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Does security personnel look at the data on my laptop if I take it as carry-on luggage from Europe to the US?

I am about to take an Air France flight in a couple days, and I received this in an e-mail from AF: Important: New security measures for travel to the USA and Canada: From now on, all electronic ...
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How do I know when to use an adapter or a transformer? (Israel)

Israel uses a different plug shape than used in America, as well as a different voltage for power outlets (if I'm not mistaken, Israel uses 220V, while USA 110V). I could use an adapter like this one:...
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How to safely transport external hard drives during air travel?

I plan to take a few external hard drives from Boston to Paris (air travel). How can I safely transport them? Beyond backing them up, bubble wrapping them and taking them as in cabin-luggage, what ...
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Is it against regulations to pack my laptop battery on its own in my checked luggage?

We have several small children, which complicates traveling and requires us to compact our hand luggage as much as possible. We've been tempted to check in our laptop in our luggage, but have been (...
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What is the use of this socket/port seen on an airplane passenger's seat?

What is the use of this socket/port seen on an airplane passenger's seat? Seen on flight LA 833.
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Electrical compatibility between different countries

What electrical compatibility parameters and safety guidelines should be borne in mind when moving from one country to another? As far as I know, there are AC voltage (110V, 220-240 V), frequency (...
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Do I need a converter if the frequency (Hz) of a country is different?

In the US, electrical outlet frequency is listed at 60Hz and 120v. If I am traveling to a country with 50Hz, do I need a transformer? My appliances work with the voltage that is listed in the country ...
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Converter vs Adapter

I'm looking at travel Converters so I can use an American appliance abroad. Something like this. However, all of those I've seen are both Converters and Adapters. As far as I know, that means that if ...
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Issues powering a US laptop in Europe, via an adapter

Last summer I took my laptop on a trip from the U.S. to Austria. It is an Alienware (Dell) and the power cord has a ground pin and is rated 100-240V, 50-60Hz. I used an adapter to plug into the C ...
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How can I determine the carry-on size / weight limits and restrictions for a US domestic flight?

I'll be traveling for the first time in 20 years, and I'll be bringing my MacBook Pro and an iPad Air, as well as my usual folderol. I have a decent sized backpack, roughly 19-20" tall, 13-14" wide, ...
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Is it possible to take a desktop PC as carry-on luggage?

I am moving from Egypt to the Netherlands and I need to take my PC with me. I won't be taking the monitor, just the case, but I'm wondering what the best way would be. Am considering taking it as ...
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Is it allowed to take an external hard drive with you on a plane?

Can i take an external USB drive with me on an international flight? Do they open or scan it, or go through its contents at an airport or during a customs security check? If it is allowed, do I have ...
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Bringing computer parts into Iran

I'm going on holiday to Iran and an Iranian friend has asked me to bring a few computer parts with me from Australia, the total value is about $700. I'll be taking a motherboard, AMD CPU and memory. ...
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Carrying my laptop to abroad from India

When I was 14 I was going to USA with my family, my father was carrying his laptop, I was also carrying it but my dad was strictly not allowing that. Which is the solution to carry my laptop from ...
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Is there any printer at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) that airline passengers can use?

Is there any publicly available printer at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) that airline passengers can use?
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How to not forget things? [closed]

I travel a lot and I constantly forget various small items in the places I go. For instance, I recently left my travel adapter in a Starbucks and a few months ago I forgot many toiletries in an Airbnb....
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Is there a way to work on a MacBook Pro on >10 hour flights?

Whenever I am on a long flight, I try to be as efficient as possible in laptop usage. Everything that I don't need is switched off, from WiFi and Bluetooth to any other unneeded app. I mainly need to ...
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Can I take my Macbook Pro 2015 on my Aegean/Lufthansa flight?

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) banned these kind of laptops. However, I will fly from Munich to London, and at a later date from Munich to Athens. FAA is a USA organisation though, which makes ...
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What is the allowed amount of electronics to be brought to USA?

I am flying to USA from EU for CES and I have a laptop and 3 tablets which I would like to take with me. Can I do that without any issues? Should I fill some paperwork before? Even though I am not ...
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My checked through baggage got stuck in transit airport due to security reasons

I was flying A -> PEK -> B, where flights A -> PEK and PEK -> B are operated by different airline companies (Air China and Azerbaijan Airlines in my case). My baggage was checked through by carrier A ...
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Must hearing aids be taken off when passing through security?

When someone uses hearing aids which is usually a small electronic device that is inserted into the ear, should they be taken off the person and passed through the x-ray machine along with electronics?...
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Which EU/UK train companies provide plug sockets, which are free, and on which services? [closed]

I have noticed that some trains have plug sockets installed, presumably for commuters to use to charge their devices etc. However, some trains seem to have these all over the place, while others have ...
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What are these holes for on this European travel adaptor?

I have a standard European travel adaptor. What are the two circled holes on the top and bottom for?
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Will this device work with a US/Europe adapter?

I'm not sure whether this is the right place to ask. There are some questions about adapters and compatibility of devices on travel.SE, but I'm afraid that this might be a little too specific. I ...
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Can I bring my desktop computer as check-in baggage on a flight? [duplicate]

I am moving from Malaysia to the US, and planning to bring my desktop computer with me. I plan to pack it in my checked-in luggage. Will the computer risk being damaged? Any precaution should I take ...
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Which tracker can reliably and accurately track luggage?

