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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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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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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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Added after the edit: Since in your case booking each leg separately is actually 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 ...


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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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Most airlines limit the number of seats on each flight for upgrades. Sometimes there's a fixed number from the outset, but otherwise they may release them in bits - a few at a time. If it turns out tickets for a date are really popular, it's better for them to sell pricey tickets, and offer upgrades on the quieter days. So some more may come up if you ...


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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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Wikipedia is actually quite useful for that. It has a list of airports in the country. I can easily find flights to some of them on the usual search engines, mostly with TAP through Lisbon. TACV, the flag carrier, also appears to offer many flights. If you want to do a “broad search”, without specifying an airport, you can also use rome2rio, Skyscanner or ...


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A few options: Use a straw, place it over the jack and then inhale a bit till the dust is in the straw - discard the straw. Toothpick, although this might only be given after the plane is above its initial climb. Just blow across the top of phone, holding it perpendicular to your mouth.


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Friend reported back, he successfully resolved it in flight using two items from the inflight-meal, Macguyver style: A broken off prong of a plastic fork a drop of water from his free water the two combined were able to extract said items from the headphone jack.


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Before attempting any of these solutions, turn the device off just to be on the safe side. I thought of a few more plausible solutions: You could try with a cotton swab (Q-tip). First remove any excess cotton from the tip and use the hard plastic to poke at the paper until it comes out. You could even deform the plastic to make a sharp point out of it, ...


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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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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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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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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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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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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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As long as you declare everything you bought overseas and/or cannot produce evidence they were purchased in India, you won't have a problem. Note, however, you will probably owe import duty & taxes for those items you take home that didn't originate there. For an example of what you may expect to pay, you could try this calculation page. Also note that ...


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A paperclip bent out a bit. It also works as a tool to change SIMs (when traveling internationally) and hardw and hardware reset button tool.


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I tried checking the website for Frankfurt's airport but all it says is: In most cases, your bags will be forwarded to your final destination. Please inquire when checking in to make sure this is the case, while mentioning that you are only changing planes in Frankfurt. A sufficient number of luggage carts are available in both terminals. Generally ...


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There are several travel golf bags that will protect your clubs in the hold, as bags can get thrown around quite a bit. For example, Bagboy has two hard-cases. Hard cases are recommended over soft as some airlines won't pay for damage caused to clubs in soft cases. If you want a cheap option, some pvc piping to protect the clubs, wrapped inside a soft bag ...


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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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