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In theory you're supposed to be told what applies at ticketing: Airlines and travel agents must also specify at the time of ticketing the carry-on allowance and/or charges In practice it would not surprise me to find that that does not include actual dimensions as the airlines like to retain the ability to change these without warning, as per your ...


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Let's not be naive here, the world runs on "grease". Take the phones and put them underneath a box of chocolates and tape a $20 bill (or whatever your equivalent is) to the top of the chocolates. The customs officer will understand.


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It quite often depends on the airline. From tomorrow, for example, Jetstar is going to be strictly limiting carry-on to 7kg (~15.5lbs). AirNZ sometimes does, sometimes doesn't. Emirates may well only weigh if your bag looks heavy, big, or if they have time. Basically, yes, you'll need to put more in your checked luggage. Your carry-on is supposed to be ...


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Recently, (Pursuant to Indian Union Budget 2014) the limit which (as I last saw when I travelled into India) was Rs. 45,000 for countries other than a few neighbouring countries and all the information relating to this change are contained in the link below. http://www.cbec.gov.in/customs/cs-act/notifications/notfns-2014/cs-nt2014/csnt50-2014.pdf Read ...


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In the US, certain "tools" are not allowed on planes any more than "knives". I had left a small Torx wrench in my pocket once - like an Allen key but with a star shaped head, about 8 cm long. It was confiscated as a "tool" (I guess they thought I would unscrew the cockpit door with it). But that was about 10 years ago. These days, the TSA prohibits any ...


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Most airports in "Schengen" follow all of the EU guidelines the IATA guidelines their own rules which they change every week (or while you are being controlled, or which the security guy makes up any way he feels) ... whichever is the most restrictive. The Frankfurt airport makes the first two available online in concise form, although only in German: ...


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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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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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One thing I noticed is that more expensive hotels tend to have softer mattresses and fluffier pillows. While probably not universal, it might be worth experimenting with selecting a slightly lower class hotel, or just a different chain. In extreme cases, sleeping on the floor is of course an option, even at home I have to do that sometimes when I've a ...


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If your items are new or appear to be new, it would be best to register them with US Customs before departing the USA to avoid duty hassles on the way back. The items you plan to leave, should also be registered in case you can not leave them in Japan, but I would do a separate registration for them to avoid the "where is such & such" questions when you ...



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