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I use a combination of packing cubes, amenity kits I get for free from airlines, and cheap little zippered bags that get sold as pencil cases, makeup kits etc (the dollar store has lots of sizes.) I deliberately get a wide variety of colours (so they're easy to tell apart) and sizes (because sometimes you need a lot of room and sometimes you don't.) I give ...


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As EdmundYeung99 mentions, packing cubes, I use different kinds for different purposes: ebags cubes are all-flexible but come in really small sizes as well (small slim is just 6.5" x 5" x 2.75"), Samsonite cubes are a little bit better keeping their shape but it's still just a packing cube (these come in a set of three). Cables and small electronics go in ...


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I'm going to guess that you're not actually flying Continental as they haven't existed for over 3 years. Odds are you're actually flying United Airlines which is who they merged with. United Airlines flights depart from either Terminal C or Terminal A. For this flight, given it's on a regional jet, it's most likely Terminal A. United do NOT have check-in ...


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If both flights are Air China and you only have been issued one ticket (with one reservation code), then there is a very good probability that you won't need to pick up your luggage and register them again in Beijing. You will also potentially get your boarding pass for the second flight before the first flight (sometime, the seat won't be assigned yet). ...


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There are no restrictions from airlines to carrying a desktop computer in your carry-on (hand) luggage; as long as it fits the weight and size requirements. However, there are new requirements from the TSA regarding electronics: Electronic devices are already screened daily, but now, security officers might ask that you power up your devices, ...


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Place your backpack in a large lightweight waterproof duffel-like bag, of the kind you'd use to avoid problems with straps getting caught in conveyor belts when checking in large rucksacks. I remember seeing Dutch backpackers use this method, and they had a lightweight cover/bag designed specifically to contain and protect their packs.


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I have traveled with a desktop unit as carry on from the US on a long haul to Asia. It was packed in a daypack, with a little padding between the unit and my back. The bag was pulled aside to be manually inspected at every security station I went through (three in total), but there were no issues nor any "why" questions. (have done it twice now) Just make ...


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My recommendations would be to, use FedEx to transfer it to your new location and take the hard drive with you. TSA is very careful about those kind of things but, you can take it and check it in as fragile. I have taken tvs abroad with United as a check in not carry on.


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I would just carry the hard drive(s) (if mechanical) and would consider taking the video card out and wrapping it in bubble wrap leaving it inside the PC case if it's a very expensive one. Desktop and tower PC cases tend to be pretty flimsy sheet metal so a certain amount of crushing is a possibility, especially if you didn't save the original box. It's ...


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I always carry a mac pro (2013) for work stuff, traveled with it from/to USA, Spain and Mexico and never had a problem. Only problem I had was when I bring the computer with my carry on, the security guys always freak out when they see it with X-Ray machine, and always stops me and ask me what is that thing. I show them that is a computer and that's it. ...


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You can take up to three bags, each weighing to 32 kg, for free on every flight on this journey. AA allows business class customers to take up to three bags for free, at 32 kg each. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd bag fees are waived for business class customers: https://www.aa.com/i18n/travelInformation/baggage/checked-baggage.jsp Overweight bag fee is waived for ...


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I carried a desktop PC from Canada to another country. Since I was using a traditional hard drive rather than a SSD, I removed that and took it with me in my carry on. The actual desktop PC was packed in a regular suitcase surrounded by towels and clothes on all sides. When I opened the PC up to remove the hard drive, I also cleaned it out and double ...


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You don't need to pick up your baggage or clear immigration and customs in SVO. Your airline will transfer your baggage to the next flight for you. When you check in at JFK, you will see that they will check the bags all the way through to TLL. And unlike the US, in most countries and in most circumstances it's unnecessary to clear immigration and customs to ...


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I regularly travelled with liquid and semi liquid products and the best way to avoid a big problem is to put it in a jar (even glass should be ok) with a threaded cap. Then protect it in a box specifically designed for jars. You have a lot of examples there : Sample protection box for jars


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Use a rain cover. They are basically nylon or alike fabric sheets, with a bit of sewing on the corners and have elastic sewn on the outer edge, which will tighten it around your pack. Covers are available in a wide range of sizes and it does not matter if the fit is not really close, as long as the bag is covered and the elastic can reach the back. It does ...


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This is probably the policy because of the problems delayed luggage causes at the other end, specifically with clearing US Customs. While airports/airlines usually have a protocol to clear luggage in the absence of the passenger, it is more hassle and paperwork than having the passenger take the luggage through customs themselves. The KLM Conditions of ...


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In general, your luggage and you need to be on the same plane because if it contains a bomb then they want you to perish. In this case, it might be you've been pulling tricks with purchasing a ticket for a notoriously delayed flight in hopes you get separated from your bag-bomb. If it's not your fault then that's apparently fine because lost / delayed / ...


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The limit exists but is rarely enforced, never had a problem with several pieces of luggage


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The Bogota bus station has this service


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Go rural Hungary, go cheap: http://www.jofogas.hu/gyor_moson_sopron/Sopronban_5nm_es_tarolo_kiado_41472431.htm 5 sq ft storage 5500 HUF / month. That's 17EUR. But I am sure it is possible to find a garage for even less in the countryside. If you are interested I will look.


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30kg is the upper limit allowed by your ticket. Even if you have less, you pay the same price.


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I would suggest to check with the Airline as some airlines (Ex. Emirates) does make arrangements as they are the official carrier of UAE an would most welcome any traveller to stay (as it's good for UAE's economy and promote tourism)


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No. The baggage system is not designed to store luggage for this period. You should arrange to store your bag in a left-luggage facility. If you have concerns about customs controls for alcohol, pork, et c., there is a procedure whereby Dubai customs retains these items and return them to you when you leave the country again.


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Typically 62 linear inches is the allowance for a checked in bag and there is no way the box of 40" HDTV is under that. For example http://www.brandsmartusa.com/Samsung/184264/40+Class+Smart+1080P+LED+HDTV+With+Wi+Fi.htm this 40" HDTV is in a 90 linear inch box and that's typical. You will likely be charged an oversize baggage fee -- typically $100-$200. ...


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Here is a brief glossary and quick explanation of the things that might surprise you in Finnair's description: Carry-on is what you take with you in the cabin. It should generally fit in the overhead bins or under the seats and not lie around, especially during take-off and landing. Because of this, there is a separate maximum length, width and height ...


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Here's my experience: In Shanghai (PVG), I went to the counter to check in, the guy barely spoke English, asked me what was in the bag. Eventually he checked me into the flight and attached the luggage barcode thing to my bag. Then he called someone on the phone and told me to wait for someone to collect the luggage. A few seconds later he asked me to ...


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For a domestic arrival and transit, your baggage would be checked through to your final destination anyway, and it is not a concern. For an international arrival and transit, which I believe is what you are concerned with, you will claim your baggage, walk it through Customs, and then follow the Connecting Flights sign to the baggage drop immediately ...



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