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A 2013 directory of luggage wrap services is available here. The main luggage wrap services appear to be: Seal & Go TruStar Secure Wrap From the directory and the above sites, there appears to be no published baggage wrap presence at Newark. There are indications on Flyertalk that EWR might have had this service at some point. The airport website ...


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No. The airline will not hold luggage for you. Not voluntarily anyway. If you failed to pick up your luggage at the airport, they would probably hold if for a few days providing it didn't go missing. It's not a recommended strategy though. Ideally you should look for a left luggage service at the airport or in the city. If you're staying at a hotel in ...


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As far as I know, outside of the US, you can lock your luggage with whatever lock you like. I always (outside the US) use non-TSA locks where ever I go, nobody ever asked about it. If they really want to inspect your luggage they should ask you to open it for them. So yes, use your TSA lock. P.S. There may be more people with access to the TSA masterkey ...


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From my search it seems you are flying KL1050 (KLM CityHopper) from Bristol to Amsterdam; then KL0835 (Amsterdam to Changi), and then SQ215 (Changi - Perth). This is a single ticket; so your baggage should be checked all the way through from Bristol; and you should be picking up your bags in Perth. At the check-in desk/kiosk - you should get 3 boarding ...


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She will need to clear customs, with her bags, in Toronto. Then she will need to drop her luggage off so that it goes to Winnipeg. There are a lot of signs and a lot of uniformed staff to help you through this process. The YYZ airport has a guide to help you through this. If, as I expect, LOT have tagged the bag as Winnipeg via Toronto, she literally just ...


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Yes, you can take them in your checked in luggage. As a general rule you can even take sharp knives in checked in luggage. The only precaution that airport security (like the TSA for the USA) asks is that the sharp edges are packaged in such a way that staff can not cut their hands on them if they decide to hand-check the case. If you bring the items in ...


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Have you considered a portable luggage cart? I've seen people with these strapped to their bags and they use them were practicable, such as at airports. This would then allow you to get the best quality luggage independent of the restrictions that wheels impose. Example on Amazon:


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I can recommend this number from Victorinox: Pros: Roomy Cabin friendly Shoulder strap + waist strap Handle fits nicely in the bag; and detracts minimally from the interior room. Very light weight. Cons: Lots of straps to manage - I could never get them arranged neatly enough. Then handle although has very good height, it is difficult to pull down (...


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I have been extremely happy with my Osprey Sojourner wheeled backpack. It has been on numerous business trips as carry on luggage, and has also been to the top of Mt Fuji and to the bottom of the Grand Canyon (once climbing down and once climbing up the Bright Angel Trail). It has a full suspension system with a padded waist belt. I bought it in 2008 to ...


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I personally prefer a backpack because I can sort things into different compartments and everything zips up. There's also a handy exterior pocket or two for a water bottle. If you get a smaller size, college student- or commuter-sized backpack, and don't pack it full, United's not going to care if you're off an inch in the measurements. If I were going to ...


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1) Yes, Vueling transfer the luggage automatically for connecting flights according to question 7 in their customer service FAQ. 2) Yes, you should be able to get out of the airport and into the city. (You could do this even without a multi-entry Schengen visa, as you're not leaving Schengen in going from Italy to Spain.) All of those transport methods work,...


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Speaking from personal experience, I would strongly warn against this. I had once a ticket from Raleigh, NC to JFK with American Airlines, where, 2 and a half hours later I was to change over to Air France and continue on to Stuttgart via Paris. The lady at the check-in in Raleigh happily recorded all my flight numbers so I wouldn't have to pick up the ...


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Unfortunately, there is no "usually" in this scenario. Luggage transfer is only possible if there is a baggage interlining agreement, and only available if there is a specific policy allowing it. For example, some airlines allow intra-alliance throuch-check on separate tickets, some only allow it on same airline, and some disallow it altogether. It is ...


