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Even though the people who walk past are unlikely to be want to buy a suitcase right now, they are still the target demographic. How many other locations are there in a city where you can open a store where 100% of the people that walk past are people that travel by air, and thus the type of people that will be in the market for your products? How many ...


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Setting aside the people who suddenly need more or different suitcases, an airport is one of the few places where you feel dissatisfied with the suitcases you have. While they're sitting in your closet, they're fine. You've used them for years and they work. But for the hour or two after you've packed them, lugged them from the car into the airport, and ...


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Suitcases may fail in transit. That's a built-in market for replacements.


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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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BA "Hand Luggage Only" fares are ones without any checked baggage allowance. You still get all the cabin baggage allowance of a normal ticket, it just means you can't check in a bag (without an extra fee) You can find all the info on the BA Baggage Policy on their website, under Hand Baggage Allowance. You're allowed 1 cabin page, and one personal page. ...


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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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Not sure this fully explains it but the shopping area has certainly become an important revenue stream for many airports. I know several airports that have been redesigned to force passengers to pass in front of as many shops as possible, with S-shaped corridors and no short-cuts. Consequently, they sell a lot of things that most people don't need right ...


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I've done this once or twice and it's generally horrible. Some tips: you have two hands, so you can generally handle two things, though doors and whatnot will provide a challenge. But you really can't do three. So your carry on should either be a backpack (so it doesn't use up any hands) or be strapped to one of the suitcases. the suitcases need wheels. ...


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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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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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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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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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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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I just talked to Sharaf Travel agency in Dubai (+97143965186) to clear my doubts. They told me following things: I will not need transit visa if I am not leaving the transit area at Dubai airport. I can check-in my baggage at Mumbai airport and tell the airline staff that I will like to pick up my baggage in the transit area. From the transit area, I can ...


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It's difficult to know for sure but it seems too risky to rely on it if your ability to transit without visa depends on it (worse case scenario, you could be denied boarding on the return leg and be forced to pay much more for a direct flight or a proper connection). It's more likely to be possible if the airlines are both full service airlines from the same ...


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It's straightforward ... people have an old, rubbishy, carry-on or roll-on case... They stop at the samsonite shop, they buy a fancy new cabron-fiber one... they transfer their stuff to the new one and throw out the old one, or, just take both. If you watch the shops in question, you'll see this happening all the time. Also very commonly (I've done this, ...


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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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