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It isn't a weapon, tool, flammable, explosive, chemical or liquid, so I can't imagine that it would be a problem. It isn't listed by the TSA as a prohibited item. I'd say just put it in the bottom of your bag and not worry about it. If you are travelling internationally, you may have an issue with customs depending on your country of origin and destination, ...


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Here's what customs rules in India state (the 'free allowance' referred to is for personal items, and the duty-free allowance of alcohol cigarettes): One laptop computer (notebook computer) over and above the said free allowances mentioned above is also allowed duty free if imported by any passenger of the age of 18 years and above. So obviously, ...


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The problem isn't the Thermometer bit, it's the mercury bit. Mercury and Aluminium really don't play well together. Well, depending on your point of view, you might say they play excellently together, but the outcome is you destroy the structure and strength of your aluminium. The problem with this is that much of the plane (including the fuselage) is made ...


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No. Restricted items may only be carried in checked luggage. However, Singapore Airlines permits you to check at least 30 kg for free, so I would suggest you simply check your carry-on luggage.


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Knives don't go in carry-on, period. (maybe really small ones, depending on the country.) The material the knife is made of doesn't matter. Ceramic, wood (ebony will hold a nice edge), bone, flint and so on have all made fine weapons millenia before steel. If you do pack a non-metallic weapon in the darker corners of your carry-on, and they find it, you ...


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When you're making rules like this, simplicity and objectivity are vital. You don't want (whether you're a traveller, a supervisor of the security staff, or a person trying to prevent terrorism) a situation where security staff need to make decisions on their feet based on whether the passenger's story is good enough or any other kind of judgement call. Hmm, ...


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The rules about knives through airport security vary from country to country. Generally, they all include "a blade over x cm in length". While x may vary, your blade looks to be at most 4 cm or 1.5". So if the rule is a blade over 5cm/2" is not allowed, you'll be fine. I think that is the rule most places, and there was talk of raising it to 7cm in the US ...


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If you are talking about a personal mirror like the one ladies carry in their purses, then it's fine. But if you are talking about a large mirror like the ones to be hanged on the wall, then it's a different story. My day-to-day job is about this kind of things. There is nothing clear regarding Glass or Mirrors. For example, Glass bottles are totally fine, ...


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No, a standard 22" rollaboard suitcase won't fit in a CRJ overhead bin. In my experience, most airlines that fly the CRJ and similarly sized regional aircraft use a "gate check" system: luggage that is of "carry-on size" (i.e. would fit in a larger airliner's bin) but doesn't actually fit in the bin on the aircraft in use will be taken from you at the gate, ...


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I guess while pens in theory could be used to cause pain, as could some types of shoes or household keys, and they're allowed. I assure you, you'll have zero problem taking an ordinary ballpoint or ink pen (or pencil) on a flight - unless you have some weird pen in the shape of a dagger or something :)


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I've had two battery packs / power banks, and travelled to several countries with several airlines, taking them as carry on, without any problem...until... Last year, I flew from Tokyo Haneda, via Beijing, China to Vancouver, Canada. In Beijing, Chinese officials sent me to a security point, where several people including myself had our power banks taken ...


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Most major airlines are fairly lax regarding the weight of carry-on bags - even when they do officially publish a limit. Unfortunately for you, AirNZ is an exception. Both Air NZ themselves, as well as the major airports in New Zealand, do frequently check carry-on bags and if they are over 7Kg you will be forced to check them. If your bag looks light ...


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According to Delta's Baggage page you can check the child seat at curbside and doesn't count as standard baggage allowance. For JetBlue it's the same thing. If the child doesn't fly with you it will count as baggage allowance in a standard way. They definitely won't let you bring it aboard the aircraft but they may not even let you bring it through ...


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Out of first hand experience with this as a previous cabin crew, sometimes the cabin crew of a flight signal the ground agents about the overhead compartments being full in the middle of the boarding process, so to avoid possible delays if removing excess hand luggage from the cabin is needed, the ground agents will prohibit cabin luggage for the remaining ...


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Internationally is a problem for soil, but not domestic. You shouldn't have an issue with TSA at all.


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Yes you can take your video games CDs safely through airport scanners. Airport scanners (either X-ray scanners or magnetic field scanners) won't damage CDs or DVDs by any means. Both CDs and DVDs are optical storage media and X-Rays do not interfere with them...


