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The primary purpose of most luggage locks is not to guard against a bag being opened by unauthorized persons, but rather to ensure that the bags don't get opened by things they brush against. They may also provide some protection against the possibility of a bag being opened by the owner of a similar-looking bag who mistook it for his own (unless that other ...


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Baggage theft in the USA is no worse than in Europe, as long as you have no valuables in your luggage you have no worries. And for the opportunistic thief, a lock is a flag that says there maybe something worth stealing in the bag. I never lock my bags, and with more than a million miles flying have only lost one maglight flashlight out of my bags in all ...


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TSA approved travel locks are a joke. TSA (and anyone who cares) has a master key which will open it. The locks are very light weight, and easy to break. So, in my opinion, a TSA-approved lock is good for exactly one thing: Slowing someone down who might try to get into your bag in your presence. That is to say, on a bus, or train, or in the airport. ...


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Nothing to add to Gilles informative answer - it's fantastic information there is a footbridge (but for the OP's question, a four hr stopover is too short). However, if you're staying at the airport hotel, the sheraton, here's what would be a terrific "urban jog" which is a 10k, making the novotel on the other side your destination. Enjoy.


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Hong Kong airport is on an island. There is nothing else on that islands except an exhibition center and related activities (ferry terminal, hotel, …). In order to go anywhere interesting, you need to cross to the neighboring island of Lantau, Tung Chung being the first neighborhood when going from the airport to anywhere overland. While I think there is a ...


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Walking directions for Google maps says yes, it's possible: https://goo.gl/maps/MVoPY 57 min, 4.6 km from Airport station to the center of Tung Chung. Now I haven't tried this myself, and walking directions remain officially in beta... but a random Street View sampling indicates that the suggested route does have pedestrian walkways of some kind, including ...


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Home airlines will always know gate information early because they have priority slots that are unlikely to change. For example BA at LHR, and therefore I presume american airlines in the US


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At that time in the morning The journey usually takes just over an hour. If you look at the time tables you will see that as the day progresses national express allow extra time for the service to run. Depending on where you are in London you might also want to consider two other options. National express and easy bus offer a joint service to Luton ...


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Some airports charge their own departure fee (to help fund airport operations) that is not included in the ticket price. Until about 2009 or so, this was also the case for the airport in Christchurch, New Zealand (I think it was about NZ$25). At that time they changed to include the departure fee in the ticket price for departing passengers. This makes it a ...


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The terminal is bigger (and now air conditioned!) but the lines for entry are no better than before. In addition, the government has encouraged travel agencies not to provide "VIP service" where you can pay $30 or so to skirt the line. The travel agent I spoke with said that the restriction would probably be loosened again in 3 months or so. "VIP Service" ...


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The gov.uk website will have more information on this. As long as you don't plan on leaving the airport you should be considered as transit. Heathrow has a lot of shops and restaurants you can go to during your layover.


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Munich airport free WiFi is now available for as long as you want! Munich Airport rolls-out unlimited free wifi


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Google seems to have moved on since:


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If you arrive at the airport to find your luggage slightly broken, the luggage wrapping service will be a good solution. It is a better solution that buying a new suitcase in the airport. Reference: How to dispose of a broken suitcase at an airport?


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A lot of people answered, but here is another reason. Its to make sure your item isn't damaged or opened while loading/unloading. Some airlines will refuse to check your luggage if its not wrapped correctly. During a recent trip, I was told to wrap a wheelchair in this plastic cocoon before the agent would accept it.


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Screening at the gate is done at a number of other major airports, including Singapore Changi, Kuala Lumpur International, etc. And it has one massive advantage from the airport operator's point of view: you don't need to separate arrivals and departures. This means that instead of essentially duplicating all routes to the aircraft (one for passengers ...


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If it's a transfer where you're already behind security, sleep at the departing gate of your next flight in a highly visible area to the flight personnel. When the flight attendants call for last call, chances are they'll see you and wake you up to get on the plane. Your 7:30am flight is likely the first or perhaps second flight, so you're even likely to be ...


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They are known as taggants. I found an article about them on Wikipedia. Hope it helps.


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Normally, it is not possible to move freely between terminals at Heathrow, unless you book a shopping transfer. You need to check in and clear security in your departure terminal, and then otherwise need to stay there. On arrival, if you're transferring to another terminal, you do that before clearing security, so you can't enter the other terminal ...


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The answer is yes. Terminals 1, 2 and three are 5-10 minutes walking from each other. There is a good navigation system and signing everywhere as well. So it should not be a problem for you to walk to the lounge in a different terminal.


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Is it usual, no. Does it happen, yes. Baggage travels from the terminal to plane side in a variety of conveyances, some which are covered and protected from rain, some which are not. And unfortunately, there is really no covered area plane side where they could move the uncovered baggage cart to if it starts raining. While you may see the ramp staff ...


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If you don't pick up your bag, it will be left on or by the belt for a little while, then taken to the baggage desk as an unclaimed bag. Eventually they will send it off to their storage area, but as long as you get there to claim it within an hour or so of landing it likely will still be at the desk.


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Unclaimed bags typically are collected and go to a special handling area where they're stored for a while before being seized and eventually either destroyed or auctioned off. That's not specific to ORD, it's common practice all over. But why do things like that in the first place? Why not get your luggage and then go get something to eat? There are no ...


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No, the rules are not different. Currently the rules for liquids are exactly the same in US and EU. The rules are: Containers up to 100mL (3.4oz) In clear bag up to 1L (1 quart) One bag per passenger Also in both in US and EU exceptions apply, but they are especially the same: US – „Medically required liquids, such as medications, creams and breast ...


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Just so we are clear. Security at airport(s) in Brussels is not the responsibility of the US TSA even if flight is coming from or going to the US. If you're interested you can go to the Brussels Airport Site on Bags & Security for more details on what is and is not allowed on board which among other restrictions states: Medicines and dietary ...


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At Keflavík, there are scheduled arrivals and departures as late as 2AM. The tax free shop is open 24h, but it is difficult to find the opening hours for the other shops, cafés and restaurants. At least Kaffitár, a coffee shop, is open until 1AM and serves snacks and light meals.



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