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Yes, you can check in anything you like as long as the airline is reasonably assured that a) it contains nothing nefarious/dangerous, and b) will survive the trip without disintegrating into bits along the way. However, what are you hoping to accomplish with the bubble wrap? The original cardboard box and its Styrofoam inserts have already been designed to ...


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010 lists other flight numbers assigned to that flight (code share flights sold by other carriers). In your example you are on three flights operated by Etihad, but seats are also sold under code share agreements by Air Berlin, Alitalia, Jet Airways, etc 050 lists the actual flight number of the operating carrier, which in your example is Air Berlin. ...


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While the shipping box is amply strong to keep the monitor from getting crushed, it is not as strong against punctures. And bubble wrap does not really address this aspect either. When I have flown with monitors, I have filled the space inside the box with folded clothing or sheets of cardboard. This helps protect the monitor if the corner of a large hard ...


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I have flown from the USA back to Asia with cured meat products (southern hog jowls) without issue. I freeze them before I go, then wrap with some insulating materials. It survives some 24 hours of traveling without a problem. Usually at intermediate airports there is no health inspection, so there shouldn't be a problem in Italy (unless you have separate ...


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Well this is one good thing about backpacker hostels. In a hostel you still may need to wait until check in time, but they should always have one or more common areas with couches, beanbags, hammocks, deckchairs, etc. where you can doze off. They also have shared bathrooms so you can have a shower almost any time. This doesn't mean you have to sleep in a ...


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Promoting a comment to an answer I think what you want is a Day Use Rate. Not all hotels offer them, but many do, especially around airports. As the name suggests, it's the use of a room in the hotel during the day, but not overnight. Typically, you'll have to be out by late afternoon, so that the room can be cleaned in time for a guest to use it from ...


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I doubt it will go bad. However, there might be other issues: Most countries have import restrictions for food due to diseases. Technically, Turkey does not allow the import of meat, although I understand that they're quite flexible with that. As a predominantly Muslim country, Bacon might raise some eyebrows in Turkey.


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As indicated in the answer of this question - 'Will my checked luggage freeze in the airplane?', the luggage hold can get down to 7C. So while your chocolates may be chilled, they're unlikely to overheat. Indeed, I've taken chocolate many times, as has the commenter and asker of that other question, and have had no problems. MAXIMUM temperature, however, ...


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Added after the edit: Since in your case booking each leg separately seems cheaper than the New Delhi-Moscow-Havana journey, my guess below was not the right one. Looking up flights between New Delhi and Moscow, I find a “Budget” economy fare (fewer bonus miles, no cancellation) for INR 20000 and a “Value” economy fare for INR 43000. Similarly, I see a ...


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As you are bringing a cycle and panniers, etc, you may find flying to be the cheapest and most convenient. Because Thailand is a popular destination for European tourists there are usually fare deals being offered. But there is no etched in stone cheapest routing, the fares vary from day to day and so you need to sit down and do some searching on the ...


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Freeze it, and put some dry ice in the container. The dry ice will keep it cold a lot longer than just insulation. Dry ice is usually ok on flights, but you do have to package it properly and tell the airline how many kilograms. The package basically has to allow the gas to vent - a styrofoam box not fully taped closed will be fine. And the weight is ...


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Some airlines have group desks or departments which will deal with individuals. You can sometimes find the group desk contact info on the airline's website, otherwise just call their reservation center and ask for the group department. Other airlines only sell through travel agencies. In general group rates are not really that much of a bargain, you can ...


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This is essentially down to Revenue Management - "how can we make the most money from this flight?" TL;DR: It saves you money in the long run, and is about filling the plane, not charging everyone the same price per mile Airlines regularly provide different prices for routes, parts of routes, different countries of purchase etc. They'll charge you ...


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When I need to measure the distance I use wdistances.com. Distance from Zurich to Helsinki is 1104,42 miles air line distance.


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In theory you're supposed to be told what applies at ticketing: Airlines and travel agents must also specify at the time of ticketing the carry-on allowance and/or charges In practice it would not surprise me to find that that does not include actual dimensions as the airlines like to retain the ability to change these without warning, as per your ...


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Additionally, many hotels do let you check in early. You might check with the hotel you have already booked. Ask them in advance if they allow early check-in, and if there's any charge. They may say there isn't early check-in, but you can check again when you arrive at the hotel the morning of your reservation. I have found that if they have rooms available ...


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To 1:) This is actually quite simple. For example, the search engine Kayak.com offers this: click on "Multi-city" and just add all the parts of your journey. Only list cities in which you want to leave the airport - there may still be layovers on the individual parts of the journey. Note that this will find airfares that are for return flights (with ...


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Airlines / immigration will check a few things: your passport should have several spare pages, and at least 6 months' validity into the future (although that probably got checked when you got your visa, make sure it's still accurate) you should have a return ticket, or evidence of a planned departure from the US (eg bus ticket out, or onward flight) ...


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If you are sure that you are going to break the return flight in ORD, I would have contacted the airline, describe the situation and ask them if they could cancel the ORD-MKE leg. After all, they currently offer you a different itinerary than what you originally booked and if canceling parts of the replacement offer is more convenient both for you and for ...


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There is no option to do this via the website as far as I can see so you'll need to contact Icelandair directly (UK contact info US contact info, see Icelandair.com for other countries).


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Standard guidelines state that for European flights you should aim to check-in two hours prior to departure. Whereas for domestic flights the Manchester airport suggests one hour. I think something in between is a good tentative plan, especially if you have luggage to check-in. Regarding the transfer time from the train station to the British Airways gate, ...


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I can't comment on how long check-in/security would take, but depending on luggage, it's at least ten minutes from the station platform to the departures lounge in the terminal, and quite possibly 20 minutes. Manchester Airport has a single, central rail station connected by long passageways with moving walkways to the terminals, so it's roughly comparable ...


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According to this nifty tool provided by the Canadian authorities, it seems that Pakistani nationals need a visa if visiting or transiting Canada: Country: Pakistan You need a visa to visit or transit Canada. Starting December 11, 2013: citizens of your country will need to provide biometrics (fingerprints and photograph) when applying for a ...


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A possible way to do 1 is to first use search engines to find out which airlines offer both flights with and without stopovers, and then book directly from the airline's website. Usually, you are able to select both legs separately among all their offered flights.


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Anecdotally, I have carried small development systems in my checked luggage a number of times (the most recently just last month, to China and back) and have had zero issues. I don't think a proper development board (without all those loose wires and maybe without the motor) looks much different than the innards of a normal electronic gadget to an X-ray. I ...



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