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If you do take it and store it in the hold, I'd suggest removing the harddrive. You don't want that bashed around by other suitcases. Taking it as carry-on - as long as it fits in their luggage dimensions (the airline you're using will have this on their website) and is under their weight restrictions (you sure it weighs less than 8kg?), then there's no ...


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A friend of mine has a small glass (beer, wine, vodka, whisky, etc.) collection and I buy glasses every now and then for him when I travel. I know it's probably not the same but most of the tips can probably be applied to any other fragile item. Glasses can be very fragile, specially the ones with a foot. I have transported them both in hand luggage and ...


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"Normal" airlines are fairly lax on the baggage requirements. If your checked baggage is a little bit over (say 1 kg or so) or slightly bigger than usual, nobody's going to make a fuss about it. Same goes for hand luggage -- they are almost never going to check its size or weight (although restrictions do exist, 8kg per bag IIRC) if it looks okay. You might ...


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I believe "standard" tubes of toothpaste are about 6 ounces or more. This would not be allowed within the US as TSA regulations limit liquids and gels to containers of at most 3.4 oz (100 ml). Larger containers which are partially empty are specifically forbidden. See http://www.tsa.gov/311/311-carry-ons.shtm.


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It probably depends on how your cheese grater is constructed. You can see the official list of prohibited items on the TSA web site. The most relevant section seems to be the "sharp objects" section, which lists: Box Cutters Ice Axes/Ice Picks Knives - except for plastic or round bladed butter knives Meat Cleavers Razor-Type blades - such as ...


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Whether your cabin baggage gets weighed really depends on what airport and what airline you are flying with. With most full-service airlines, they don't bother weighing baggage as long as it meets the size restrictions - and sometimes they don't even check that. The bit about size restrictions is because at some airports, at a security counter itself they ...


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As you're going from Terminal 5 to Terminal 1 you will need to re-clear security, and your duty free liquids will not be allowed through regardless of how they are packaged. Normally the solution to this would be to put the duty free in your checked luggage after clearing customs, but given that you're on a "pre-cleared" flight you are correct in that your ...


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While I was going to add this as a comment, I think it's more suitable as what SHOULD be the answer. While it may be fun to do, environmentally you really shouldn't do it. In addition to potential disease transfers, bugs or contamination, if everyone did this, think how it'd affect the beach! You're essentially doing what would take erosion a lot longer ...


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Unless your power supply is DC (i.e. you will only be plugging into an airplane, auto, or marine DC socket), there is no escaping the brick, which contains a transformer for reducing voltage and converting current from the wall into something the laptop can use. As it operates based on its physical properties (e.g. size of core, number of coils), reducing ...


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I believe what you're looking for is called the Knifeless Leatherman. 8 in | 19 cm Ruler Bottle Opener Can Opener Hard-wire Cutters Large Screwdriver Needlenose Pliers Phillips Screwdriver Regular Pliers Scissors Small Screwdriver Wire Cutters Wire Stripper but importantly, NO KNIVES!


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In practice (as opposed to "officially")... I carry one of these on my keychain, with 6 or 7 other keys. I've flown US domestic flights with it about half a dozen times and never had a problem. I gave one to all my coworkers for Christmas a few years back. One of these coworkers is a Muslim woman who wears a hijab. She flies a lot, and ALWAYS gets ...


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As an objective criteria I would suggest packing things so that the suitcase could be dropped from a height of 3' (1m) in any orientation without damage. Doing that, I have had no problems with broken glass bottles or other relatively fragile stuff. If you can fit the items into a shoe or boot, that helps, and of course surround it with clothes and keep it ...


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It would depend on the security officer that checks you in and the country where your flight originates. TSA doesn't allow frying pans especially cast iron ones it's check only as evidenced in a blog from Forbes. TSA also has a mobile app now that you can look at. But since it's a flight originating from another country TSA rules may not apply so ...


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According to the TSA's "Can I Bring..." web site (also available on their Mobile App) you CAN bring your Cheese Grater in either Carry-on or checked-in luggage. Search Results For: cheese grater Check or Carry-on You may transport this item in carry-on baggage or in checked baggage. For items you wish to carry-on, you should check with the ...



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