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It's 100% OK to carry condoms. In fact, you will find them everywhere in Dubai (Pharmacies, supermarkets, etc.). In case you are wondering (and I think you are since you asked this question), condoms are not a problem for both the Islamic and the Arabian cultures. Source: I am both an Arab and a Muslim who lived in Dubai for 3 years in the past, and I ...


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No. The rules are crystal clear. They are not in the business of measuring how much liquid you have, they judge based on the container. Even when it's crystal clear there is extremely little liquid they will demand throwing it away if it's in a too large container like a sip on the bottom of a water bottle. Edit: as a rule maker, if your goal is to regulate ...


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You certainly have more than one option, when it comes to leaving your stuff so you can move around freely: You'd definitely want to ask to the personnel of your accomodation (hotel, hostel, apartment, etc.) if they can store your luggage until you are ready to leave. Most of the accomodations offer this kind of service and usually have a locked room, ...


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It's possible to do an airside transit at Incheon airport which is fast and you can do that on seperate tickets. Vietjet doesn't have a transit desk there as far as I know but they offer web checkin for ICN departures so you should be able to get a boarding pass. Both airlines use the satellite terminal where it's possible to go through transit security ...


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The TSA Can I Bring?, impressively, has entries for both Balloons (inflated) and Balloon (uninflated). For Balloon (inflated) it says: You may transport this items in carry-on or checked baggage. For items you wish to carry on, you should check with the airline to ensure that the item will fit in the overhead bin or underneath the seat of the airplane. ...


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I assume you are travelling to IAH on a domestic (or pre-cleared) flight. [Otherwise, you will not have a chance to find a restaurant until you have passed through US Customs, and you'll have to take your bag before customs or you will find it very difficult to retrieve later.] Your baggage will remain on the carousel for some time. If the same carousel is ...


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There is no train station at Tegel airport. You best shot is to take the TXL Jet Express bus http://www.berlin-airport.de/en/travellers-txl/to-and-from/buses-and-trains/local-public-transport/ to the central station (Hauptbahnhof). There are plenty of train connections to Halle. Every two hours there is a non stop high speed train that does the trip in a ...


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I think the hard limits set by the regulation are the individual dimensions. In other words, according to Ryanair, the largest possible checked luggage is a parallelepiped measuring 81cm (height), 119cm (width) and 119cm (depth): Anything larger than that, on any dimension, will not be carried by Ryanair, regardless of whether or not the other dimensions ...


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Ryan Air's size limits are based on physical limits of their aircraft. The 737's baggage compartment door is 122 x 89 cm. And the weight is fairly universal limit imposed by most airlines for something to be lifted by a human (anything heavier is supposed to be lifted by machinery). So their size limits are designed to allow the bag to be easily loaded ...


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If your both legs are on the same ticket (made in the same booking) then they will definitely check in your luggage to the final destination. You will just change planes without going through immigration. If you have two separate bookings than it is not as obvious - contact the airline to double check.


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A packing cube is a zippered bag (generally more of a rectangular cuboid than a cube if we want to get into it) for storing clothes and other supplies when traveling. One popular manufacturer is Eagle Creek; I have some Spacepack ones (which I don't think I paid nearly that much for) as well; those have a nice two-sided design so you can separate clean and ...


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Most hotels and many hostels will have a space you can leave your luggage and collect it later. Enquire about this at the front desk. Some hotels even offer this service to non-residents (although usually for a fee in that case). In the event that you can't make use of this, for example the hotel doesn't offer the serivce, you are staying in self-catering ...


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The same page you linked to states: If the alcohol is purchased before going through the security checkpoint, our security rules apply for carry-on or checked baggage. Which means you must pack the growler in your checked luggage, as it's over 100 mL. There's no significant concern about it exploding. Remember that the cargo hold is pressurized the ...


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Yes, you can bring it; it should be in its original container. See https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/67/~/traveling-with-or-mailing-medications-and-medical-devices,-such-as-needles-or: Prescription medications should be in their original containers with the doctor's prescription printed on the container.  It is advised that you travel with no ...


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Baggage will normally be transferred automatically if you are on a multi-segment trip consisting of transfers (connections) rather than stopovers. A transfer is normally 4 hours or less on a domestic itinerary and 24 hours or less on an international itinerary. If the itinerary consists of multiple airlines, the airlines must have an interline baggage ...


