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As far as I know, the bag-in-bag technique you mention is definitely not forbidden by airlines. On the contrary, airlines often suggest to wrap/bag luggage of unusual shapes or sizes, to avoid problems during baggage-handling procedures. This is the case of large backpacks for example, whose loose straps might get caught in the conveyor belts. Therefore I ...


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If the conditions of your fare say 2 pieces of luggage and up to 30kg, it means just that. Depending on the route, you will typically find at least three types of limitations: Number of pieces of luggage Total weight (spread between all your luggage) Weight per piece of luggage Size limits You might be able to pool the total weight between several ...


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You should have no problem using the bag. I have done similarly and I have seen many checked in bags that are not optimal to handle. A very broad range of "objects" are carried as check in baggage - a mere outer bag is far from unusual. If customs want to look inside your bag then they will look inside your bag. The only exception is if you make it so ...


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It would depend on the security officer that checks you in and the country where your flight originates. TSA doesn't allow frying pans especially cast iron ones it's check only as evidenced in a blog from Forbes. TSA also has a mobile app now that you can look at. But since it's a flight originating from another country TSA rules may not apply so ...


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As the OP asked about what happens in Hong Kong, not Vancouver, I will expand on my comment. If the airline you are flying from Manila on has an Interline agreement with Air Canada, then it is likely your bags will get checked through to Canada. If they do not, then you will need to go through immigration in Hong Kong, claim your bags and checkin for your ...


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You must get your luggage at Vancouver as this is your first port of entry into Canada. You also must go through immigration first. Sources: http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/travel-voyage/ivc-rnc-eng.html and personal experience of landing, oh, I do not know, perhaps a billion times in Vancouver :)


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This depends on the airport, in your case airports. You will be told when you check in but you could always call ahead to find out. In may cases, it will be tagged to your final destination and your bags will be labelled I2I which means International-to-International. If they are not, you will have to move them yourself. Since your final leg is domestic, it ...


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Yes, you need to do a whole nine yards, Canada Border Services, Claim Baggage, Check-in, Baggage Drop-Off, Security, U.S. Customs & Border Protection (since it's a pre-clearance airport). It'll be a lot of fun (not).


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I needed to store my luggage in Hollywood because I had a 12 AM flight and arrived early in the day from another city, so all I did was order a cheap bunk at a backpacker's place. Then the good thing was I got to take a shower before getting on the flight.


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It seems to me you're worrying too much. :) If you want to see the sunrise at Machu Picchu, which is highly advised, you'll have to stay the previous night in Aguas Calientes. I would advise against staying two or more nights as the village has very little to offer. You might indeed get altitude sickness. To minimise the effects, take it easy. So, it ...


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I actually did use their deal for this, it's now called the "Visit Argentina" pas (originally their "Argentina Travel" deal). We used it for four legs. The main problem is that they use a hub and spoke model, with all flights flying in and out of Buenos Aires, pretty much. So while we wanted to go from El Calafate to Iguazú Falls, to Salta, we had to go El ...


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I would recommend you to use despegar to book tickets and hotels, you could probably find better deals there in compare to expedia.


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I was starting to wonder whether you could get back to the drop off or is it behind security but then I realized something: you won't be able to add it during the recheck because last I've done this (although not at EWR but I suspect it's the same) it was not like a full service station complete with baggage tag printers just a simple drop off. Thinking ...


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When you preclear US customs at Halifax Stanfield you will not need to go through customs again when reaching the United States. You arrive at a domestic terminal in the US rather than an international terminal and can proceed directly to your next flight. All you need to do is to make sure the airline checks your bags through to TPA, which they will do if ...


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I have to disagree with the suggestion that it depends on your health and fitness condition. I had a severe case of altitude sickness while in Atacama in Chile for a week. Together with two others who in their professional life were well-trained soldiers. I wouldn't say I am a master example of well trained body, but the soldiers definitely were. I think it ...


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Altitude is something you can not really prepare for with a trip of the length you are undertaking. Climbers spend several weeks walking into basecamp areas and several more weeks hanging at the base to slowly acclimatise themselves. Spending one or two nights at middle altitudes will not make any real difference. You might as well go straight to Cusco. ...


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It's actually pretty common to sleep at Cusco your first night. My brother, for example, flew from Lima to Cusco. It's not ideal and you're likely to have a headache, but it's uncommon for anything too serious. You definitely want a full day (two nights) based in Aguas Calientes if you want the full experience. The reason being if you want to be on the ...


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From personal experience, it is not as bad as it may seem, but then again it probably depends on your health and fitness level. I am 37, my wife is 33, neither of us is very fit, but not we are not couch potatoes either. We flew from Lima (sea level) to Cusco and stayed there for 5 days. Before the trip we had similar concerns as you had, and we also had ...


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As of 2015-04-16 WEST it seems possible. After having printed my boarding pass, here’s what I did: Clicked Manage Booking near the top of the Ryanair page. On the next page, clicked: Add checked bags On another page, selected as option Add Services- Baggage/Transfers/Car Parking. In the section Retrieve my booking, I entered my reservation number and the ...


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based on my experience, My company booked me with 43kgs baggage allowNce and 7kgs hand carry. I tried to check-in my luggage with 43kgs but they asked me to break the weigh of the luggage into 2 separate bags 1 is my luggage and the other one is the one that I bought from Hamad International airport which also Sealed by the store. so my luggage weighed ...


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Until about 5 years ago it was possible to have this plastic wrapping service done at LAX. Now you can't have the service done! LAX and SFO were the only American airports that I ever saw plastic wrap being done in. I have tried buying a big roll of the plastic wrap that moving companies sell to wrap their furniture in. It is very difficult to wrap your own ...


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There is a luggage storage point in the city centre https://plus.google.com/107594251083173710256/about?gl=pl&hl=pl


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I finally have the answer. I called up Turkish Airlines and they have confirmed that my checked allowance is 40kg, although this must be divided over two suitcases as the limit is 32kg per case. Thank you everyone for your research and advice. It looks like I'll have to order a bigger taxi to the airport!


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I have flown from UK (London) to Tbilisi with Turkish Airlines many times. I have my next flight from London to Tbilisi booked for just over a month from now. The baggage allowance normally is 20 kg and this is stated on the ticket. What you can do is go to the Turkish Airlines website and then find your reservation there - even if you didn't buy the ticket ...


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As you already figured, the baggage information on Turkish Airlines states a basic 20kg per passenger for international flights, with a lot of exceptions. Looking at the baggage information page, I can see exceptions for flights from/to USA and Canada, South America, many African countries and some European countries like Germany and Ireland. There are even ...


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Qantas 7.4 Restrictions on Checked Baggage disown liability for damage to: You must not include in your Checked Baggage: fragile, delicate or perishable items computers items with a special value, such as money, jewellery, precious metals, silverware negotiable papers, share certificates, securities or other valuable documents cameras personal ...


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A little confused as I can't find a current flight via Reno connecting Hnl to xna. http://www.flyxna.com/airlines-flights/airlines/ However assuming that it is actually via Las Vegas. I looked at the actual operating airlines, so American flights could actually be operated by Envoy air or Mesa Air branded as American eagle, and the United flights as ...


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Although United and American probably do have an interline baggage agreement (most of the larger IATA members do), and are probably capable legally and operationally of transferring bags directly, it is up to the discretion of each airline whether or not to do so. And most US carriers have been increasingly reluctant to do so over the last few years as they ...



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