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Because you only gain 11.7% volume and give up a bunch of other advantages, including making packing worse. The volume of luggage with maximum checked-luggage dimensions (W + L + H <= 62)[1] is 27in x 21in x 14in = 7938in3. The volume of the cube is 20.7in3 = 8869.7in3. Only 11.7% more. If maximizing (packing) volume (inside a large regular space) was ...


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No, using a "TSA lock" is not compulsory. What using one does is enable TSA to physically inspect your luggage, if they so deem it necessary, without cutting your existing lock(s). If you use a "TSA lock", it has been designed to allow TSA to use a master key to open it. Of course, this also means, as you have surmised, that anyone else with a master key ...


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TSA locks are not "mandatory", in the sense that it's perfectly legal & allowed to bring any old suitcase with any old lock into the US. However, if you use a lock that is not TSA compatible, the TSA reserves the right to break it open if they need to check the contents of your bag. The "other places" you describe seem to be more about Customs issues, ...


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A cube would maximise the volume while complying with the 62-inch limit Maybe true from a mathematical point of view, but in reality cube suitcases would be: Harder to carry with a handle, you will have to stretch your arm away from your body, which will make things feel heavier. It will be harder to walk while carrying them. What about long ...


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If the conditions of your fare say 2 pieces of luggage and up to 30kg, it means just that. Depending on the route, you will typically find at least three types of limitations: Number of pieces of luggage Total weight (spread between all your luggage) Weight per piece of luggage Size limits You might be able to pool the total weight between several ...


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Balikbayan boxes, popular among Filipinos for bringing goods home when flying, are indeed quite close to cubic. Standard sizes are: Medium: 18 × 16 × 18 inches Large: 18 × 18 × 24 inches Extra large: 24 × 18 × 24 inches While they are optimized for shipping, they are unwieldy for travel. In addition to issues mentioned in other answers… A cube does ...


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It would depend on the security officer that checks you in and the country where your flight originates. TSA doesn't allow frying pans especially cast iron ones it's check only as evidenced in a blog from Forbes. TSA also has a mobile app now that you can look at. But since it's a flight originating from another country TSA rules may not apply so ...


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You should have no problem using the bag. I have done similarly and I have seen many checked in bags that are not optimal to handle. A very broad range of "objects" are carried as check in baggage - a mere outer bag is far from unusual. If customs want to look inside your bag then they will look inside your bag. The only exception is if you make it so ...


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Short answer: To be sure both, and check with the customs of the place you're flying to if it's an international flight. The airport security will have it's own rules, probably based on national or international standards. The airline will also follow those rules but may impose additional rules or requirements. Finally the country you are flying to may ...


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At the end of the day, the airline. Airline get full control over what goes into the plane's cabin and hold, so they should be your first point of contact. They will also generally be aware of the airport (or, rather, government) restrictions of the day. However, since airport security is run by the government, they've also got their own rules that you ...


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No. You will need to go through passport control in Paris and enter the Schengen zone, collect your bags, and re-check them in at the EasyJet counter, and exit the Schengen zone again. EasyJet does not have luggage interline agreements with other airlines and will not accept interline baggage from them, even if they are so tagged. EasyJet also enforces ...


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As far as I know, the bag-in-bag technique you mention is definitely not forbidden by airlines. On the contrary, airlines often suggest to wrap/bag luggage of unusual shapes or sizes, to avoid problems during baggage-handling procedures. This is the case of large backpacks for example, whose loose straps might get caught in the conveyor belts. Therefore I ...


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The other, rather important point is this: While that would indeed give you the maximum volume allowed, packing pretty much anything that fills the maximum volume is likely to take you well, well over weight. It's easy enough to take a bag of a much smaller volume and go over the 18/20/30kg included weight limits. Extra weight gets expensive very fast, and ...


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Because they are too unwieldy when you carry it on your side. And it's easy to exceed the weight limits. I already can cram 23 kg in a single large luggage bag. You can vacuum pack your clothes to make the most of the space in a luggage. Did you want to maximise your luggage space and thought cube shaped luggage might be a solution?


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At the time of writing it would seem that there are no baggage wrapping facilities at Chicago O'Hare. For starters, the airport website does not mention baggage wrapping in their list of facilities. Moreover, neither TrueStar nor SecureWrap, arguably the two largest baggage-wrapping conglomerates operate in Chicago O'Hare airport. At the time of writing, ...


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There is nothing stopping you buying the most square shaped luggage and take it with you. I have seen 'classic' suitcases that are almost square, that used to be transported on ships. They are known, among other names, as cabin trunks. The full size ones will be too big for nowadays flights, but you can get half size replicas and smaller ones. They went ...


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@Robert points it out, they would be too unwieldy. Although you, as a passenger, would have not to worry about them while being transported by plane, you still would have to get them from your home to the airport. And that's assuming that's the only moving around you'll do. Will they have wheels and a long leash so that you can drag them around behind you? ...


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No, using a TSA lock is not mandatory. First, it is not mandatory to use a lock at all. Second, you can use any lock you want but, if the TSA decide to open your bag, they'll just break your lock if it's not one they can open with their master key. Note that they accept no liability for damage to your lock or your bag caused by them forcing a non-TSA lock.


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TSA locks are one step above a rope as far as baggage security is concerned. I have locks on some bags, on all bags I use a coloured cable tie to secure the zipper. They cost 2 cents each at any electronics store and come in enough variety that no baggage thief will have another just like it. The seal is photographed at the check-in counter. A plastic seal ...


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No, using a "TSA lock" is not compulsory. That is because there is no U.S. law that mandates the use of such locks. On the contrary, there are situations in which the use of "TSA locks" are actually a violation of the law (49CFR 1540.111), even when a lock is explicitly required by law. The primary example of when NOT to use "TSA locks", is when ...


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Travelling with Pets on Indian Railway The Indian Rails Rules for Luggage regulate the carriage of birds, without mentioning parrots explicitly. The sender (i.e. the OP in our case) must fill in a Forwarding Note, as specified in Section 64 of the Railway Act, providing details on the animals. These include declaring the value of the animals in order to ...


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You are flying FROM New York, hence you are at the mercy of TSA. And if the scanners show anything suspicious looking in your boxes, they will open them to inspect, in which case your duct tape, plastic wrap, etc will be cut open and useless. What I usually do with boxes and cases like that is to get some compression straps for backpacking that are long ...


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The flight ORD-LAX will be a internal US flight. What will happen is the following: You leave your plane in Chicago, go through immigration, collect your luggage, go through customs and then leave the secure (airside) area. You then recheck your bag and go through security. This process is usually well described by signs and you just have one way to go ...


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Really, this question is so silly! 1) there are indeed any number of cubic cases: they are not popular. it's just that simple. the basic premise of the question is false. As Relaxed pointed out immediately, it's not unlike asking "Why did Obama win the election?" Well - he won because - he got more votes. It's begging the question. 2) the many obvious ...


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Even when they do not measure now, it is likely that they will measure in the future. Are you willing to invest money in a good quality case that you might not be able to use on flights in the future. I have never seen them on the airport scales, but in many places they have little lines (or build in lines) that show the outlines on the maximum sizes. And ...


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"Yes Parrots are Banned in Indian Railways" On asking to officials they replied that carrying parrots are illegal in Indian trains, So you can't carry parrots in Indian Railways. It is good to banned on parrot trade,



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