Im traveling from NY to Toronto on a plane. Can I take a desk iMac computer in the checked luggage without the risk of mess up the computer because of the heat or coldness of the cargo of the aircraft? Thanks


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As long as it is properly wrapped and packed, it should be OK.

The problem is not the temperature, but the handling by airport staff.

Stick on the box/luggage, "fragile" stickers.

Also, check if you have insurance for damage baggage.

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    There’s quite a bit of debate on the effectiveness of “fragile” stickers. Most people think this will just make the check-in agent make you sign a liability waiver and it will have no effect on handling. So you’d better protect you iMac very well. Don’t forget your bag may end up at the bottom of a pile, with lots of very heavy luggage thrown onto it multiple times.
    – jcaron
    Commented Sep 1, 2018 at 0:03

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