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Books are heavier, period. Your typical cheap-ass perfect-bound B&W 300-page airport paperback detective/romance novel weighs around 441 grams. A nice hardback or a big chunky guidebook will be more: Lonely Planet India is over 1 kg, and a 500-page ream of A4 printing paper is well over 2 kg! A T-shirt occupies roughly the same volume as that ...


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I often buy multiple books on trips and carry them home. For the outward bound trip, the suitcase is 10-15 lbs (4.5–7 kg) or more below the maximum weight limit. That way I know I have some room for souvenirs and books. I've also taken older clothes that I'm willing to toss out at the end of a trip. If I think there's a chance that a bag is overweight, I ...


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TSA Doesn't List Drones The closest things to drones I could find in TSA's database of packable items are radio controlled helicopters which apparently can be taken on a plane both as check-in as well as carry-on luggage. TSA even gives packing advice. Quoting from the linked site: Search Results For: RC helicopter Check or Carry-on You may ...


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If you plan on reading on the flight then keeping them with you is probably ideal. I guess it also might depend on which is more replaceable - the clothes or the books. Checked luggage sometimes gets mis-routed between flights and can be stolen while at the luggage carousel.


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A while ago (early July) I flew with Wizz Air, and they are quite strict about luggage size. Most of us had to put our bag in a box that has exactly the size you mentioned, and if anything sticks out, or it doesn't fit in, you'll have to pay extra. Thus, it is not volume restricted, but dimension restricted. Three of us had 'regular' cabin-size luggage ...


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Clothes are far lighter (and no-one weighs your take on even if there is a limit). Put your books in your take-on. A Kindle at 180g (6 oz) is far lighter than 15 books though and perhaps more convenient.


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I have encountered travelers flying from Japan to the USA, to go fishing in Alaska, that were bringing their rod cases onto the plane as a carry on. So yes it is possible to do so on international flights (hundreds of folks fly with rod cases as carry on within the USA and Canada). But I think the final decision, in your situation, will be Hong Kong ...


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A Quick googling tells us that you should be able to carry your fishing rod with you AS LONG AS it is properly packed (at least a pvc tube with screw caps, or better a proper fishing rod case ). AND be ready to check-in your fishing gear if for some reasons they do not accept it, so mark it as fragile and "handle with care" with some visible "fragile" ...



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