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The other answers are correct, but they rely on the assumption that wet wipes are not liquid, gel, aerosol, cream, or paste, without any evidence that the TSA would accept that. As you correctly pointed out in a comment, wet wipes contain liquid. How can we check whether the liquid contained in wet wipes causes them to fall under the 3-1-1 rule? Try the ...


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It depends on where you are and how you're travelling. If you need to pass through customs then the baggage collection area is typically closed to all but travellers, so requires forethought and an outlay of a flight to gain access. However in some circumstances, i.e. domestic flights, definitely in Australia and the U.S. amongst others, the statement is ...


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I can't figure out if you are mainly asking about regulations or about possible differences between planes from the same model that might interest a traveller. If you want more details on the former, you might consider asking on the aviation sister site but regarding the latter, there are definitely differences. Airlines can and do ask plane makers like ...


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By default, you would have to collect your checked baggage and re-check it again. If you book your flights with airlines on the same alliance, you may have a chance to convince the check-in agent for your first leg to check your baggage through. It is not advisable to count on this, though.


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Yes they don't check it. Why there isn't more theft? This has been discussed on Metafilter and I think this comment sums it up: The simple answer is that there's no way to know that the owner of the bag you're taking isn't standing right next to you. Throw in all the security measures nearby, and any thinking thief is going to prefer shoplifting or ...


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I have done this quite a few times but only with checking into a hotel in between. This way you are covered pretty well if something goes haywire. With transatlantic flights from Europe, a well placed positioning flight on a low cost airline followed by a traditional airline flight the next day can save you an astonishing amount of money -- the tradeoff is ...


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It's not that scary actually. To be in the arrival hall, you usually need to be traveller or find some way to go around airport security. The rightful owner of the bag is probably around too, as are many other people, and law enforcement personnel. And then you often have to walk through customs where you could be stopped or interrogated, without even ...


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Video game consoles are actually not very sensitive. Game discs or cartridges even less so. If you want to be safe, I'd do similar to what you said: carry on the two consoles (but not the cords, controllers, etc.) and the tablet. Everything else can be checked without much concern. Security will likely require the consoles and tablet to be removed from ...


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No they are not considered as liquids. The page you linked already limited the definition of liquids to (liquid, aerosol, gel, cream or paste), wet wipes do not fall under any of those, they are barely (dewy). In addition to that, I worked as a cabin crew on flights departing from the US and I can confirm I have taken some myself and was never asked and I ...


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Thankfully wet wipes are not yet subject to the 3-1-1 rule. The rule applies to: Liquids, gels, aerosols, creams and pastes Wet wipes don't fit in any of these categories. I always travel with wet wipes in my carry-on and I never once had a problem.


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Either you've been misinformed, or we're travelling on different airlines... For a flight I have next week, I've just logged into the "Manage My Booking" section of the airline's website (BA). Once I pick the flight, I see this: By picking the Special Requirements link, I can request a special meal, and additionally on the right hand menu of special ...


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General Tips and Tricks There are various guides on the web focusing specifically on how to travel with a stoma. Most of which are written by authoritative associations, such as the UK Colostomy Association, Ostomy Lifestyle, and Securicare Medical just to mention a few. For a complete, portable tips-and-tricks guide, here is a Travel Advice PDF by the UK ...


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TSA Allows Frozen Liquids Only if they Are Frozen Solid TSA allows frozen liquids if and only if they are presented frozen solid to security checks. This is in my opinion a fairly sneaky way to say good luck with that seeing as freezing water at room temperature requires a fair amount of pressure to be applied on it. You can always try to find a liquid that ...


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Airlines provide special meals as an accommodation for special needs (religious, medical, etc), not as an a la carte option. As such they make it something you have to request direct, to indirectly limit it to those who really need it. Allowing passengers to essentially order a la carte online makes catering the flight more difficult and more expensive. ...


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I am no definite expert on the topic but this customization of a flight, called ancillary services, are usually marketed to travel agents as a profit generator. First let's clarify the different actors. The airlines offer and operate flights, the GDS (Global Distribution System) companies distribute the flights to travel agents and the latter sell to the ...


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In some airports, the luggage tag on your luggage is checked against the copy typically affixed to your ticket, by airport personnel. This is exceptional, however. So, although the chances of random passengers taking other people's luggage intentionally are small, it's definitely possible in many airports. If I would have nefarious intentions, I would fly ...


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I once traveled with two consoles in my hand luggage while mobbing between countries. The most sensitive piece of the assembly are in my opinion the controllers. Anyhow if you can, take both console and controllers in your hand luggage, and leave the games in your checked piece. Should you be forced to check everything in, you can wrap each item ...


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Deterrence instead of prevention Many common practices in airports won't prevent a passenger from committing the theft, however they would be very good at identifying the thief afterwards. Airports tend to have full coverage of high quality video monitoring, they can backtrace a person in video to their plane, and they are rather sure about the identity of ...


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Some airlines, like American Airlines or Delta allow name changes before the flight. Firstly, you should check with the carrier if (and how) can you correct your mother's name. If it is not possible, she should bring her marriage certificate along with other documents that show her maiden name and her married name. Here you can check a real history (and some ...


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Your best bet is to skip the guessing game and call the airline to explain the situation as fast as possible. If they will not accept her as is, they might be able to come up with a solution for her.


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In most cases I'd expect that packing the items as a unit in checked luggage in a manner that you'd use if mailing it and placing it at the core of the checked luggage with other soft contents around it as padding would be substantially more than adequate. While baggage handling staff on occasion (at least) throw bags and while they may fall several ...


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I have been a member of Aeroflot Bonus for close to 10 years now and I must admit that they have some of the most "expensive" redemption rules. A return (round-trip) travel between Moscow and London cost 30,000 miles, for example. By comparison, the old BMI (rest in peace) only required about 9,000 miles for the same trip. You can view how many are ...


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For what it's worth, there are some airports where they do check. In particular, for domestic flights in Japan, they often (but not always) have people at the exit who verify that you've got a bag tag from check-in that matches the tag on the baggage you're taking out. Air Do: Upon arrival of destination, confirm your "baggage claim tag" by yourself. ...


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I don't know if it is still true, but when I lived in Detroit the baggage claim area was sectioned off. After you got your bags, you had to pass by a guard and show your bag stub(s) matched your bag(s). I haven't been to Detroit in a long time, so this practice may have changed.


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People miss flights all the time. As it is the last leg of your trip there is nothing the airline can do (normally they would cancel further flights) and as you have a visa immigration won't care that you didn't leave. Don't advertize what is happening ( do not tell the airline checkin the whole story). If anyone asks, they do not know where Mr. Sole is.


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To answer your question, there is a way to "buy a series of one way tickets that would follow the first itinerary?" I created Stopover Search Engine that does exacly this. You combine several one-ways to create custom itinerary and get to use stopovers as additional destinations. Often cheaper then Round Trips but not always. I wrote a blog post ...


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For question 1: As for flights with stopovers I developped a tool that is usefull if you want to travel in this way: questorganizer.com It combines only one way flights and adds a stopover. For question nr 2: Combining two one-way flights is often cheaper than direct RT ticket. That is because you can combine low cost airlines ect. If you like travel you ...


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The surface area is bigger when it is hollow. More the surface area means that it helps cool the drink faster.



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