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I have searched on the airline websites, but however have not found a concrete answer to my question which is: if I were to take my 55" TV along with me from Germany to India, will the airlines allow this as a checked luggage? If yes, how much would the cost for such a transport be.

Hope someone can throw some light on this.

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I took an example of this Samsung model, which has shipping dimensions of 62.4" x 35.4" x 7.9" and a shipping weight of 67.7 lbs.

Then taking an example of a flight from Germany to India, say from Frankfurt to Delhi.

This route is serviced by Lufthansa flight 760 and Air India flight 120.

For Lufthansa, on their website:

The maximum size per piece of baggage, regardless of class, is 158 cm (width + height + depth).

For Air India, the same rules apply.

The TV doesn't match these rules, as its clearly outside the bounds of what can be checked in; this means it will have be shipped as oversized cargo.

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