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"Yes Parrots are Banned in Indian Railways" On asking to officials they replied that carrying parrots are illegal in Indian trains, So you can't carry parrots in Indian Railways. It is good to banned on parrot trade,


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Really, this question is so silly! 1) there are indeed any number of cubic cases: they are not popular. it's just that simple. the basic premise of the question is false. As Relaxed pointed out immediately, it's not unlike asking "Why did Obama win the election?" Well - he won because - he got more votes. It's begging the question. 2) the many obvious ...


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Because they are too unwieldy when you carry it on your side. And it's easy to exceed the weight limits. I already can cram 23 kg in a single large luggage bag. You can vacuum pack your clothes to make the most of the space in a luggage. Did you want to maximise your luggage space and thought cube shaped luggage might be a solution?


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Because you only gain 11.7% volume and give up a bunch of other advantages, including making packing worse. The volume of luggage with maximum checked-luggage dimensions (W + L + H <= 62)[1] is 27in x 21in x 14in = 7938in3. The volume of the cube is 20.7in3 = 8869.7in3. Only 11.7% more. If maximizing (packing) volume (inside a large regular space) was ...


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No, using a "TSA lock" is not compulsory. That is because there is no U.S. law that mandates the use of such locks. On the contrary, there are situations in which the use of "TSA locks" are actually a violation of the law (49CFR 1540.111), even when a lock is explicitly required by law. The primary example of when NOT to use "TSA locks", is when ...


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The other, rather important point is this: While that would indeed give you the maximum volume allowed, packing pretty much anything that fills the maximum volume is likely to take you well, well over weight. It's easy enough to take a bag of a much smaller volume and go over the 18/20/30kg included weight limits. Extra weight gets expensive very fast, and ...


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Balikbayan boxes, popular among Filipinos for bringing goods home when flying, are indeed quite close to cubic. Standard sizes are: Medium: 18 × 16 × 18 inches Large: 18 × 18 × 24 inches Extra large: 24 × 18 × 24 inches While they are optimized for shipping, they are unwieldy for travel. In addition to issues mentioned in other answers… A cube does ...


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There is nothing stopping you buying the most square shaped luggage and take it with you. I have seen 'classic' suitcases that are almost square, that used to be transported on ships. They are known, among other names, as cabin trunks. The full size ones will be too big for nowadays flights, but you can get half size replicas and smaller ones. They went ...


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The only potentially confusing part of this trip will be your transfer through O'Hare. But there are some ways you can speed this up. You will arrive in Terminal 5 at O'Hare, and you will transfer to your flight to LAX in one of Terminals 1-3. Since you're from a Visa Waiver Program country and you are traveling on an ESTA, you may be eligible to skip the ...


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The flight ORD-LAX will be a internal US flight. What will happen is the following: You leave your plane in Chicago, go through immigration, collect your luggage, go through customs and then leave the secure (airside) area. You then recheck your bag and go through security. This process is usually well described by signs and you just have one way to go ...


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@Robert points it out, they would be too unwieldy. Although you, as a passenger, would have not to worry about them while being transported by plane, you still would have to get them from your home to the airport. And that's assuming that's the only moving around you'll do. Will they have wheels and a long leash so that you can drag them around behind you? ...


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A cube would maximise the volume while complying with the 62-inch limit Maybe true from a mathematical point of view, but in reality cube suitcases would be: Harder to carry with a handle, you will have to stretch your arm away from your body, which will make things feel heavier. It will be harder to walk while carrying them. What about long ...


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Even when they do not measure now, it is likely that they will measure in the future. Are you willing to invest money in a good quality case that you might not be able to use on flights in the future. I have never seen them on the airport scales, but in many places they have little lines (or build in lines) that show the outlines on the maximum sizes. And ...


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You will clear US Customs and US Immigration at Toronto prior to arriving in the United States, in a procedure called Preclearance. You no longer need to collect your baggage for inspection but of course US Customs may inspect your bag if they wish. You do not need to go through Canadian customs. The procedure is well sign posted: follow the purple signs. ...


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No, using a TSA lock is not mandatory. First, it is not mandatory to use a lock at all. Second, you can use any lock you want but, if the TSA decide to open your bag, they'll just break your lock if it's not one they can open with their master key. Note that they accept no liability for damage to your lock or your bag caused by them forcing a non-TSA lock.


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TSA locks are one step above a rope as far as baggage security is concerned. I have locks on some bags, on all bags I use a coloured cable tie to secure the zipper. They cost 2 cents each at any electronics store and come in enough variety that no baggage thief will have another just like it. The seal is photographed at the check-in counter. A plastic seal ...


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No, using a "TSA lock" is not compulsory. What using one does is enable TSA to physically inspect your luggage, if they so deem it necessary, without cutting your existing lock(s). If you use a "TSA lock", it has been designed to allow TSA to use a master key to open it. Of course, this also means, as you have surmised, that anyone else with a master key ...


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TSA locks are not "mandatory", in the sense that it's perfectly legal & allowed to bring any old suitcase with any old lock into the US. However, if you use a lock that is not TSA compatible, the TSA reserves the right to break it open if they need to check the contents of your bag. The "other places" you describe seem to be more about Customs issues, ...


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Travelling with Pets on Indian Railway The Indian Rails Rules for Luggage regulate the carriage of birds, without mentioning parrots explicitly. The sender (i.e. the OP in our case) must fill in a Forwarding Note, as specified in Section 64 of the Railway Act, providing details on the animals. These include declaring the value of the animals in order to ...


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No. You will need to go through passport control in Paris and enter the Schengen zone, collect your bags, and re-check them in at the EasyJet counter, and exit the Schengen zone again. EasyJet does not have luggage interline agreements with other airlines and will not accept interline baggage from them, even if they are so tagged. EasyJet also enforces ...


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At the time of writing it would seem that there are no baggage wrapping facilities at Chicago O'Hare. For starters, the airport website does not mention baggage wrapping in their list of facilities. Moreover, neither TrueStar nor SecureWrap, arguably the two largest baggage-wrapping conglomerates operate in Chicago O'Hare airport. At the time of writing, ...


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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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