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All that is supposed to happen is that it revolves sadly around the baggage carousel until a porter from the luggage office comes and puts it behind the luggage desk, where you can wait in line later and retrieve it from a sullen clerk. But a million other things might happen. Someone might, innocently or not, walk off with it. The space reserved for ...


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I assume you are travelling to IAH on a domestic (or pre-cleared) flight. [Otherwise, you will not have a chance to find a restaurant until you have passed through US Customs, and you'll have to take your bag before customs or you will find it very difficult to retrieve later.] Your baggage will remain on the carousel for some time. If the same carousel is ...


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Yes, you can bring it; it should be in its original container. See https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/67/~/traveling-with-or-mailing-medications-and-medical-devices,-such-as-needles-or: Prescription medications should be in their original containers with the doctor's prescription printed on the container.  It is advised that you travel with no ...


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Etihad Airways require to check your musical instrument, from Etihad's policy: Musical instruments must be transported as checked baggage only. So it all comes down to the size and wight of Tabla Set. If you can fit it in a proper bag and are less then 7kg, you are good to go. Each item must not exceed dimensions of 115 cm (40x50x25). You can ...


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Unless you specially request it, you will not be able to retrieve your bags at Narita, since they will be checked through to Bangkok and transferred directly to the next plane. You will thus need to bring everything you need with you as carry-on luggage. However! There is an option to request at check-in that they "short-check" your bags to Narita only. ...


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You don't mention what country, but I am assuming this is Europe and not USA as it would be very odd socially to hang out in an airport that long here and could even get you in trouble with TSA if someone decided to notify them. Nonetheless here are some options you can use (at least in the US): Early or Late checkout. In your example you're leaving a bit ...


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Total customs duty on Desktop PC in India is around 16% of the cost of the PC.


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Basically any hotel will keep the luggage for you - secured - until you pick it up. That might be inconvenient if the hotel is on the other side of town, though. You can check your luggage in right away. Often, airlines allow luggage check-in up to 24 hours ahead of time, but you should verify before you drag it to the airport; and again, that could be ...


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You certainly have more than one option, when it comes to leaving your stuff so you can move around freely: You'd definitely want to ask to the personnel of your accomodation (hotel, hostel, apartment, etc.) if they can store your luggage until you are ready to leave. Most of the accomodations offer this kind of service and usually have a locked room, ...


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Most hotels and many hostels will have a space you can leave your luggage and collect it later. Enquire about this at the front desk. Some hotels even offer this service to non-residents (although usually for a fee in that case). In the event that you can't make use of this, for example the hotel doesn't offer the serivce, you are staying in self-catering ...


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As a general rule, the major airlines are pretty reasonable when it comes to carry-ons. If you are not trying to drag a steamer trunk into the cabin, they will usually let you slide, and if they do have to stop you, they will usually check your bag on a courtesy basis and not charge you. This is not true of Spirit and some of the European budget airlines, ...


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This is just a theory, but I suspect the airlines or airline body responsible, set a volume limit, but as Zach mentioned, this could result in people taking unwieldy sized luggage excessively long in one dimension. If you take the cubic root of this limit and multiply by 3, this results in a single measurement that simultaneously sets maximum dimensions and ...


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The system is set up to accommodate the infinite variety of baggage dimensions while limiting the volume to an acceptable maximum amount. However the key words in the rule are 'checked baggage'. A cardboard box or other such packaging is not 'baggage', it is a parcel or cargo. Most airlines will accept cardboard boxes or other containers as checked ...


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Freight packed into a container (be it a plane's cargo hold or truck or something else) can be said to either "weigh out" or "cube out": Weigh out - The weight of the cargo is equal to the maximum carrying capacity, even if there is more space available. Example: a truckload of gold bars Cube out - The volume of the cargo is equal to the maximum carrying ...


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I recently flew with KLM from Amsterdam, where self-checking luggage is possible. Apparently (the screen tells you so) it will measure the size of your luggage, so it seems to get enforced at least somewhere. It tells you to make sure handles are down etc. Then it will take a few seconds to scan your bag and will tell you if it is okay or not. Possibly, as ...


