to LA on a US airline, of course. And might be able to book a flight to LA from Toronto via Vancouver through a US airline (through codesharing) ...


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No, you will not. As you are a Mexican citizen, you have the right to enter Mexico and stay there as long as you like, and since your passport is still valid, it's acceptable ID for airlines.


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The worldwide luggage limit was 70 pounds or 32 kilos for decades. Airlines smelled blood in the water and figured out how to squeeze every last drop of revenue from their passengers by restricting and charging for accompanied luggage. Brazil gave the airlines a hearty middle finger and kept the rules the same as they have always been. If any airlines ...


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Booking in advance at the airport will usually save you around the same amount as the $9 fare club, you can't get both discounts. This a great option for anyone who has easy access to one of their airport locations.



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