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The worldwide luggage limit was 70 pounds or 32 kilos for decades. Airlines smelled blood in the water and figured out how to squeeze every last drop of revenue from their passengers by restricting and charging for accompanied luggage. Brazil gave the airlines a hearty middle finger and kept the rules the same as they have always been. If any airlines ...


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It's 100% OK to carry condoms. In fact, you will find them everywhere in Dubai (Pharmacies, supermarkets, etc.). In case you are wondering (and I think you are since you asked this question), condoms are not a problem for both the Islamic and the Arabian cultures. Source: I am both an Arab and a Muslim who lived in Dubai for 3 years in the past, and I ...


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Taxation and hand luggage rules are completely unrelated to each other. You should be able to take your laptop as cabin luggage, either in your bag - for the cheapest airlines - or next to your bag - for legacy airlines, which probably includes most transatlantic flights. The latter is what's usually called "personal item". But taking the laptop as a ...


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There is no train station at Tegel airport. You best shot is to take the TXL Jet Express bus http://www.berlin-airport.de/en/travellers-txl/to-and-from/buses-and-trains/local-public-transport/ to the central station (Hauptbahnhof). There are plenty of train connections to Halle. Every two hours there is a non stop high speed train that does the trip in a ...


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IMHO the problem here is that the UK law forbids importing imitation firearms. Quoting from the Guide on Firearms Licensing Law found on Gov.uk: Section 36 of the Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006 makes it an offence for a person to manufacture, sell, import or cause a realistic imitation firearm to be brought into Great Britain. As it turns out, an ...


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Realistic toy guns are banned in the UK. Based on the information on that page, it seems quite likely that this would qualify and therefore be banned. The penalty for trying to import it could be up to a £5000 fine or 6 month prison sentence. This mainly hinges on whether this gun is considered "realistic". In the U.S. an orange tip on a gun is ...


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I found this company to be very convenient and reasonably priced - they will collect the luggage from you that you want stored, then when you are ready for it will redeliver it to you: http://www.zoomtransportation.co.uk/ They wouldn't be as cheap as the Henfield Self Storage mentioned above but I thought the prices were very fair for the service. It ...


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Yes, you can do this. When you check in at DXB inform the check in agent that you have a long layover at YYZ and need to get your checked baggage there, and ask them to short check it. If you don't do this, your baggage will be checked through to EWR, because it's no longer necessary for people transiting YYZ via US preclearance in T1 to go through Canada ...


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You will clear immigration at London. Your bag will be checked through to Manchester. You will not collect or recheck your bag in London. Where customs is "cleared" is a nuanced question. In principle your hand luggage gets "cleared" at Heathrow and your hold luggage at Manchester... but if you have anything to declare it is wise to seek advice about it ...


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No. Your luggage will not be transferred as you are connecting on the ground between two different airports. If you are travelling on a single ticket, you will still be protected and able to rebook in case of any inbound delays. British Airways - by far the largest carrier serving both airports - for example has the following to say: You must collect ...


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If you were storing a few bags for one day, or one bag for a few days, you might have more options. To leave a few bags for a few days, however, you will need to do some legwork. The first place I would check would be with your hotel in San Francisco. Some hotels are more willing to do this than others, and storage conditions may vary widely— a locked room ...


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I am trying to find what this question is a duplicate of but I can't find any. Perhaps others found this self evident and haven't asked. Anyways, since you are flying on a single ticket within a single country your luggage goes through to the end. International is different but that definitely has duplicates.


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As you never tagged the bag, Air Canada has zero chance of recovering it for you, short of assigning a staff member to physically search for it. But as they never officially received your bag, they have no responsibility in the matter. So answer to question 2 is no compensation. As you cleared through US immigration, then dropped your bag, it is most ...


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If your baggage had no tag visible on it, it would not likely be handled by any airline, but be turned over to the airport's lost and found. You can call or email them directly. Any items found in our terminal buildings are turned into the Customer and Terminal Services department for the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) and may be reached at ...


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It should not be a problem to bring it in your cabin luggage. You should do this, and avoid putting any valuable electronics in checked luggage (where they can easily be stolen).


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If you need to re-check your luggage upon landing at DXB then you'll need a visa to enter Dubai. Luckily this is a somewhat easy procedure for Indian citizens. You can either transit without visa, or request a 96-hour transit visa on arrival. Quoting from the Emirates website: Transit - United Arab Emirates (AE) Visa Visa required. TWOV ...


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Mangalore airport has immigration staff as it is an international airport so your luggage can be checked in for your final destination (Mangalore) provided this is just one ticket. You would get boarding pass for the Mumbai-Mangalore leg at Dubai at the time of check in. It depends on how you purchased your ticket. For those airports in India where there ...


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As Ottawa is on the list of pre-clearance airports you would have already passed American customs and immigration in Canada. Judging from Flightaware you're flying with Air Wisconsin to Philadelphia, which has a partnership with American Airlines so that should mean...no need to recheck your bags ! :)


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Use a cargo/container freight ship for all your cargo to Goa; and forget about it for at least a couple of weeks/months ( a quick google says it can take about 1 month+ from SF to Goa) You should contact a broker specializing in that kind of shipping to take care of all the paper work, taxes and duties and customs and permits. I would imagine bringing in ...


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I recently started a company to solve this sort of problem, citystasher. We are an Airbnb-style marketplace for short-term storage. We can certainly make you a deal like £50 for the 2 bags for the whole time! Email us at info@citystasher.com and check out the site - tho currently going through some renovations.


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According to the Air Europa webpage on special baggage, musical instruments and other non-standard luggage are subject to restrictions. If the instrument size is less than 115 cm you can take it on-board as your one piece of hand-luggage. If the size is larger than 115cm you can either put it in the hold by paying a fee, or place it on another seat that ...


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While I agree with the 'self storage' answer by @user568458 I did look at other options and found the left luggage page of visitLondon.com They quote for the main London Railway stations: It costs £6 per item for 0-3 hours storage, £11 for up to 24 hours and £5 for each additional 24 hours (prices correct as of February 2015) The London airports, ...


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For one week, I used a bag check at one of the London railroad stations. May have not been the cheapest option, but it was convenient and not unreasonably priced. Did the same at another station for my last day in the city, after checking out of hotel.



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