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At the end of the day it is your responsibility to make sure that you have the required Visas/etc for the country you are travelling to. However it is the airlines responsibility to check that you at least appear to meet the required entry requirements, which would include having a visa for the country, or a passport from a country that does not require a ...


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Based on my experience, I see nothing at all in such a kit that would raise any objections in checked baggage. They might open it up and have a look but there's nothing dangerous there. Except the silicone sealant they're all inert parts and nothing is going to leak out. Only flammable adhesives (which silicone is not) are prohibited. Suggest leaving the ...


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Remove the battery from the device and isolate the connectors on each AA battery as a precaution. You should have no trouble, if Customs asks, tell them what it is and let them decide.


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From the FAQ of Global Entry: http://www.cbp.gov/faqs/can-i-join-global-entry-if-i-am-not-us-citizen-or-us-lawful-permanent-resident Global Entry is also available to citizens of the Netherlands who are enrolled in FLUX and Korean Smart Entry Service members. Citizens of Germany, Panama, and Mexico may also apply for Global Entry. Canadian NEXUS members ...


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I had a small amount of beach sand from a Florida beach and it was confiscated by TSA agents at the Tampa airport. The sand came from a relatives beachfront home and they said it was ok for me to have it.


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I know that different Muslims interpret the rules around dogs slightly differently, and I am not a scholar of Islam, but there is one piece of pragmatic advice I can contribute here. I understand that many Muslims believe that if a dog touches your clothes, it is forbidden to pray in those clothes until they have been washed three times. This can be very ...


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This is a guess rather than something I know, but it may be worth checking if it's possible to request to be searched by means other than a sniffer dog. They may be willing to have a human (or maybe even trained bees) search you instead.


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Getting sniffed by a dog is not prohibited in Islam. See this if you want the relevant discussion. In fact, dogs can be kept as pets as long as they are for defence, herding etc. and not as recreational animals. You may also want to post this separately in islam.stackexchange.com. Even if you ignore the above - dogs at airports don't sniff people, they ...


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I have met the "fruit sniffing" dog several times and am aware (from watching Border Security) of currency-sniffing and firearms-sniffing dogs in addition to the classic drug-sniffers. Generally, these dogs sniff people's bags more than people. (The Canadian beagle that met my flight from the Caribbean once sat [the dog's signal] about my bag, but the ...


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TSA isn't going to let you anywhere near the gate with that. They don't care about deactivated. Looks real/it's real as far as they are concerned. Since someone complained about a lack of sources: https://www.tsa.gov/traveler-information/firearms-and-ammunition Realistic replicas of firearms: No.


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Ignoring the fact that it's a bazooka, are you sure it isn't too big for cabin baggage anyway ? Even dismantled, it looks quite long. BA's maximum size for cabin baggage is: 56cm x 45cm x 25cm (see: http://www.britishairways.com/en-gb/information/baggage-essentials/hand-baggage-allowances ) Is it less than 56cm long dismantled and boxed up ? If not, you ...


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BA's website is crystal clear: All firearms (including replica and decommissioned) and ammunition are restricted under UK law and may be carried only with advanced notification and with the appropriate licences and documentation. ... Each case containing firearms or ammunition is subject to a £50 charge at check-in each way to cover the cost of our ...


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There's a reasonably decent American mystery novel that features a courtroom scene with the defense attorney asking the Court to weigh the evidence. (The defendant is charged with smuggling.) The judge replies that he always weighs the evidence, but the attorney means literally. Without the drugs, it matches the weight on the checked baggage receipt. With ...


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You can put almost anything in a checked luggage that you can normally carry with you outside the airport. You're even allowed to carry a gun on planes, in fact, it gets you past the lines since they have to check you in separate... I've done Cabin check before where you clean the planes and get them ready for the next passengers and I would find live ...


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The TSA website does not list casings as a prohibited nor restricted item. Given than live ammunition is listed as being allowed as a checked-in item (given it is packed correctly), i doubt spent casings are an issue at all. I couldn't easily find a list from IATA, but that could be helpful for the international and Russian domestic legs of your trip. IATA ...


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Answer : co-incidence or rather obvious planning. Discussion: Suppose you were designing an area to filter physical content (things & stuff) on it's way to airplanes, in direct opposition to the intentions of potentially violent non-law abiding people. Imagine a box directly next to your area in which at any time these potentially violent non-law ...


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Because there are plenty of postal services you can use before you reach the airport. If you couldn't be bothered to pay attention to what you were putting in your luggage before you got to security, that's your own fault; I see no reason for an airport to expend the cost of making up for it.


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There are services like that in Germany. I twice forgot to check in my Victorinox knife, and they found it during the hand luggage control step. So they just offered this service and it was sent back to me to Moscow by mail. It was in Berlin in two different airports. It worked like that: you pick an envelope from a stand nearby and put your thing there. ...


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Even if they don't, it's a matter of being a bit quick and resourceful. If you have sufficient time it should not be a problem. Same thing happened to me at Schiphol with a rather expensive Leatherman Tool. Went back out, down to the newspaper stand and brought a boatload of postage stamps. They were even kind enough to give me a free envelope (otherwise I ...


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Many US airports do in fact have a "mail back" kiosk near security, where you can drop off your pocket knife, attach a form with your address and some money (postage plus a hefty markup), and have it mailed back to you. Airport Mailers is one of the companies that operates these kiosks; they claim to have kiosks in these 22 airports (elsewhere on their site ...


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The usual process is simple enough, and free. Have someone like a parent or whoever bought the ticket contact the airline and give the the name(s) of whoever you want to meet the passenger. That person(s) goes to the ticket counter and picks up the gate pass then goes thru security just like normal. We are doing this today - my wife and I - at Atlanta to ...



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