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I've seen them used, by my family and others, and it's generally not been a problem. A few points to consider - they're more easily used as (disposable) check in bags, because someone else will be carrying them - for a carry-on, you might want to devise a strap or the like to lift with, as it does get annoying to carry a box (particularly a heavy one, to ...


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Years ago I did this when I moved to a new country. I wanted to bring my desktop computer, so I measured it to confirm it was within the allowed measurements, and traveled with it wrapped in very soft cardboard. I did complete my three flights without issues, but it did raise some eyebrows with the employees: at one check-in counter the employee claimed ...


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Be prepared to have the box X-ray'd and to open the box for inspection, other than that, I don't see why not.


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In general, as long as the box meets the size and weight restrictions for carry-on luggage, you can bring it into the cabin. Luggage restrictions generally do not concern the material from which the luggage is made.


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According to Transavia website and Vueling you're allowed to take 45x40x25 and 40x20x55 accordingly. Both sites say 10 kg max. Make sure it is only one piece, so no purse, no laptop bags, etc. allowed (put them inside the biggest one). I have Samsonite small bag that sold with "cabin size" label (something like this), and I never had any problems to get on ...


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Adding to the answer of @chx (+1), I have traveled within Europe as recently as January 2016 with 2-3 external hard drives (and some other electronics) in my carry-on and while it did win me a selection for the explosives test, there was no problem whatsoever and security staff was very chill about it.


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A lot of threads on both Tripadvisor and Flyertalk confirms there is no problem. Even a less than a year old thread on 10-12 hard drives have lots of reports of no problems. Photographer here who often does similar/the same: you're totally fine. I have had TSA ask me to power up my laptop and tablet but never a portable HD I've traveled with 3-...


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From an airport security standpoint I think the helmet should cause no problems in your carry-on. The TSA prohibited item search tool does not mention bicycle helmets. It does however mention all other types of helmets including motorcycle helmets, which are considerably tougher than bicycle helmets and can be used as an offensive weapon. Interestingly ...


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I have done this many times with a standard roll-away suitcase. I see no reason that a backpack would be different. I have always joked that if anyone hassles me, I will wear the helmet, and say I have fear of flying.


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I've done this...mostly. At the last minute, I thought about a big bag of unidentified powder, and stuffed the whole bag in a smaller empty protein powder container. It didn't even matter that it was a different powder from the one I was taking (which had a much larger canister) - the packaging let it go through without difficulty. Stories I've head say ...


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I don't think you have right to use the overhead bin. The airlines have restrictions on dimensions of carry-on baggage and the checked ones. Whether they apply them stricly is up to them. Once I was asked right before entering the plane to let my hand baggage be transported as checked one. They put random code on it and I've almost lost it - there was ...


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Don't have much to say that hasn't already been said. I've been on some airlines where the bin above row 1 is reserved for passengers in row 1 and has a sign to say so. I've never been in an airline where the seat above the exit row has been so marked. Not all airlines restrict you storing items under the seat in front if you're in the exit row. Airlines in ...


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Do I have any right about the overhead bin above my sit? Could I ask the flight attendant to remove some of the bags to make room for me? No, you do not. The overhead bins are not guaranteed to anyone. The flight attendant will try to accommodate you by placing your bags in any space overhead; or subject to there being no space, they may place them in ...


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Don't be that guy. Yes, some things about travel you are entitled to as a matter of right: entry into your own country, rebooking if your flight is canceled, compensation if your luggage is lost. About those things, you can (politely) insist. Everything else -- including this -- it's go along to get along. Gee, we are all overwhelmed with sorrow for you ...


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You have no right to the bin above your seat. For those exit rows where you cannot put anything beneath the seat in front of you, flight attendants will generally try to help find some space somewhere for at least your small personal item, but any passenger may be required to check their bags rather than put them in the overhead bin. It is entirely possible ...


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Typically, the bins really are full because there is not enough space to fit everything if the plane is completely full and everybody uses their allowance to the fullest. Also, some overhead bins contain material for the safety procedure demonstration, etc. so you can't count on enough space being available right above your seat (and I have never heard of a ...


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Unfortunately there is no easier answer to this. Even on a singleplane the space can vary significantly from row to row, presence of IFE box, window vs. middle vs. isle, exit row, economy plus, etc. Then of course there are many different planes for many different airlines in many different configurations. As far as I know, airlines don't publish specs, ...


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Sharing my personal experience on the flight from Venice to Gdansk with three legs and thus three security checks (Ryanair uses cheap small airports where you can't transfer) in Treviso (Italy), Beauvais (France) and Modlin (Poland). I have got a small watermelon (15cm in diameter) in my backpack, which I took as a cabin baggage. During baggage scans in ...


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Watermelons can easily be loaded up with other liquids including potently explosive liquids and as such would likely be prohibited as carry on items. Perhaps folks in the UK would not be familiar with this aspect, but in parts of the USA the process of spiking watermelons with a bottle or two of whiskey is commonly done to get alcohol into venues like ...


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There are two potential issues here: Airport security and customs. For airport security: In the UK, "Liquids include liquid or semi-liquid foods, eg soup, jam, honey and syrups" and "Liquids in containers larger than 100ml generally can’t go through security even if the container is only part full." Exemptions (e.g. essential medical purposes) don't seem ...


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While I am unaware of any liquid list containing a watermelon, here's the biggest list of liquids I am aware of, from Debrecen airport: All drinks (including beverages, water, soup, syrups), chocolate creams, creams, oil, cheese spread, liver cream, pastas, peanut butter, yogurts, cottage cheese, butter, margarine, frozen food, tins, liver wurst, sausage,...



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