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The length of time that an airline will hold checked baggage during long layovers is determined by the policies of the airline AND of the airport. Some airports have secure storage for over night holds, some do not. I have had baggage stay checked during a 22 hour layover and have had to claim it during an 8 hour layover. In your case you would need to ...


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Freight packed into a container (be it a plane's cargo hold or truck or something else) can be said to either "weigh out" or "cube out": Weigh out - The weight of the cargo is equal to the maximum carrying capacity, even if there is more space available. Example: a truckload of gold bars Cube out - The volume of the cargo is equal to the maximum carrying ...


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I believe that you are right that all the stores that sell luggage at SFO are post-security. They aren't going to have a particularly large selection (possibly just carry-on sizes only), and this traveler would surely be better off stopping at a real luggage store on their way to the airport if at all possible, but I'll accept that's impossible for them. I ...


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No you cannot, not as checked (or carry on if it's more than 100ml). From TSA's Prohibited Items page: When hovering over the Carry-on, you get the following note: (Less than 3.4 oz / 100 ml allowed) Anyway, other organizations (including IATA) suggest similar policies as well, you can safely say this is a worldwide policy.


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Basically any hotel will keep the luggage for you - secured - until you pick it up. That might be inconvenient if the hotel is on the other side of town, though. You can check your luggage in right away. Often, airlines allow luggage check-in up to 24 hours ahead of time, but you should verify before you drag it to the airport; and again, that could be ...


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I recently flew with KLM from Amsterdam, where self-checking luggage is possible. Apparently (the screen tells you so) it will measure the size of your luggage, so it seems to get enforced at least somewhere. It tells you to make sure handles are down etc. Then it will take a few seconds to scan your bag and will tell you if it is okay or not. Possibly, as ...


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Let's say you buy a spare battery for your laptop and forget to put it in your carry-on (as per IATA rules). What happens next? "Do nothing" happens. Remove battery happens. Fine or prosecution MAY happen. Take you off plane is less likely than take bag off plane, leave you on. | Despite @JonathanReez's comment, the risk from checked batteries is ...


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I flew Etihad to New Delhi a couple of years back with the Abu Dhabi to New Delhi leg being on Jet Airways. On the way I took two bags which was absolutely fine, both bags made it to Delhi. However on the way back Jet Airways refused to allow me to check two separate bags in and claimed it was a max of one and wouldn't budge. Long story short I had to get ...


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What this refers to is the necessity of claiming your baggage, going through customs once more, then re-checking it again for your next flight. The process is pretty straightforward so you already know what you need to do, just as if you had arrived at your final destination, go to the carousel get your bag, proceed to customs, then to the airline counter to ...


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Latvia and Denmark are both in the Schengen area, so no matter which passport you have, Riga is where it will be checked. After you pass though the Schengen outer border in Riga, immigration authorities won't care whether you go into the city or take a connecting intra-Schengen flight (or both). For a flight connection on a single ticket, on a single ...


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The general rule of thumb is if it is a single ticket on the same airline or their partner airlines, then your baggage will be checked through to the final destination for that day's flights. (that "day's flights" being a series of flights you can check in for at one time, which may cover several calendar days) If it is a single ticket using multiple ...


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This is just a theory, but I suspect the airlines or airline body responsible, set a volume limit, but as Zach mentioned, this could result in people taking unwieldy sized luggage excessively long in one dimension. If you take the cubic root of this limit and multiply by 3, this results in a single measurement that simultaneously sets maximum dimensions and ...


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Etihad Airways require to check your musical instrument, from Etihad's policy: Musical instruments must be transported as checked baggage only. So it all comes down to the size and wight of Tabla Set. If you can fit it in a proper bag and are less then 7kg, you are good to go. Each item must not exceed dimensions of 115 cm (40x50x25). You can ...


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As a general rule, the major airlines are pretty reasonable when it comes to carry-ons. If you are not trying to drag a steamer trunk into the cabin, they will usually let you slide, and if they do have to stop you, they will usually check your bag on a courtesy basis and not charge you. This is not true of Spirit and some of the European budget airlines, ...


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Unless you specially request it, you will not be able to retrieve your bags at Narita, since they will be checked through to Bangkok and transferred directly to the next plane. You will thus need to bring everything you need with you as carry-on luggage. However! There is an option to request at check-in that they "short-check" your bags to Narita only. ...



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