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Here's your checklist for this task: Via Ship Estimated Cost of lcl load if sent via ship container - For cost comparison Timelines and terms of pick up - From Door to Door or port to port transport Figure out if the cost & longer time is worth when compared to the Air option Via Air Things to check with.. Consulate / Immigration & Legal ...


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Short summary of the caveats/issues mentioned thus far in the comments and answers: Airline Costs per extra luggage item. General charge for having extra baggage. Individual checked item and overall baggage weight limits. Individual checked item and overall baggage dimension & volume limits. Need to make sure the airline actually means what their ...


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I'd call the airline directly to ensure that you're interpreting their terms correctly and whether they require any additional information or preparation. And be prepared for a very, very thorough customs inspection. The value of your luggage will obviously be above the monetary limit for customes-free imports, and the amount will suggest commercial ...


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The obvious methods are air freight or courier (DHL) or post office. The first two are quick and reliable but expensive. The third is economical but not always reliable. You could also contact a shipping / freight forwarding company in Hanoi to explore options by sea/land. With air freight or courier, you need to consider the "storage" time, as the bags ...


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This is obviously too late for the OP, but it may be useful to others: On Acela, there is room in the café car for a double bass to stand upright since the Acela café car has no overhead storage and compact, bar-stool-style seating. You'll have to board early if you want one of those bar stools, though, since there are only 7 available; otherwise you may ...


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ANA and United are partner airlines in the Star Alliance. You should be able to check your baggage all the way through from Taipei to Houston. If you have one booking/ticket they will do it automatically. If you have two separate bookings, then you will need to show your second ticket so they can enter the necessary baggage tracking details. If by some ...


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To clarify what you have stated in your question: You have a connection at Narita Airport, where you are switching airlines. ANA and United both fly to Terminal 1, so no need to worry about getting from one terminal to another Your passport/nationality requires you to get a transit visa for Japan You made two separate bookings, thus the need to claim ...


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You should just ask during your first check-in at the Taipei airport. they will tell you if and where you have to pick up your luggage. Personally i can't remember the last time i had to pickup my luggage during transit. They usually just pass it on to your next airline without you having to do anything, so you only pick it up at your destination.


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Yes, you need to collect and re-check. I've done this many times at Auckland. The reason is immigration and customs is only at the Auckland international terminal. NZ has strict controls on luggage - and will xray and scan them for food, wood, and many other restricted items. You need to be with your luggage when this happens. If they checked it through ...


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From experience, if it doesn't fit WITHIN their measuring boxes, they won't allow it. This means that if it doesn't fit with/depth, or if it sticks out the top (as you're saying with the laptop), they'll deem it too large. If your case is soft and can be folded up, I'd suggest considering having the case in your pocket, so that the laptop still fits in the ...


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The limit for the large cabin baggage is 10 kg: Visit site for further details.


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Sections 5.4 and 5.5 of NS's General Terms & Conditions for Travellers ("Algemene Voorwaarden Reizigers" - Dutch document) contains the rules for transporting bikes and luggage. This is what they say: Folding Bikes (and rollators, mobility scooters and wheelchairs) Count as 'luggage' and are always allowed on the train for free, regardless of travel ...


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The train part of this question hinges on the question whether a bicycle packed in a box should be considered as a bicycle or as large luggage. You can argue a lot about this (https://forum.ns.nl/overige-producten-6/meenemen-fiets-doos-de-spits-vanaf-schiphol-8640), but I think it will depend on the opinion of the conductor you meet on the day. If it's ...


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The answer given by reirab is a very good one. I'd like to add the aircraft operations perspective. For airlines, having passengers pay based on their weight is non-trivial to implement. Before a flight, the airline must determine the total weight of the aircraft. This includes the weight of all people on board. The aircraft may be full of very skinny ...


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Short answer: No, you will not get such a discount. Longer answer: For any significantly-sized airliner, the commodity they have to sell you is floor space in the cabin, not weight. If you're occupying one seat of the same size, you're costing the airline almost exactly the same as someone who weighs twice what you do. Let's consider some numbers: ...


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They aren't charging you for your weight, they are charging you for the seat you are taking up. It doesn't matter if you weight 120kg, 70kg or 30kg, you are still going to take up one seat. So, except on rare occasion (like Somoa Air), they will never give you a discount for weighing less.


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A big reason airlines want to keep baggage weight down isn't because the weight of the baggage (or passengers) directly increases fuel consumption (or other direct costs) but because baggage carriers have to move those bags. If everybody has bags that are unwieldy from weight or size then it will take a lot longer for the throwers to move the bags to/from ...


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Get a big coat, with lots of pockets. No-one on a regular airline is going to give you a discount for being slim. You still occupy a whole seat, don't you? If you are so overweight that you need two seats, that's another story. They'll rightly charge you double. A while ago Ryanair charged triple for people who need two seats due to obesity or other reasons ...


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Sure the risk is increased (doubled, perhaps, but I imagine some connections are worse than others). Probably less risk if all your flights are with the same airline. If there's a large variation in connection risk then two may be almost the same as one, statistically. The right decision depends on a bunch of factors. If (say) your first stop is in city X ...


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Indeed, there is a risk and it does double. The shorter the connection, the more risk the bag has to miss the connection. I've had this happen and they sent the bag on the next flight which can be a hassle if you are not close to the airport at your destination, although twice they courried the bag so that I did not have to return to the airport. It depends ...


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Samoa Air does, but the demographics make the reason for that obvious. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/travelnews/10127347/Samoa-Air-introduces-XL-class-for-larger-passengers.html Also an individual passenger's weight is not that important until we are on very small planes.


