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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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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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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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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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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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All that is supposed to happen is that it revolves sadly around the baggage carousel until a porter from the luggage office comes and puts it behind the luggage desk, where you can wait in line later and retrieve it from a sullen clerk. But a million other things might happen. Someone might, innocently or not, walk off with it. The space reserved for ...


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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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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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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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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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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 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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I wouldn't. Check this comment from Amazon.com: I just Goodwilled a similar bag (65.5 inches linear) with a long history of reliable service after being warned twice on a recent overseas trip that they'd "let me go this time" but that it was oversize and to not trust that I encounter someone as flexible next time through... Posted on May 29, 2013. ...



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