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IAD is indeed a dreadful airport. A new train system has very slightly improved matters. From the exit past customs to the furthest gate at remote terminals can take 20 minutes easily. You will miss your connection if (a) your incoming flight is late, (b) the Border entry officer hassles you, (c) your luggage, which I believe you will have to re-check, is ...


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Yes, it's fine, I've shipped this baby as checked luggage multiple times: They'll just stick the baggage label on the side. My main concern was damage from baggage handling, getting wet, etc. Tape it shut carefully, and a plastic bag on the inside would not hurt. Ask for a fragile sticker at check-in, and they'll probably make you sign a disclaimer ...


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Is it usual, no. Does it happen, yes. Baggage travels from the terminal to plane side in a variety of conveyances, some which are covered and protected from rain, some which are not. And unfortunately, there is really no covered area plane side where they could move the uncovered baggage cart to if it starts raining. While you may see the ramp staff ...


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Generally you cannot do this. Your baggage will be checked to your final destination. If you ask them to check it to the midway point, they will know what you are doing, and either refuse, or cancel your ticket entirely. The only two exceptions I'm aware of are: If you have a long, overnight layover, the airline will often allow you to retrieve and ...


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It very clearly mentions in the regulations on the document that you cannot keep it at the service for more than 48 hours, Baggage only held within 48 hours. After 48 hours, it will be treated as unclaimed baggage. Keeping this in mind, the $12 fee is applicable when you store your luggage for 24-48 hours, after which it will be deemed as unclaimed ...


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Ultimately, your roll-a-board is too big by Amtrak rules. It really doesn't matter how much too big, it violates the rule. So your decision is really do you risk it or not. Just because some folks have experienced lax inspections of baggage size, doesn't mean all employees are lax with their judgement nor does it mean the rules won't apply. Even if 90% ...


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Where are you staying in HCMC when you first arrive and come back? If it's the same place, and it's not an absolute shithole, they'll probably be glad to hold your bags for a few weeks since you're coming back, either for free or a small charge (not US$100!).


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Put simply, no, you can't do this - for multiple reasons. Firstly lets ignore check luggage for a moment. Any time you fail to board a flight, the airline will almost certainly cancel any subsequent flights on that ticket. So if you book MEM-NRT-HKG-NRT-MEM, then fail to board the NRT-HKG flight, then the remainder of your ticket - including the NRT-MEM ...


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I've travelled with WizzAir a few times, I've noticed that the strollers are always put into the Cargo Hold, never seen one in the passenger area. As for the car seat, I would assume that unless you have a separate seat booked for the new born then that will also have to go in the cargo hold. You are only allowed 1 small cabin bag or 1 large cabin bag (the ...


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You will be told at check-in whether your bags are being checked all the way through or not (and if you're not, ask!). You should also check on both the baggage tag as they put it on your bag, as well as on the receipt that they give you, that the final destination airport it listed. The exception to this rule is locations where all passengers need to ...


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Aer Lingus has a section on overweight fee, but it lists it as a flat fee. Perhaps there is some mistake on either page. Excess baggage fees: Longhaul flights - all bags over 23kg-32kgs (50lbs-70lbs) 75 euros, or 65 British Pounds, or 100 US Dollars Shorthaul flights - per kg over allowance (airport only) 15 euros, or 12 British Pounds,or - US Dollars ...


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This is absolutely doable. Ideally, check the bags through. Even if you have to get your bags, there are left luggage facility in each terminal, where you can leave your bags for the day for a few quid (under $10) each. There are many ways to get from Heathrow into London - depending where in London you need to get to. Search this site - there are plenty ...


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As @AriBrodsky said in his comment, if you are departing Canada from one of 8 airports that have United States border preclearance which are staffed by US Customs and Immigration officers, your luggage may be cleared all the way to your final destination. If you are not departing from an airport with these preclearance procedures implemented, then you will ...


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It certainly is a viable idea and it is being done by business travelers though not for the same purpose. Going forward all rates and sizes are taking from current USPS information If you will be able to fit your luggage into a 12"x12"x5.5" box and ship it to your destination using priority mail you can certainly save money if you do not insure the package ...


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Unfortunately there are no regulations regarding delayed baggage compensation and China Eastern's T&Cs do not cover anything other than damage or loss. If the delay forced you to buy clothes, then they may reimburse those costs, but your post sounds like it was your return flight home, so this would not likely qualify. Your best bet is to write a ...


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Because you have to claim and recheck bags when transiting through the USA, you could add your second checked bag at that point. Delta has a baggage counter after you clear immigration and customs in Atlanta. Just tell them you are tired of carrying your "carry on" bag and want to check it through. Likewise if you are planning on picking up more stuff in ...


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It depends a lot on the circumstances and the airports involved. But yes, that can very well be the case. So, whenever I had a short transit (< 30 mins), I received the luggage among the first at my final destination. The hypothesis being of course that since my luggage arrived way after the others, First-In-Last-Out implies that it gets out first. I ...


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As Mark mentioned it does depend on the airport and country, but as a general rule, the inspectors are only required to repack your items back into the suitcase they came out of. The plastic wrap is a disposable item and even if they slowly and carefully unwrapped it, it would be near impossible to rewrap. So plastic wrap would be tossed by any inspection ...


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As it has already been asked in a comment, are the flights on one ticket? If so, the airline gives you some assurance that the connection time is sufficient (if the flight arrives on time). In any case, you will have to get your bags after immigration and go through customs. If they are actually checked through to your destination, there are re-drop ...


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I am not familiar with this airline, but the link you provided reads: Is an infant entitled to any baggage allowance? Infants are not entitled to any baggage allowance with the exception of a pushchair / foldable baby carriage / infant car seat per infant (carried free of charge). Ok, infants can bring a stroller and/or carseat for free. I see ...



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