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I don't think it's going to be a problem. I've flown with norwegian a few times (short flights within Europe though) and most of the time I have 2 pieces of carry on luggage. Normally they make an announcement at the gate stating that the flight is quite full and that anyone with large carry on or an extra bag should contatc them so they can check it in. ...


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Check out https://www.between9and5.com/en/c1591803/day_rooms_London/ A day room accommodates bags and showers in one swipe, you get to pick the location (to some extent), the kids can take a nap and its pretty convenient. It may be a little more expensive than a locker + public-shower option but probably not by much and the convenience should be ...


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The lockers at the airport are at level 0; you have to go outside and to the left (follow signs of lockers). I was able to stack 2 big bags and a carry on with additional laptop bag. You need to add only 1 Euro to lock (red light) and then pay when you come back. The lock is electronic and one cannot add lock of their own. The coin dispenser machine does not ...


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Clothes are far lighter (and no-one weighs your take on even if there is a limit). Put your books in your take-on. A Kindle at 180g (6 oz) is far lighter than 15 books though and perhaps more convenient.


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I'm not sure there's a good solution here, it'll depend if you want to maximize time or minimize money. Heathrow is off in the wrong direction, leaving the bags there is going to burn between 90 minutes and a few hours collecting them so I doubt it's worth it. Honestly, I'd consider a cheap hotel/B&B in the Euston or Paddington area. You could even ...


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Partial answer: I would store your luggage in central London, if you store it at the airport you'll spend a large proportion of your day going back and forth to Heathrow. There is a left luggage storage company at Euston, though it's expensive at £10 per item.


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To Peak or Not to Peak? Having done it a bunch of times, I would never advise taking the RER B from the city centre with that much luggage. Especially if you are leaving during peak hours, times at which the RER becomes as packed as the Japanese metro. There's usually no space for people, let alone heavy luggage that's hard to move around. I would therefore ...


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Since you are already in a cab when getting to Gare du Nord, the easiest way would be to have the cab drop you at the airport. The only exception to this would be if the train drops you in a favorable location within the airport so that you don't have to travel much with your luggage.


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Books are heavier, period. Your typical cheap-ass perfect-bound B&W 300-page airport paperback detective/romance novel weighs around 441 grams. A nice hardback or a big chunky guidebook will be more: Lonely Planet India is over 1 kg, and a 500-page ream of A4 printing paper is well over 2 kg! A T-shirt occupies roughly the same volume as that ...


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I often buy multiple books on trips and carry them home. For the outward bound trip, the suitcase is 10-15 lbs (4.5–7 kg) or more below the maximum weight limit. That way I know I have some room for souvenirs and books. I've also taken older clothes that I'm willing to toss out at the end of a trip. If I think there's a chance that a bag is overweight, I ...


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If you plan on reading on the flight then keeping them with you is probably ideal. I guess it also might depend on which is more replaceable - the clothes or the books. Checked luggage sometimes gets mis-routed between flights and can be stolen while at the luggage carousel.


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As you imply that your airline is ok with the luggage you're bringing in to the country, it's pretty safe to assume the NS (Dutch railways) will also be ok with it. In addition, it appears you will be able to carry all your luggage yourself. Unless you carry, like, an inflatable and inflated swimming pool, you should be ok. It will be busy during your ...


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When I checked in for Icelandair, with a 10 day stopover the checking online page stated 'your stopover is longer than 24 hours, you can not check in for the second leg' which I think is an indication that up to 24 hours is norm for them. But in case they do not want to keep your luggage, I found you a link to a luggage storage at the airport. ...


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I checked the NS site and the rules are easy to find, in Dutch. The best I can find in English is this, a link to a PDF file in which I can not find the needed information. Zorg dat uw bagage andere reizigers niet hindert. Plaats bagage in de daarvoor bestemde rekken of onder uw stoel. In de Intercity direct kunt u kosteloos 3 stuks handbagage ...


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Your luggage will be checked in all the way. You don't need to collect it as you will be in transit, and your luggage will be in a secured area. You will (of course) have to carry your carry-on luggage with you to the next plane.


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Why risk it? Logically one of three happens: they just take it they charge a fee (which is most likely larger in airport than in advance) they don't take it And if you have several flights then the dice will roll for each one. KLM site says that you "need" to reserve oversized baggage in advance, in addition to paying a fee: For larger [than 62 in] ...


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The bottom line, the airline has rules AND the airline can enforce those rules. So the question really is, do you want to risk having to pay over-sized bag fees? Just because Joe B and Mary S got away with it, doesn't mean you will get lucky. Because of my work I travel with bags that surpass the limit by a little bit. On my favorite airline I get away ...


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Checked baggage rules depends on the purchased ticket and eventually to a frequent-flyer program status of the passenger. Let's say for example that you purchased a single ticket from Dallas to Taipei economic class with a single checked baggage. Because you have the status X of the frequent-flyer program Y and the company that is serving your single ticket ...


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You will have absolutely no problem with carrying tree tea oil in your checking luggage. If you can have the receipts of the product with you that would be great if in case the customs has any questions, which I doubt. Just make sure you pack it properly (Leak proof).


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If you have booked your trip as one reservation then you do not have to worry about re-checkin. Also, British airways has an alliance with American Airlines. So I am very sure you do not have to re-checkin your bag in London. If if you have booked the ticket through a travel agent, sometimes they book the tickets separately and then give you the final ...


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Based on my experience, I see nothing at all in such a kit that would raise any objections in checked baggage. They might open it up and have a look but there's nothing dangerous there. Except the silicone sealant they're all inert parts and nothing is going to leak out. Only flammable adhesives (which silicone is not) are prohibited. Suggest leaving the ...


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Remove the battery from the device and isolate the connectors on each AA battery as a precaution. You should have no trouble, if Customs asks, tell them what it is and let them decide.



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