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A friend of mine has a small glass (beer, wine, vodka, whisky, etc.) collection and I buy glasses every now and then for him when I travel. I know it's probably not the same but most of the tips can probably be applied to any other fragile item. Glasses can be very fragile, specially the ones with a foot. I have transported them both in hand luggage and ...


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For a start, if it's in a box, it's going to look new. So chuck out any packaging. If it's a camera/cellphone/computer, if you've got stuff on it, that's easy to show it's been used - you can turn it on and show them you actively use it. For clothing etc, there's not much really, but hopefully all price tags were long removed too. Photos of you in the ...


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As an objective criteria I would suggest packing things so that the suitcase could be dropped from a height of 3' (1m) in any orientation without damage. Doing that, I have had no problems with broken glass bottles or other relatively fragile stuff. If you can fit the items into a shoe or boot, that helps, and of course surround it with clothes and keep it ...


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Depending on your nationality, some countries allow you to declare new items of value before you depart the country, so that when you return there is a record that you had it before you left home. Both the US and Canada have a system for doing this and I imagine many other developed nations do as well. If you have bought anything of higher value such as ...


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It would be a big hassle. There are some temporary bag storage facilities in Narita but they all require you to exit the sterile transit area. She would need to have a visa (or visa waiver) as well as pick up the checked luggage, which most likely was checked right through.


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If your friend is American (or other no-visa-needed country) and the layover is a reasonable time (more than a couple of hours) then she will have no problems clearing immigration and customs. It takes about an hour, most of that time is waiting in line and for the bags. Unlike Amerika, Narita has baggage storage in the airport, your bag (officially hers for ...


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UA Baggage Rules do apply but the reasons offered by the "accepted" answer are incorrect. Res302 doesn't apply to your journey. For journeys beginning or ending in the USA, the USDoT regulations take precedence over IATA Res302. USDoT requires that the first marketing carrier's baggage policy is applied. In this case, that's segment 1 of the journey, ...


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Do you plan to actually immigrate into Dubai (will you leave the airport)? Without a visa you will not be able to leave the transit area of the airport. It sounds like you are just passing through Dubai on a layover. You will be forced to go through arrival security check after you deplane no matter what your Nationality is. Whether or not you are ...


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United Airlines sizer now includes the personal item. Published carry-on limit: 9"x14"x22" Actual sizer dimensions: 10"x15"x23" Published personal item limit: 9"x10"x17" Actual sizer dimensions: 9"x11"x18" From http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/united-airlines-mileageplus/1449269-rollaboard-luggage-meets-uniteds-carry-sizer.html For other airlines, yes, ...


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For anyone else looking at this question from Google the quick answer is - it depends. Speak with the airline responsible for the first leg of your journey. BA policy is: Transfer passengers holding through tickets - British Airways will effect through-checkin (including the through-checking of bags) where applicable via the transfer point and minimum ...


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Although there is no clear policy on this, the general consensus is that this will not be allowed unless you have a long layover in London (>7/8 hrs). This is due a number of factors: To make 'Hidden-City' Ticketing more difficult - Often certain city pairs price out cheaper than the interconnecting points. To account for Operational changes - if BA for ...


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In some countries (like Brazil) you cannot declare an item as you leave. People started using it to obtain a legal receipt to items they managed to smuggle inside the country. Now the only accepted form to prove an item was your prior to your trip is having the original receipt with the date you bought it. As a side note, in Brazil (I don't know how does ...



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