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I wouldn't. Check this comment from Amazon.com: I just Goodwilled a similar bag (65.5 inches linear) with a long history of reliable service after being warned twice on a recent overseas trip that they'd "let me go this time" but that it was oversize and to not trust that I encounter someone as flexible next time through... Posted on May 29, 2013. ...


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It's possible to do an airside transit at Incheon airport which is fast and you can do that on seperate tickets. Vietjet doesn't have a transit desk there as far as I know but they offer web checkin for ICN departures so you should be able to get a boarding pass. Both airlines use the satellite terminal where it's possible to go through transit security ...


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Baggage will normally be transferred automatically if you are on a multi-segment trip consisting of transfers (connections) rather than stopovers. A transfer is normally 4 hours or less on a domestic itinerary and 24 hours or less on an international itinerary. If the itinerary consists of multiple airlines, the airlines must have an interline baggage ...


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The general rule of thumb is if it is a single ticket on the same airline or their partner airlines, then your baggage will be checked through to the final destination for that day's flights. (that "day's flights" being a series of flights you can check in for at one time, which may cover several calendar days) If it is a single ticket using multiple ...


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Generally, if the stop is inserted in a flight section by necessity (to change planes or such), the luggage is checked through. If you book the section of the flight to a city, and then another section from there on, you make that stop happen, and then you get your luggage out. There are exceptions, like when your layover is very long, or if you ask to ...


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This is quite common for backpacks. The one I use is from Monterra which is available in multiple sizes. It splits into a small daypack and large backpack. The nice thing is that it does not have to be used as a backpack. The straps fold inside a zipper compartment and there is an add-on shoulder strap, so that it can be used as a large shoulder bag. When ...


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I find the Patagonia Transport Tote 20L perfect for the purpose you describe. It has a 'sleeve' on one side, allowing the tote to slip over wheeled luggage handle. I don't know where you're located, but here's the link to the US web site: www.patagonia.com/us/product/transport-tote-20-liters?p=49460-1


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Ryan Air's size limits are based on physical limits of their aircraft. The 737's baggage compartment door is 122 x 89 cm. And the weight is fairly universal limit imposed by most airlines for something to be lifted by a human (anything heavier is supposed to be lifted by machinery). So their size limits are designed to allow the bag to be easily loaded ...


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There are luggage sets that combine a bigger bag and a backpack, such as Eagle Creeks Switchback series (http://shop.eaglecreek.com/switchback-carryon/d/1283_cl_-1). You could pack bulky lightweight items in the big part and heavier small items in the zip off daypack. Split them apart when driving, then zip together for the flight and tour. (other companies ...


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The answers posted are in line with my experience. I recently traveled in a 2014 Audi A6 3.0 TDI on a trip to pick up my daughter at college. Round trip was about 800 miles. On the roof was a Rhino Rack with oval shaped cross beams and on the rack was a mountain bike and Yakima box filled with items such as duffle bags, books, etc. Inside the car were ...


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The length of time that an airline will hold checked baggage during long layovers is determined by the policies of the airline AND of the airport. Some airports have secure storage for over night holds, some do not. I have had baggage stay checked during a 22 hour layover and have had to claim it during an 8 hour layover. In your case you would need to ...


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What this refers to is the necessity of claiming your baggage, going through customs once more, then re-checking it again for your next flight. The process is pretty straightforward so you already know what you need to do, just as if you had arrived at your final destination, go to the carousel get your bag, proceed to customs, then to the airline counter to ...


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A packing cube is a zippered bag (generally more of a rectangular cuboid than a cube if we want to get into it) for storing clothes and other supplies when traveling. One popular manufacturer is Eagle Creek; I have some Spacepack ones (which I don't think I paid nearly that much for) as well; those have a nice two-sided design so you can separate clean and ...


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I just throw everything into the main compartment of my suitcase. I fill the channels around the housing for the telescoping handle with smaller items, but otherwise there's not much order to it. I have never found the contents to be disturbed very much aside from the presence of a sheet of paper advertising that TSA has searched my bag. I presume they ...


