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Yes, this is a trend that has happened in the last few years for short-haul airline travel. Most of the cheapest flights include no allowance for checked baggage. Of course this doesn't mean that you can't take checked baggage, it just means you have to pay extra for it. With young children this might actually work to your advantage, assuming you can get ...


No you don't need to claim and recheck your bags. For future reference at Changi, if you're flying with SQ on the same ticket they will transfer them for you. Here's the answer from their Twitter: Are both flights booked under the same booking ref? If yes, the baggage will be check through to the final destination.


One potential issue is that you might have to put your metallic friend through the X-ray scanner, and I'm not sure these are normally large enough to take a human-sized object. Security might also demand to open him up, to check for explosives etc. This would be especially true if he has a metallic casing that prevents the scanners from seeing inside.


The aircraft you are flying on use containers for baggage, so even if they were off loaded at the stopover, chances are your bags would remain in the original container they were loaded in. Bags are loaded into containers based on destination to expedite loading and handling. Whether bags are off loaded or not depends on multiple factors from both the ...


When you go to book flights on the BA website, they are very clear about baggage. Unlike some airlines, they do make it very clear, and very easy to pick, as shown here: You can see the price of their "Hand Baggage Only" fare, the price with a checked bag, the price difference, all on one screen at the same time. Depending on the route, the exact cost ...


The best way is to use an inflatable protective packaging, like this: (source of image: a UK packaging company with whom I have no affiliation - googling for 'bottle postage inflatable' produces many alternatives). As an additional useful tip, just in case your bottle (somehow) or you get a leak, wrap the whole lot in a tough old plastic bag (to stop ...

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