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United's Carry-on rules merely stipulate dimensions, not weight. Unless you're carrying gold bullion, basically, you're find - they don't have an official weight limit. The reason I mention something extra heavy is that generally, you're meant to be able to lift it unassisted into the overhead compartments (or someone else if you're injured). So too heavy ...


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You can drink in your room or in a bar, basically anywhere alcohol is a available you can drink, no alcohol, no drink, that includes walking with a drink in public. The reason behind this is the public resistance to "westernizing" the country, so government is trying to make everyone happy as much as possible, people who drink can drink in designated ...


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You can often rent snow chains from automobile clubs (e.g. ADAC in Germany, or ÖAMTC in Austria). So if you know that you will not need them again it might be cheaper to rent than to buy. This assumes of course that you will return in order to give them back.


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Generally speaking, it's not forbidden to visit other countries (and certainly not to transit through another Schengen country before going to Portugal) but it's best to stick to the itinerary you submitted when applying for the visa. If you do not, you might be questioned about it and should have a good reason to have a Portuguese visa. Staying a couple of ...


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Winter-Equipped Cars in EU This page provided by Europcar is one of the few centralised information sources I could find on the topic. I also found this tool from Continental, allowing you to mouse-hover over different countries to check for regulation. Bulgaria Quoting from Europcar: There is no legal requirement for the use of snow tires. You ...


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There is no common legal standard and in most countries also no common obligation to have them with you - provided that you do not drive on a road that explicitly requires them. Those however are normally only mountain passes, not highways. There is generally a rule that you are only allowed to drive with chains on 100% snow-covered roads so you do not ...


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Total Volume of Liquids/Gels Per Person As Nate correctly points out in this answer, the volume of each individual container must be ≤ 100ml (3.4 fl.oz.). This raises the question of what is the total volume of liquids/gels you can carry on board? Because the volume of the bag is approximately 1000ml (≃ 34 fl.oz. ≃ 1 quart), one could easily ...


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No, there is no weight limit. The only limits are dimensions: Carry-on bag: The maximum dimensions for a carry-on bag are 9 inches x 14 inches x 22 inches (22 cm x 35 cm x 56 cm), including handles and wheels. Personal item: The maximum dimensions for your personal item, such as a shoulder bag, backpack, laptop bag or other small item, are 9 ...


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See http://www.tsa.gov/traveler-information/3-1-1-liquids-rule for rules about liquids when flying within the US. (The rules are set by the government, so it's irrelevant what airline you are flying.) Liquids in containers of volume up to 100 ml each are generally allowed, so they should be fine. You will have to take out these items, as well as any other ...


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With some scales, its hard to set the luggage on the scale and get an accurate weight. So I get the scale by myself, and note the weight. Then I get off, let the scale reset, and get back on holding the piece of luggage. Then just subtract the two numbers. (This also works well for weighing pets.)


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I usually try to travel with a travel scale. They are not that expensive (if you buy them at the right place) and can save you some headaches. Unfortunatly sometimes I forget it. What I allways usually do is weight the luggage at home (a WC scale is enough like Nate already sugested). That gives me an estimate for the return (pf how much more weight I can ...


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While humans (at least me) are usually quite bad at estimating absolute weights, they are much better at comparing weights (at least in a certain range). Thus, if you lack an appropriate scale, you can get a good estimate if you hold your luggage in one hand and something that roughly weighs the maximum allowance in the other and estimate which one is ...


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As Alexander commented, dedicated luggage scales work well too. The advantage this has over a bathroom scale is that a suitcase or duffel bag may cover the readout. In addition, it might be more accurate.


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An ordinary bathroom scale should be accurate within a pound or two. If you have a digital scale that won't register such small weights, then weigh yourself, weigh yourself holding the suitcase, and subtract. If you are away from home or don't have a bathroom scale, pharmacies often have a scale inside the store that you can use, either for free or by ...


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You will have to pay more. The rates vary based on the flight and your status with the carrier. For example, if you are military or business/first class, you can bring 70 LBS bags. The standard overweight fee for normal bags (your first two) is $100 if the bag is between 50.1 LBS and 70 LBS, and $200 if the bag is between 70.1 LBS and 100 LBS. Bags over 100 ...


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http://www.united.com/CMS/en-US/travel/Pages/BaggageExcess.aspx depends on the flight. You need to check on http://www.united.com/CMS/en-US/travel/Pages/CheckedBaggage.aspx but in general, domestic overweight is $100, transoceanic is $200. You could use a courier for some of your stuff at this prices...


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There is one more issue. If you wash something in the sink, it's wet afterwards (how surprising!). Now, if something is wet, it will need to dry. During the drying process, it will create a lot of humidity. Of course, taking a shower and drying your towel also creates a lot of humidity, but doing laundry just puts an extra dimension to it. Unless you hang ...



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