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The most important thing in this situation is to get documentation about your luggage as soon as possible. No matter what the airline says, the only thing that matters is what they write. As this issue might be continued within the legal system (lawyers, etc) you should start gathering documents you can show to the judge. As I see it, the most important ...


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Take two suitcases. You will (probably) get charged extra for the overweight bag, and if it's too overweight they won't accept it at all. And you will pay again on the return. Assuming you are going on vacation, you will most likely buy something and need a way to carry it home. yes? One overweight, stuffed to capacity case won't work. Note that a ...


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Overweight bags are not only so designated as a way to make money for the airline . They can actually be difficult for baggage handlers to, well, handle, and to place inside the hold etc. The extra fee is to deter you from bringing a heavy bag; the airline would definitely prefer even a single traveller to bring two lighter bags. Then to complicate matters ...


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As I understand it, lithium batteries are not permitted to be carried aboard if there is any possibility of the contacts being shorted out in transit (this can lead to excessive current draw, heat, and possibly fire or even explosion). If the battery is inside your laptop, it is considered protected against accidental short. If a battery is carried outside ...


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TSA approved travel locks are a joke. TSA (and anyone who cares) has a master key which will open it. The locks are very light weight, and easy to break. So, in my opinion, a TSA-approved lock is good for exactly one thing: Slowing someone down who might try to get into your bag in your presence. That is to say, on a bus, or train, or in the airport. ...


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No laws as such, but check with your travel insurance or your flight/holiday booker. If they are a part of ABTA, you should find the process relatively painless. Responsibility is a tricky thing - most will blame customs, who are separate from the 3 organisations you have named. I always use airlines that will reimburse my incidentals until my luggage ...


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On the page for excess baggage charges there's a separate section For seamen traveling within Europe which strongly suggests that's what your "Marine" refers to - a seaman.


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Baggage theft in the USA is no worse than in Europe, as long as you have no valuables in your luggage you have no worries. And for the opportunistic thief, a lock is a flag that says there maybe something worth stealing in the bag. I never lock my bags, and with more than a million miles flying have only lost one maglight flashlight out of my bags in all ...


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SafeTravel covers this somewhat, saying you'll want to check the details on your deodorant / other can. If it says it's a flammable product, it may not be permitted in your checked luggage. If it's not flammable, however, then it should be fine to travel with, provided the top is on. So to be clear - it's the flammability that's more of a concern here, ...


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Lithium batteries are a safety hazard as a thermal runaway can and has lead to fires. They are permitted in carry-on because if a fire starts, it can be fought and extinguished, as in this incident near Sydney. the Australian Transport Safety Bureau remarked in their investigation: In the meantime, the ATSB stressed, "this event reinforces the importance ...


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US Airways has the rule that you get a free bag on international flights, but not on domestic flights. You will also get a free bag on domestic flights that happen within 23 hours after an international one. Since before your last leg, there is a break of >24h, you got charged for the first bag. That explains why you had to pay for the last leg. Why you did ...


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Due to safety concerns, IATA issues guidelines concerning the transport of lithium batteries, which airlines will likely enforce. (In a worst case scenario, a lithium battery could spontaneously explode and cause a fire in the cargo hold, which is inaccessible to humans during the flight.) The Lithium Battery Guidance Document for 2014 states (emphasis ...


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As at October 4, 2012, WizzAir implemented a new cabin baggage policy. Press release here. Now, you: "can travel with a free small cabin bag (up to 42x32x25cm) or pay a ₤9 online fee to bring a large cabin bag (up to 56x45x25cm) on board. Goods purchased at the airport after security (an important source of revenue for Wizz Air’s 81 airport ...


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Maybe. It depends. First you have to get it out of the USA - and there are laws about that. 22 CFR 123.17(c) is the key part of "22 CFR 123.17 - Exports of firearms, ammunition, and personal protective gear.". 17c states that: (c) Port Directors of U.S. Customs and Border Protection shall permit U.S. persons to export temporarily from the United ...


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What makes you think that because you have a permit to own a gun in the US means you can carry that gun in other countries? You can't, you'd need a permit from that other country. And if you're transiting 3rd countries, you may need a permit from all those countries as well (depending on the local law there, and how you're transiting). Karlson already ...


