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The best way to transfer a bulky computer to another country for 2 years is simply not to. Sell it, and take the money with you and buy a new one when you arrive. Then when you return home, sell it again and do the same when you return home again.
CPUs are relatively sturdy and quite light, so any way you can carry it is fine. Push it into a sponge or styrofoam pad so that pins do not get bent. I would put it in the carry-on luggage since I would prefer keeping an eye on it, just because it's valuable and small which makes it an easy target for thieves. [EDIT] With the CPU pins in the sponge, insert ...
The best way would be to ship it via a courier company as you own the computer and it's over 2 years old desktop, I presume it to be heavy, and to carry it as baggage item you would have to pay a lot more.
Etihad has Conditions of carriage listed that you agree to by buying a ticket. Section "15.2 BAGGAGE" states the maximum values of claims that can be done, please refer to this section for the amount that you can claim. The "8.8 COLLECTION AND DELIVERY OF CHECKED BAGGAGE" section states that: 8.8.2 Only the bearer of the Baggage Check and Baggage ...
Personally, I've never seen airlines reject (or charge more) for a bag being slightly too tall. They only check the weight and move on. Now, if your checked baggage is obviously much too long (eg. skis) then your item will have to go to the special handling area. I've travelled in North America, Mexico, Europe, the UK, and South-East Asia if that helps at ...
Very often, the accommodation place where you stayed will have a long-term storage. It's exceedingly common for hotels or hostels to have guests leaving stuff there while they go elsewhere - eg skies from their mountain trip, or stuff they've bought to take home but don't want to keep travelling with until they return to the hotel a few weeks later. ...
I ended up reshuffling plans a bit so I didn't need to do this, but I'll share what I found. The Amtrak baggage storage service is just for Amtrak passengers, but they do provide the service for local routes, so potentially you could buy a ticket for the Pacific Surfliner to Glendale (the closest station) to store your bags. Looking at prices for today, ...
If you're traveling light, your best bet is probably to use a luggage service like http://www.laxluggagestorage.com/. Their rates seem reasonable, but I have no experience with the company. If you've got more bags, you might be able to book a day room (hotel room just for the day). It would be a convenient base for your day trips, and provide a place to ...
I can tell you I have done this many times and have carried over 15kg in my coat that has 7 big pockets. I know this because as I was waiting in the queue in Poznan, there was a free scales (unlike UK airports) and I had an idea to see just exactly how much I had in there. The airline did not bat an eyelid.
Since other questions have been closed and pointed to this one for answers regarding baggage transfer between airlines, I just wanted to point out that, while the above answer is correct specifically regarding UA and Lufthansa, it's not true for all airlines. Any airlines that are part of the same alliance will almost certainly check your bags all the way ...
You can ask major carriers as DHL or UPS. You can agree with the destination hotel for them to accept the delivery and travel light. :-) I've heard this from a friend of mine that he does this regularly.
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