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If you buy a mobile phone, and the store tells you it has 2gb RAM, then when you reach home and you open the box, you find that it has only 1gb of RAM (and the manual states the same as well), who's to blame now? the manufacturer or the store? of course the store. The same exact thing happened to you, regardless of the reason, whether it is plain cheating, ...


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The TSA mandates that luggage can be opened without the owner's presence. Many suitcases therefore have special locks created by a company called Travel Sentry that are designed to be openable with some sort of code/master key. If your lock has a diamond logo like the one in this picture, it is one of those locks. Image released under CC-BY-SA license by ...


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It's the Travel Agent's responsibility. Period. A Travel-Agent that transfer you to the airline to solve your problems is like your lawyer telling you to go convince the judge you're innocent. It's their job. Let me explain why: Travel Agent are the middle man in this scenario, they work for the airline to get you a seat. Once they do that, they either ...


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An ordinary bathroom scale should be accurate within a pound or two. If you have a digital scale that won't register such small weights, then weigh yourself, weigh yourself holding the suitcase, and subtract. If you are away from home or don't have a bathroom scale, pharmacies often have a scale inside the store that you can use, either for free or by ...


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Yes, you can check in anything you like as long as the airline is reasonably assured that a) it contains nothing nefarious/dangerous, and b) will survive the trip without disintegrating into bits along the way. However, what are you hoping to accomplish with the bubble wrap? The original cardboard box and its Styrofoam inserts have already been designed to ...


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While the shipping box is amply strong to keep the monitor from getting crushed, it is not as strong against punctures. And bubble wrap does not really address this aspect either. When I have flown with monitors, I have filled the space inside the box with folded clothing or sheets of cardboard. This helps protect the monitor if the corner of a large hard ...


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If your suitcase closes with a zip, then it can be opened with a normal biro (the ubiquitous cheap Bic office biro works particularly well). Simply hold the biro so it points parallel to the zip, with the nib end pointing into the zip teeth (I find about 60 degrees works). Then press down. The pen disengages the teeth of the zip, and you can pull them apart ...


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As indicated in the answer of this question - 'Will my checked luggage freeze in the airplane?', the luggage hold can get down to 7C. So while your chocolates may be chilled, they're unlikely to overheat. Indeed, I've taken chocolate many times, as has the commenter and asker of that other question, and have had no problems. MAXIMUM temperature, however, ...


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Not a problem. I've taken all sorts of weirdly shaped items in the past (including a full stereo system in shopping bags!), and as long as you meet their criteria, ie: no explosives or other banned substances no blades or other banned items fits their width x height x depth restrictions weighs less than their weight limits then you'll be fine taking it ...


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According to the customer helpdesk of British Airways: Ink and toner cartridges weighing more than 500g will NOT be permitted as hand baggage on board our aircraft for all flights to or from the UK. Source. Noteworthy: the last update is timestamped at 23/05/2014. Hence, checked baggage should be fine, as long as you don't go to the US: Ink and ...


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A friend recently had this happen. He'd booked a flight for his family (moving from the UK to Australia) with Emirates, through a travel agency. The flight had a special code with the agency, meaning they could take extra luggage. At the airport, they were told they were over the limit, the code wasn't on their booking and they'd need to pay an extra 2000 ...


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These days you may also consider tossing a bluetooth tracker in your bags; when the bag gets in or out of range an alert will pop up on your phone. There are devices custom built for this, such as this one.


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Many companies use a tag that you keep with your ticket, to prove you own the luggage. If this service is available, make sure to use it. If not, then some (Greyhound) provide a name ticket you can put your details on. Sure it doesn't prevent someone from taking it, but if anyone's suspicious it's easy to ask for ID and show it doesn't match the thief's ...


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The rules on paintball eqiupment is demonstratably not the same internationally. Here's some random examples that I could find information on: It is legal in the USA to have them in checked luggage, as you noted. It is illegal to own some models at all in the UK and it's also illegal to transport with a partially loaded magazine. Bringing paintball ...