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I think the hard limits set by the regulation are the individual dimensions. In other words, according to Ryanair, the largest possible checked luggage is a parallelepiped measuring 81cm (height), 119cm (width) and 119cm (depth): Anything larger than that, on any dimension, will not be carried by Ryanair, regardless of whether or not the other dimensions ...


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Latvia and Denmark are both in the Schengen area, so no matter which passport you have, Riga is where it will be checked. After you pass though the Schengen outer border in Riga, immigration authorities won't care whether you go into the city or take a connecting intra-Schengen flight (or both). For a flight connection on a single ticket, on a single ...


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This is what the Turkish Airlines said : Turkish Airlines does not have piece concept for European sectors it is only for US/Canada & African sectors. Since your travelling to Venice, free baggage allowance is 30kgs on the ticket the maximum weight of 1 piece cannot exceed 32kgs, Yes you can distribute 30kgs into 2 or 3 bags. Cabin Baggage (Hand ...


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The TSA Can I Bring?, impressively, has entries for both Balloons (inflated) and Balloon (uninflated). For Balloon (inflated) it says: You may transport this items in carry-on or checked baggage. For items you wish to carry on, you should check with the airline to ensure that the item will fit in the overhead bin or underneath the seat of the airplane. ...


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I'd suggest taking it in your hand luggage (if it'll fit in the dimensions). My main concern about putting a PC into your checked luggage would be a) it getting broken, or b) it getting stolen. The airline's liability for lost or stolen luggage is relatively low - perhaps below the cost of your PC. Even if it's not, then you do face the hassle of ...


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After traveling successfully with canister stoves multiple times, I had my MSR canister stove (the tiny burner attachment, not the fuel) taken away by Jet Blue at LAX from my checked luggage. (They asked me if I had a stove when I checked in and I of course answered honestly). Their regulations apparently prohibit all camping stoves. So don't fly Jet Blue ...


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I flew Etihad to New Delhi a couple of years back with the Abu Dhabi to New Delhi leg being on Jet Airways. On the way I took two bags which was absolutely fine, both bags made it to Delhi. However on the way back Jet Airways refused to allow me to check two separate bags in and claimed it was a max of one and wouldn't budge. Long story short I had to get ...


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No. The rules are crystal clear. They are not in the business of measuring how much liquid you have, they judge based on the container. Even when it's crystal clear there is extremely little liquid they will demand throwing it away if it's in a too large container like a sip on the bottom of a water bottle. Edit: as a rule maker, if your goal is to regulate ...


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He/she can also buy one of these super folded travel bags, have it folded at wallet size before going to airport, and then use it after security as travel cabin bag. Usually Duty Free also sell this type of bag plus normal travel bags but I am not sure for this airport, you can email the airport direct maybe?


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The same page you linked to states: If the alcohol is purchased before going through the security checkpoint, our security rules apply for carry-on or checked baggage. Which means you must pack the growler in your checked luggage, as it's over 100 mL. There's no significant concern about it exploding. Remember that the cargo hold is pressurized the ...


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I believe that you are right that all the stores that sell luggage at SFO are post-security. They aren't going to have a particularly large selection (possibly just carry-on sizes only), and this traveler would surely be better off stopping at a real luggage store on their way to the airport if at all possible, but I'll accept that's impossible for them. I ...


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Let's say you buy a spare battery for your laptop and forget to put it in your carry-on (as per IATA rules). What happens next? "Do nothing" happens. Remove battery happens. Fine or prosecution MAY happen. Take you off plane is less likely than take bag off plane, leave you on. | Despite @JonathanReez's comment, the risk from checked batteries is ...


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No you cannot, not as checked (or carry on if it's more than 100ml). From TSA's Prohibited Items page: When hovering over the Carry-on, you get the following note: (Less than 3.4 oz / 100 ml allowed) Anyway, other organizations (including IATA) suggest similar policies as well, you can safely say this is a worldwide policy.


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If your both legs are on the same ticket (made in the same booking) then they will definitely check in your luggage to the final destination. You will just change planes without going through immigration. If you have two separate bookings than it is not as obvious - contact the airline to double check.


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Yes, since you are using the same company, if you have one reservation number for both legs, then you should be fine. Your luggage should be going through without the need to pick them up and check them in again during the transit.


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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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