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One option is to go to a hostel and ask them. For example, Hostel Zappio (I believe that's the one I stayed in, but I'm not sure) - it shows online as having luggage storage. Yes, in theory that's for guests staying there, but I've asked shops and hostels/hotels to look after bags for me in the past, and sometimes they've done it for free, sometimes for a ...


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There is nothing that prohibits you from carrying a microscope onboard an airplane. One thing to mention is the tools that comes with it, if I am not mistaken microscopes comes with a set of tools (I have seen one made for amateurs), it comes with some sort of sharp tools and/or some kind of liquids in small bottles (I guess dye or something like that). ...


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The whole idea behind making sure that electronic devices work is to make sure that the internal parts are not replaced with a bomb, if someone tries to smuggle a bomb inside an electronic device, it will not be possible to achieve that while keeping the original components intact, so the best is just to make sure the device is working and this will exclude ...


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The US domestic answer is that aerosol toiletries are fine: the TSA says that aerosols are prohibited, "except for personal care or toiletries in limited quantities". The regulations in other countries are, I believe, broadly similar. As a random other example, Britsh Airways' dangerous goods list says (page 2) that "Non-radioactive medicinal or toilet ...


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It depends; it appears that some are and some are not. If flying within the US, the FAA has a table of items that are allowed and forbidden on airplanes (either as checked or carry-on luggage). From that table, you can see that, for instance, aerosol sunscreen is allowed, pressurized whipped cream is allowed in checked luggage but not carry-on, and spray ...


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Depending on the day and how busy they are, you might be able to just check them in for your next trip. I did it quite early for one from Seattle to Portland as well - very similar trip actually. As you approach the ticket windows, on your left is the baggage check in and the guy will give you a ticket for it. Alternatively, if they say it's too early, ...


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Their website clearly states checked baggage allowance. Due to health and safety reasons the weight of any one piece of checked-in baggage must not exceed 32 kilograms. Source Wizz Air Website The same link also explains Cabin Baggage where there are no limits in weight but they do specify specific size dimensions of baggage. Wizz Air offers two ...


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If you paid for the trip by credit card, check with them too. At least one of my cards offers free travel insurance, which may cover your (documented) loss. If they reimburse you, they have an incentive to go after the airline -- and they have more clout than you do.


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Ecoparcel has good rates, they use different couriers to deliver but you can track the package from their site. I used the service several times, you need to load the amount in your account before order the shipment, but you can choose how much you want to load (no fixed amounts).


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The keyword you want to search for is "bonded warehouse". I've done this elsewhere - ship to "Me, c/o Bonded warehouse, Border Town USA". The warehouse will hold your stuff until you pick up the documentation, visit customs, and bring the clearance documents back. This probably will NOT work with the postal system - they are a bonded warehouse of sorts and ...


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What finally happened was that they let me on with 2.5KG overweight - 25.5KG vs 23KG advertised limit. I didn't ask too many questions, and this isn't the first time I got on with overweight luggage to an El Al flight. Note that 25.5KG is still well below the limit for business class luggage. Of course - your millage may vary.


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Just as a note for future travels, as far as I remember beside of the problem with the battery in the luggage you might face a second problem: Electronic devices in your carry on must be able to be turned on for inspection. They will not ask for this every time, but it can happen, and happened to me already several times. You will have a hard time turning ...


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There is one additional reason your approach may not only lead to your battery being confiscated, but now your laptop being confiscated. As specified in this article, all electronic devices carried in carry-on luggage must be fully charged and functional. If it does not turn on, it may be confiscated prior to boarding. There are now concerns that ...


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I've researched the regulations since then, and it seems that some airlines/airports do not allow you to pack "spare" lithium batteries in your checked in luggage. This leaves us wondering what exactly the definition of "spare" is, as this was not really a spare battery; we just separated it from the laptop temporarily for traveling. A "spare" battery ...


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Regarding Gdanks, as I discovered later, there are plenty of luggage lockers. It just happens that I exited through the "wrong" side of the station (via the bus terminal) where they have at most 10 lockers (and they were all full). Additional information On the main entrance of the station there are several lockers. It seems to be busy since most of them ...



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