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On my recent trip to Oman, I saw this wrapping service for the first time, presumably because it is not placed nearly as prominently on European airports (I fly mostly from AMS, DUS, CGN). During the thirty minutes that I watched the process at MCT, it was not once used to wrap suitcases. Instead, mostly Indian/Pakistani/Bangladeshi expatriate workers ...


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There's the question who is right, and there's the question how you get on your flight with both one piece of checked-in luggage and your hand luggage. The second question might be more important to you, and your only choice may be to pay the airline. If you ask them they will most likely at least send you written documentation that the travel agent booked a ...


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Given the details you provide, this answer is not going to be specific for travelling. To me, the crucial part of your case description is this: The OTA seems mostly to respond in cut'n'paste standard answers, so haven't yet replied specifically about my screenshot, not specifically about their website disagreeing with the airline. This seems to be the ...


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As Alexander commented, dedicated luggage scales work well too. The advantage this has over a bathroom scale is that a suitcase or duffel bag may cover the readout. In addition, it might be more accurate.


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While humans (at least me) are usually quite bad at estimating absolute weights, they are much better at comparing weights (at least in a certain range). Thus, if you lack an appropriate scale, you can get a good estimate if you hold your luggage in one hand and something that roughly weighs the maximum allowance in the other and estimate which one is ...


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Does Malaysia Airlines allow bringing food in the checked-in baggage? Strictly speaking, it appears not. See last page of Malaysia Airlines Baggage Information: Malaysia Airlines advises you that following items may not be included in your baggage and liability is limited under the applicable international Convention for your damage or loss. ...


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You can use the Velocity Frequent Flyer (Virgin Australia's loyalty program) Status Earn Fare Class table to perform the conversion - https://www.velocityfrequentflyer.com/content/Info/StatusEarnFareClass/ In that table, you can see that T falls under Discount Economy which is the other name for Saver/Saver Lite. The table does not differentiate between ...


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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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You will have to pay more. The rates vary based on the flight and your status with the carrier. For example, if you are military or business/first class, you can bring 70 LBS bags. The standard overweight fee for normal bags (your first two) is $100 if the bag is between 50.1 LBS and 70 LBS, and $200 if the bag is between 70.1 LBS and 100 LBS. Bags over 100 ...


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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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Indian railways apply a restriction to the total weight of your luggage in kilograms. You can see this as per the luggage rule. For your class of travel, the limit is 50 Kilograms. Though there are dimension limits, I think being standard size your luggages should not exceed them: Trunks, suitcase and boxes having outside measurement of 100 cms. x 60 ...


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The cargo hold of a modern jet aircraft is pressurised and air conditioned just like the passenger cabin to minimise internal stress. Air is sucked in by the APU (on the ground) or engines (during flight), bled off and cooled by the air conditioning units (PAKs) and pumped into the fuselage. A release valve usually located at the rear of the plane allows air ...


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I usually try to travel with a travel scale. They are not that expensive (if you buy them at the right place) and can save you some headaches. Unfortunatly sometimes I forget it. What I allways usually do is weight the luggage at home (a WC scale is enough like Nate already sugested). That gives me an estimate for the return (pf how much more weight I can ...


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The following issues are to consider: 1) Heavy objects in your hand become a mortal projectile in case of emergency braking and other sudden movements. So you must keep the object in the overhead compartment or under the seat in front of you. Otherwise, it could break your neck, or somebody else's. 2) There is more room for movement in the overhead ...


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The Rule is Carrier-Dependent I could not find a general rule valid across all carriers. In fact, this issue seems to be regulated by carrier-dependent terms and conditions. Qantas Qantas allows you to pre-purchase additional baggage allowance from the time of booking up until 3 hours before departure, provided you did not check-in already. As stated in ...


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First of all, United does not have a flight from Frankfurt to Atlanta - you probably booked a codeshare that is operated by Lufthansa. Assuming that you booked both legs separately (i.e., they are on separate tickets), you roughly need about 2 hours in Frankfurt, as you will need to take the luggage from the belt and bring it to Lufthansa check-in. ...



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