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In this answer, I've cited the IATA guidelines, which most airlines will likely follow (though deviations are possible). In summary, you should be fine if your computer's unremovable battery is up to 160 Wh. Current MacBook Pros (as of 2016) should be under 100 Wh. The Lithium Battery Guidance Document for 2015 states (emphasis added): Passenger ...


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According to the United States FAA, lithium-ion batteries are allowed in checked baggage so long as they are in a consumer electronic device and they are not too large. The FAA has separate regulations about "portable electronic devices, containing batteries" and "lithium ion and lithium metal batteries, spare (uninstalled)". For the former: Most ...


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It's not clear whether your journey is AKL-LAX-NYC or AKL-LAX-SFO-NYC. However, upon entering the US you will have to pick up your luggage and would normally then pass customs and put on the transfer belt for delivery to your final destination. If you wish to end your journey at your US port of entry, then this solves any problem with your luggage. You can ...


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Your baggage will be taken off the flight in LAX for customs processing, then you need to recheck the bags for the flight to New York. If after doing this, you are a no show at boarding time, your bags will likely be offloaded, delaying your fellow passengers and forcing you to track the bags down later.


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KLM serves as Delta's representative for customer service in Europe, same as Delta does for KLM in the USA. So KLM will be your contact for this claim, contacting Delta will not really influence the processing time. You might call KLM baggage office (you can call the reservation phone number to get the correct direct number) and ask for the claim number / ...


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For reference: The 15" MacBook Pro carries a 99.5 watt hour battery. The 13" MacBook Pro carries a 74.9 watt hour battery. The MacBook Air 13" carries a 54 watt hour battery. The MacBook carries a 41.4 watt hour battery. The 12" iPad Pro carries a 38.5 watt hour battery. The MacBook Air 11" carries a 38 watt hour battery. The 9.7" iPad Pro carries a 27.5 ...


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Providing this is on a single ticket, you will check in your luggage in Sacramento and pick it up in Prague. When you check your luggage in, you will see the final destination printed on the luggage tag, which will be PRG. On the return, assuming you're following the same route, you will need to pick up your luggage in LA and carry to the transfer belt ...


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For Lufthansa in general, the website http://www.lufthansa.com/de/en/Check-in-Information allows you to select the airport you are flying from to get information about check-in possibilities. If late night check-in is possible, it is mentioned under "On-airport services". For Porto, it is not available (I double checked by selecting Frankfurt, where I know ...


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Answering your second question first, if you are travelling A-B-C and want to retrieve you bag at B, you would ask to short-check your bag to B. Airlines have varying policies around this and whether they will allow you to do so. This may depend on the connection time at B, whether you have an overnight stay, or whether you're on a fully flexible ticket. ...


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That's the IATA 10 digit "license plate" code. A summary can be found in this document, which gives this example: The baggage license plate is a unique 10 digit number. The only correct format of baggage tag number should be e.g. 7512123456 rather than RJ123456. In this example: “7” is the “leading digit” + "512" is the 3-digit airline code +...


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Lufthansa Official Twitter "We are not offering a late night check in in Porto, please bring your luggage in the morning. /Nina" So no, you need to get rid of your luggage on the morning of your flight.


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A large suitcase is usually acceptable. (Although at times - there may simply be no space) There should be no real problems in terms of your bag being allowed, but it is recommended you do not take luggage. There are endless stories of pickpockets, stealing etc, so bear in mind that any luggage you take is at your own risk. For a safer option, I would ...


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How and when can I retrieve my luggage at B? (Or if not, what is the fate of my luggage?) Definitely when overnighting in B. While sometimes the airport might be willing to hold your baggage overnight the opposite is the regular practice: if you overnight you not just can get back your baggage but most often you must collect your baggage. (If you want to ...


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The system has been designed so that any of the millions of different bag types can fit the measurements. A standard use of measurement would cause trouble when you have irregular shaped boxes or fishing rods going into the hold. Containers also have a wide variety of volumes. Here is an explanation of linear measurement Linear inches is a term ...



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