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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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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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In any case, if it is not framed, I would consider rolling it up and putting it into a cardboard picture tube. There are some with a fairly large diameter. Most universities send out the diplomas in such tubes anyhow. Otherwise, get 1 envelope, 2 layers of hard cardboard, and a larger envelope, best a padded one. You put the diploma into the envelope. Then ...


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I had the opportunity to check the measures of the Ryanair "baggage sizer" yesterday even though I hadn't a meter with me. My hand luggage fitted almost perfectly so I can say that the size of the baggage sizer is roughly 23 x 43 x 50 (the last measure is probably the least important one since it is open on top). In the end, you have something like 3 or 4 ...


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There are blogs on the subject of what actually happens with the confiscated items: The Week TSA and there are a few others. Basically TSA confiscated items that can be resold are being resold through the Surplus program run by the state where the airport is located. So for example in Pennsylvania Department of General Services Surplus Operations ...


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I think this is going to vary a lot depending on where you're flying to/from, on which airline, and how recent the latest scare was or new rules were put in place. For instance I always used to travel with in-line skates and I always brought them on as one of my items of hand luggage because their weight might push my checked luggage over the limit or ...


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There is a mention that there is no weight restriction on the Cabin baggage unless they impose it separately per flight. 20.3.1 passengers are permitted one piece of Cabin Baggage which must comply with the following criteria: • the maximum dimensions of the Cabin Baggage may not be any larger than 56x45x25cm (including wheels, pockets and ...


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I think I found the answer. Most airport has this facility where you can drop-off (store) your carry one and pick it up before flight. There is usually a fee for it. This links is for Heathrow Airport 9 pounds/day This link is for Abu Dhabi Airport 20 durham/day


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In the USA, the airline will accept purchases made after the security checkpoint because of the liquids rule. You can have liquids 3oz and under in a quart-sized bag at the checkpoint, and purchase larger bottles of liquid (eg, bottled water) after. Security does not enforce an airline's carry-on policy -- that's not their job.


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It depends on the airline. Jet Blue makes no mention of airport shop items in their carry-on policy, but the United Airlines policy states that "a limited amount of duty-free merchandise or food purchased in the airport" doesn't count against the carry-on limit and the Delta policy doesn't count "food or drink purchased after clearing the security ...


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When I went from US to India, I decided to carry my desktop with me, minus the monitor. The main reason being I didn't find the corresponding motherboard specs in India (although it would be available in a few months!). As I knew how to put together a computer and also knew that I could buy a new case in India, I dismantled the entire computer and took only ...


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What you seem to need are waterresistant rolling bags like that. Ortlieb is a well-known brand name, but also a bit expensive. If you look out in outdoor stores or motorbike stores (they have often inexpensive bags which are used to store things which should not get wet), you should be able to get an inexpensive brand.


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There is no particular restriction against as far as I have known and seen. I was once made to show it to the security inspector but I have traveled with one and similar items through dozens of countries without any issues. One other time, it was a audio-cable extension which got an extra look by security. They let it in anyway and I suspect it looks exactly ...


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I can tell you I have done this many times and have carried over 15kg in my coat that has 7 big pockets. I know this because as I was waiting in the queue in Poznan, there was a free scales (unlike UK airports) and I had an idea to see just exactly how much I had in there. The airline did not bat an eyelid.


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While returning to the US, KLM at Heathrow recently required that my carry-on bag and personal items be weighed. They then required me to check the carry on for around $100 US - even though it met the size requirement. This was very aggravating, since never before have I been asked to weigh carry on items, and I was not charged when I flew with the same ...


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At some airports or some terminals of some airports (all the example I have in mind are in Europe, it did not happen to me elsewhere), the security check happens directly at the gate. In that case, the personnel might know about the airline's policy and check accordingly. In one particular case at a small German airport, I remember being asked to go back to ...


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The Eagle Creek Specter cube series seems to be just what I am looking for. Still a packing cube design for easy access, but non-mesh for liquid protection. On top of that, it is translucent to allow cursory inventorying, and is supposed to be especially light. I'll let you all know how my purchase fares.


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My experience with Jet Blue that first baggage is free plus they allow to check in a car seat and also a carriage they even let you walk with the baby in the carriage till the flight for your convenience and over there they take it over and you getting it back right when exiting flight. All The Best!



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