In the movies, we often see a small device placed on something or someone which then allows the device to be tracked to its location or even while moving. It would be fantastic to have a similar thing ...
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A normal desktop computer [closed]

I am going to the US on a work visa and would like to take my desktop computer with... am I allowed to take only the tower through customs if I pack it in a travel case?
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What is the safest way to adapt a two pin British shaving socket to a European two pin (Germany) for use with an electric toothbrush bought in the UK?

I have a Braun electric toothbrush that has the two pin British shaving connector. What is the best means to charge it in Europe, specifically Germany?
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What are the rules about laptops and the United States?

Early in June I'll be travelling to the US.. I've heard various bits of news about the rules for taking laptops to the US. That they won't be allowed in hand baggage, or they won't be allowed at all, ...
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Traveling with Computer Components in Carry-On

The advice given to travel with a desktop computer is to remove the hard drive and pack it into carry-on luggage. Is this still allowed if the hard-drive is not connected to anything? Given that we ...
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Laptop Searches by Customs - UK and US

I'll be traveling to the UK (London) on a study abroad in the spring and will be bring my laptop for school and intern purposes. I was just curious what/if any rights UK customs has to search laptops ...
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Where should I pack my electronic Tesla Coil? [closed]

I'm a coiler; I make Tesla Coils. I have various sizes. I would like to carry it on if possible because they are a little fragile. It will fit size restrictions. I hope I can at least check it.
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Can I travel with a laptop without a functioning battery? [duplicate]

In a few days' time, I will be going to Australia to further my studies. I have a laptop whose battery died a while back. It turns on with the power cord, but not with the battery. Is it a problem if ...
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Do I need to declare official laptop and other electronics at UK customs?

I am travelling to the UK from India with family on a vacation. I want to carry my official laptop just to check emails and respond if necessary on a crisis. I have the permission letter from my ...
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Do United's 787-9 Dreamliners have personal HDMI ports?

I will be flying through United later this year on a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. I see that each of the seats comes with "personal device entertainment" which seems to be a display with streaming ...
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Are there any countries where modern devices that take 100-240V AC power won't work?

Most consumer electronic devices these days use switched-mode power supplies, which typically specify they can take input power between 100–240 V, at frequencies of 50–60 Hz AC. All my typical travel ...
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Will my aircraft have single or double prong headphone connection?

I will be travelling on a Boeing 777-300ER and want to use my Sony headphone which has a one-prong connection. Would I need an adapter for a two-prong situation? My return flight is on a Boeing 777-...
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Refrigerator 60 Hz vs 50 Hz [closed]

Would a 120 volt single phase 60 Hz refrigerator be able to run on a 120 volt single phase 50 Hz power cycle without running into any issues?
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Can I take a 24" computer monitor on board?

I am not a frequent traveler, at least not yet. I would like to know if a 24" computer monitor in its original box the size of a large luggage would be allowed on board a plane even for an extra ...
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Duty on electronics when arriving to Argentina

A friend is traveling to Buenos Aires from the US, bringing both his personal notebook, and a new one for a relative. As I understand it, he'll have to pay 50% of the value of the new one (not sure ...
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What is the fee on bringing a computer from a country to another?

im planning go on a trip to USA from Brazil in june, i have the intention to buy eletronics while there to bring back to Brazil, a videocard, motherboard and such, what i must do? there is a fee of ...
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Adaptors that work in the various electricity outlets in Europe

Are there any single-plug (not "powerstrip"-style) adapters that can work for Italy, France, the UK, and Switzerland? It seems very cumbersome to have to pack 4 types of adapters. 'European' outlet, ...
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Family with lots of electronics traveling to India connecting flight in India customs

This is my first time going to India so please cope with me. I have been doing some reading and discovered a 'potential landmine'. From Singapore we fly to Kochi (Indian airlines) and connecting ...
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Electric Adapter for Japan

I live in Germany and I already have a universal travel adapter as shown in the screenshot below. Since the voltage level in Germany is 230V and in Japan it's 110V, do I need any other special ...
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is there any chance of arrest if i carry laptop with NSA Sticker to USA?

Myself planning trip by coming week to Portland,USA. I carry laptop with a sticker "NSA Monitoring device". Is there any chance for getting arrested or refusing visa at transit due to the sticker. ...
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How are laptop searches conducted at immigration/customs/border check points? [closed]

I understand that in some countries, electronic devices can be searched at customs and border check points. I would like to understand how this check is done technically. I.e., do they just turn it ...
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Will my macbook air 2010 pass the airports security controls without a battery? [duplicate]

I'm going to travel to Panama City ,and then to Barcelona ( Spain ), but i want to carry my macbook air in a backpack, the only thing that worries me is that my battery is damaged, i had to remove it ...
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Where can I rent a computer monitor for two weeks in Hong Kong?

Where can I rent a computer monitor for two weeks in Hong Kong? I'm looking for average sized computer monitors, i.e. around 24 to 27 inches. I found http://www.argo-tech.hk/ but the prices I was ...
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What kind of plug adapter should I pack for India?

I'm travelling around a few cities in India, from Delhi to Bangalore. What type of plug adapter should I pack?
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Can I bring a laptop on board a Turkish flight to the US having a connection in Istanbul?

I apologize for asking a question similar to previously asked questions (such as this one), but I've seen conflicting statements on the matter, and wanted to learn from first hand experience. I've ...

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